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Our Massena Team

About Our Firm

For years, Gray & Gray and Associates has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Our expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and financial planning.

Gray & Gray and Associates is one of the leading firms in and throughout the area. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. Gray & Gray and Associates is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of the area's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around the area. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Gray & Gray and Associates receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

Angela M. Gray, CPA, MSIS 315-764-1781

Angela is a Certified Public Accountant with almost fifteen years of experience, and was named a partner of Gray & Gray Certified Public Accountants in 2005. With a broad background in accounting, finances, and taxes, Angela can serve clients in any industry, from retail business to construction contracting, from professional practice to manufacturing, or even restaurants. In addition, Angela's QuickBooks skills are held in high acclaim across the North Country. She teaches and supports entrepreneurs of all kinds how to best utilize the program to fit their business

Specialties: Business and tax planning for closely-held business, individuals, and not-for-profits

Credentials and Affiliations

  • Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice in New York
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Certified QuickBooks Advisor
  • Bachelor of Science with a Distinction in Accounting from Clarkson University
  • Masters of Science in Information Systems from Clarkson University


  • Board member and past Treasurer of Seaway Valley Prevention Council
  • President and past Vice President and Treasurer of the North Country Children's Clinic
  • Treasurer of the Rotary Club in Canton
  • Board member of Traditional Arts in Upstate New York
  • Board member of Canton-Potsdam Hospital Foundation

John J. Gray, Jr., CPA, CGMA, MBA 315-764-1781
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Clarkson University
  • Masters of Business Administration from Clarkson University
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association Certificate of Advanced Technical Study

  • John J. Gray Jr., was the founder and managing partner of Gray & Gray Certified Public Accountants, P.C., Canton, NY where he practiced in partnership with his daughter, Angela. The firm was established in 1977 in Saranac Lake and operated out of John's home office until 2001. In 2001, John resigned from his full time CFO position and purchased the firm of Canfield and Menz in Canton, which he merged with his own. During the first 25 years, the firm was operated on a part-time basis as John worked as Vice President for Finance and Information Systems in area hospitals for eighteen years, including Canton-Postdam Hospital (eight years) and Adirondack Medical Center (ten years), as well as seven years as the Diocesan Fiscal Officer for the Diocese of Ogdensburg.

    Specialties: Personal, small business, and not-for-profit accounting and income tax planning and preparation, Healthcare Financial Management and Administration

    John Gray, Financial Advisor, Securities offered through Advisory services offered through Anantax Investment ServicesSM, 3200 Olympus Blvd., Ste 100, Dallas, TX 75019, 972-870-6000. Gray & Gray and Associates CPA, P. C. and G & G Advisors, LLC are not a registered broker/dealer or registered investment advisory firm.

    Credentials and Affiliations

    • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
    • Member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
    • Member National Association of Tax Practitioners
    • Member Healthcare Financial Management Association
    • Member Institute of Management Accountants

    Activities and Awards

    • Immediate Past President Adirondack Chapter of New York State Society of Certified Public Accounts (NYSSCPA)
    • Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors of the Canton Chamber of Commerce
    • Member of the Canton Economic Development Steering Committee
    • Past Member Town of Colton Planning Board
    • Former Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors of the St. Lawrence County Child Care Council
    • Member of the Reh Center for Entrepreneurship Advisory Council and the Business Leadership Council at Clarkson University
    • 2013 State University of New York at Canton Distinguished Citizen
    • 2007 Canton Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year
    • Past Exalted Ruler & Honorary Life Member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Saranac Lake Lodge #1508

    Jessica L. Simonds, Staff Accountant 315-764-1781 Quickbooks Desktop Certified Pro Advisor

    Jessica joined the firm in January 2015.

    Prior to this, she had five years of experience in accounting, bookkeeping, and tax preparation.

    Her areas of expertise include bookkeeping and tax return preparation.

    Jessica is currently studying accounting and finance with the University of Phoenix, with future plans of continued education to earn her MBA.

    She resides in Winthrop, NY.

    Lauren M. Sommerfield, Administrative Assistant 315-764-1781 A. A. S. degree from North Country Community College
    Quickbooks Desktop Certified Pro Advisor

    Lauren joined the firm in 2017.

    Prior to that, Lauren had over 20 years of customer service experience which allows her to provide a welcoming and service oriented experience for our clients.

    Her areas of expertise are bookkeeping and firm administrative services.

    Lauren resides in Massena