Thomas Dearnley


Tom currently serves as the Managing Principal of CLA's Construction Industry which is comprised of over 350 family members serving over 5,000 clients.  In his role as MPI, Tom is responsible for setting, overseeing and guiding the strategic direction of the construction practice.

Tom has over 20 years of experience providing assurance and consulting services to general and specialty contractors.

Tom joined CLA in 2021 through the merger of blumshapiro. During his time at blum, Tom sat on the management team of the firm, was the managing principal of the assurance practice, built the firms Food and Beverage vertical and led the construction team.

Tom started his career at Feeley & Driscoll, P.C., the preeminent construction accounting firm in the Boston market, where he was a partner.



  • Bryant University - Bachelor of Science in Accounting Information Systmens
  • Bentley University - Mater of Science in Taxation (MST)

In the community

  • Member of Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) - Massachusetts
  • Member of Rhode Island Builders Association (RIBA)
  • Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Member of Massachusetts Society of CPAs (MSCPA)