William E. Cooper
William E. Cooper, CPA, became a shareholder at Walter & Shuffain in 2011 when Cooper & Company, the family-owned firm started by his father, and W&S merged. He began his career at Ernst & Young in New York City where he specialized in capital markets, derivatives and hedge funds. Bill joined his father and brother, David J. Cooper – also now a shareholder at W&S – at Cooper & Company in 1998 and was made a partner there in 2000.
Bill, who describes the merger with W&S as “a rare perfect fit,” works with a wide range of our clients throughout the Northeast, from sole proprietors and high-net-worth individuals up to large privately-held corporations and everything in between. He focuses on a variety of industries including: manufacturing, real estate, wholesale distribution, professional services firms, healthcare and start-ups.
With over 20 years of experience in public accounting combined with the resources and support staff available at W&S, Bill is able to stay focused on high-level strategic planning, as well as the accounting, tax and business matters, of his clients. It’s this support, along with Bill’s understanding of such a breadth of industries and his long-term client relationships, that allow him to serve as an integral part of many of his clients’ executive management teams. He prides himself on always being readily available to both his clients and coworkers.
An avid sports enthusiast, Bill loves golf, tennis and basketball and “…any other form of exercise I have time for.” He and Kim, his wife of 15 years, are also runners. In 2010 and 2011, they completed the Boston Marathon in honor of his parents raising $65,000 for the Dana Farber Marathon Challenge. They have “three amazing kids” and the family enjoys annual trips to Aruba, a family tradition for the last 32 years. Bill enjoys coaching their basketball, baseball and soccer teams and taking them to major sporting events in Boston.
Bill is a graduate of Lehigh University and holds a BS in accounting. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a Registered Investment Advisor.