Baker Newman Noyes Announces New Principals

Baker Newman Noyes (BNN), a nationally recognized top 100 accounting and advisory firm, is pleased to announce four new principal promotions in its Manchester, NH; Woburn, MA; and Portland, ME, offices.

Jessica Bouchard, CPA, Daniel Gayer, J.D., CPA, Scott McKenzie, CPA, and Julie Paquette, CPA, have all been promoted to principal, effective January 1, 2023.

“I am excited to congratulate and welcome our newest principals to the leadership team at BNN,” said Managing Principal Dayton Benway. “We are honored to recognize the accomplishments and talents of this group. Each of these individuals has shown great dedication to serving our clients, demonstrating strong technical ability and proven leadership skills. They are representative of the outstanding talent we have throughout BNN’s assurance, tax, and advisory practices, and serve as role models for who we are as a firm. I look forward to working alongside them as BNN continues to grow in the future.”

Bouchard, of Henniker, NH, who joined the firm’s Manchester, NH office in 2009, specializes in delivering audit and other attestation services to commercial, financial services, and nonprofit clients. Bouchard is heavily involved in training, development, and recruiting efforts for the assurance practice. She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Southern New Hampshire University, and currently serves as a Director to the New Hampshire Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Gayer joined the firm’s tax practice in 2011. Based in the Portland, ME office, he serves corporate clients across a variety of industries, particularly technology, manufacturing, and distribution.  Gayer has a background in state and local tax, which has led him to advise many of the firm’s larger multi-state clients. Dan earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Harvard University and a juris doctor from the University of Maine School of Law.

McKenzie brings more than 20 years of experience to his role at BNN and joined the firm in 2020. As the inaugural member of the firm’s transaction advisory services practice, he specializes in financial due diligence and mergers and acquisition support services. McKenzie has led due diligence assignments involving target companies across the United States and Canada. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a concentration in accounting, from Gordon College. McKenzie has been a longtime volunteer with Beverly Little League and other nonprofit organizations in the Boston area.

Paquette, of Scarborough, ME, began her career in BNN’s assurance practice in 2006. She specializes in the healthcare and nonprofit industries, and serves clients out of the firm’s Portland, ME office. Throughout her career, Paquette has served some of the largest healthcare clients at BNN. In addition, she is the lead on multiple benefit plans and uses her deep technical expertise on compliance audits. She is involved in both internal and external trainings and enjoys teaching and mentoring her staff. She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. Joseph’s College.

“It’s rewarding to see Jessica, Julie, Daniel, and Scott reach this career milestone at BNN,” said Benway. “Their individual path to principal represents four distinct and unique professional journeys that highlight the opportunity for a successful career in accounting. It’s meaningful to see each of them set an example of the varied and flexible paths to advancement that are open to all at BNN.”

BNN is a top 100 ranked firm by Accounting Today and INSIDE Public Accounting. The firm is led by 42 principals across five offices in New England.