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Press Release: ARI Promotes Michele Scott and Mike Thurz

By Accounting Resources January 18, 2024

GLASTONBURY, CT (Jan. 16, 2024) Accounting Resources, Inc. (ARI), one of Connecticut’s fastest growing outsourced accounting and human resources services firms, announces the promotions of Michele Scott and Mike Thurz to Senior Vice President.

Tony Zambrello, ARI President and Chief Operating Officer, said, “Michele and Mike’s leadership have played integral roles in ARI’s fast-paced growth, delivering the highest level of human resources and non-profit accounting services to clients.”

“Since joining ARI in 2010, Mike has worked with many organizations in Connecticut and throughout the Northeast,” said Zambrello. “They have come to rely on him and his team to manage their financials, oversee monetary grants, serve as a strategic partner, and ensure their annual audits go smoothly. Mike’s dedication to his clients and knowledge of the complexities of nonprofit accounting have been a key driver in ARI’s continued success.”

A graduate of the University of Hartford, Mike has more than 35 years of accounting and business experience in a variety of industry segments including non-profit, retail, construction, insurance, and financial services. He is a certified public accountant in Connecticut.

Tony Allen, ARI Chief Executive Officer, said, “In her nearly two decades with ARI, Michele has provided an unparalleled level of human resources management to clients, serving as a trusted advisor to leaders of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations alike. Michele had been instrumental in growing ARI’s HR services from its infancy to the large practice it is today. She and her team work tirelessly to guide ARI’s clients through the rapidly evolving HR landscape, driven by technological advancements, shifting employee expectations, and changing work dynamics, and provide invaluable guidance in the face of sensitive issues.”

A Boston College alumna, Michele has 30 years of wide-ranging HR experience in multiple industries including retail, financial services, technology, non-profit, manufacturing, construction, and insurance.

Tony Allen added, “The growth ARI has experienced, doubling in size in the last three years, would not have been possible without the commitment and contributions of Michele and Mike. Their leadership in our firm, mentoring of team members, and dedication to exceptional service are the reasons our clients consistently rate us as a five-star partner. We anticipate Michele and Mike will play key roles in ARI’s growth for many years to come.”


About Accounting Resources, Inc. (ARI)

Accounting Resources, Inc. ( provides outsourced accounting and human resources services to small-to-medium-sized businesses and not-for-profit organizations. The company was founded in 1988 and since then, has helped hundreds of clients manage their organization – often for less than the cost of staffing these critical functions in house.

When other firms rely on automated intelligence, ARI’s clients always have access to an account manager – an experienced accountant or human resources professional, who can confer on business challenges and offer invaluable insight to help organizations achieve their short- and long-term goals.

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