About our firm

Hession & Pare, one of New Hampshire’s most experienced and respected accounting firms, is committed to meeting the accounting, audit, taxation and business service needs of individuals, families, and businesses. Our dedicated team of professionals understands the complex financial needs of our clients and provides a level of close personal and professional attention that allows them to navigate today’s financial environment with confidence.


Hession & Pare partnersAfter beginning their careers in the Boston offices of national accounting firms, founders John Hession and Tom Pare established the firm of Hession & Pare P.C. in a brick mill building, located in the heart of downtown Manchester, New Hampshire. Over time, the firm grew both in size and reputation. During its 40 plus years, the partners and staff at Hession & Pare have worked closely with a number of long-standing clients in a broad array of industries. Businesses and individuals in a variety of professions and stages of life have depended on the guidance and expertise of the firm. Throughout its existence, the firm has employed dedicated certified public accountants to participate in delivering quality auditing, assurance, tax and business consulting services on a timely basis. Today, Hession & Pare is still located in their original offices at 62 Stark Street in Downtown Manchester, and they are still setting themselves apart—not simply by the services they provide but by the personal attention they provide to each of their clients.


Throughout their careers, John Hession and Tom Pare have played an active role in the communities in which they live and work. Through their involvement in charitable, civic and non-profit endeavors they continue to make a difference. The commitment to give back to the community is a value embraced at Hession & Pare and one that the people working at the firm have embraced. The firm’s employees are not afraid to get involved, to volunteer, to lead and make a difference.

John Hession serves on the boards of many non-profit organizations including Solutions Health and the Elliott Hospital for which his efforts were rewarded in 2010 when he received the Elliot Hospital’s William S. Green Award. He is also on the board of the Cape Cod Senior Softball League where he serves as Treasurer.

Tom Pare is presently a member of the Manchester Rotary and is a former director of Intown Manchester Management, which helped shape the city of Manchester as we know it today. He has also been involved with the New Hampshire Association for the Blind, Future In Sight, and the  Manchester Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Cheryl Little is currently on the Audit Committee of Future In Sight, and the Accounting and Audit for Nonprofit Committee of the New Hampshire Society of CPA’s.