John Massey

CPA, MSM, and Tax Manager

John MasseyJohn joined the team in 2017 and works with the tax and audit department. A Maine native, he currently resides in Waterville.

Before One River

John double majored in Accounting and Business Management at Merrimack College in Andover, Massachusetts. He then went on to earn his Master’s Degree in Business Management. After graduating, Massey began his career at a public accounting firm in Boston where he worked for four years before returning back home to Maine.

At One River

John helps individuals and businesses with tax planning and preparation out of both the Bath and Oakland offices. As a valued member of the audit department, he works on compiled and reviewed financial statements for businesses.

    John’s Articles…

    • The (potential) 20% Deduction Business Owners Should Understand (11/20/2018) - Last December, one of the biggest (real news) headlines was the drastic tax reform working its way through the legislative process. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was officially signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017 and it represents the most comprehensive tax reform in decades. The more dramatic changes have […]
    • Pay Attention When You Get Paid (1/17/2018) - Over the past couple of months, it has been hard to avoid the noise coinciding with what is formally known as the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act. Now that the bill has passed, and much of that noise has become a reality, the consequences of the reform are impossible to avoid. While the broader effects […]
    • Business New Year’s Resolutions (1/15/2018) - Every year, as we turn the calendar from one from one year to the next, many of us contemplate self-imposed resolutions as a means of improvement. We interpret the dawn of a new year as if it were a clean slate; as we compartmentalize years into chapters, January first provides us with a blank page. […]

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    Q & A…

    Why do you do what you do?

    I went to college with a general interest in business. After taking an accounting class during my freshman year I became intrigued. I like that accounting lets us get down to the bones of a business, and I enjoy the strategic component that comes into play when helping clients with tax work.

    What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

    My grandfather was the one who told me that, “it doesn’t matter what you do, as long as you are the best one doing it”.

    What is your biggest accomplishment?

    The apple of my eye! My daughter was born at 7:02 PM on July 27th, 2018 and caring for her has been nothing short of spectacular. While I have been short on sleep ever since, my heart has never been more full. Outside of the office my life is completely encapsulated by my family and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

    What do you do on April 16th?

    Usually, I sleep. Preferably on a hammock, while I work on my sunburn.

    What is your favorite movie?


    What is something people might not know about you?

    I’ll take a good book over a good movie 7 days a week.