Bowman & Company LLP mourns the loss of retired Partner Jack Dailey, who passed on June 23rd, 2022. Mr. Dailey was an outstanding accountant, and he touched the lives of many Bowman staff on a personal level. We offer our most sincere condolences to Mr. Dailey’s family as well as anyone else who is affected by his passing. This blog will highlight some of his professional accomplishments, as well as the personal attributes that made him a unique & wonderful person.
Jack Dailey was involved in numerous professional organizations during his tenure at Bowman & Company LLP, including a term as president of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA) & president of the Southwest Jersey Chapter. His work for the NJSCPA and his dedication to the profession earned him a “Lifetime Leader” award, which he was recognized with in 2021. He was also acknowledged with a “Special Recognition” award in 2019 for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), which he was also a member of. Mr. Dailey was instrumental in authoring the New Jersey Law & Ethics course required to be taken by all New Jersey Certified Public Accountants; and through royalties associated with the course, he helped benefit the NJCPA Scholarship Fund, for which a scholarship was established in his name. At our own Firm, he demonstrated integrity as our Ethical Compliance Officer, ran the Continuing Education Program, and was the leader of our Governmental Department. Mr. Dailey retired from Bowman & Company LLP in 2015.
“Jack was a friend and mentor to me and many others at the Firm. He was a role model for our Firm as well as for our profession, and he will be missed by all.” – Robert Marrone, Partner at Bowman & Company LLP
Mr. Dailey was a well-rounded individual who supported the arts as well as athletics. He was a member of the Mummers’ Polish American String Band for many years. His leadership expanded to the entirety of the Mummer’s parade as a “Philadelphia Mummers String Band Judges Committee” member. As described by a fellow Mummer who knew him, “[Mr. Dailey] cared a lot about preserving the Mummer tradition”. He was an avid supporter of the basketball program of his Alma Mater, Villanova.
“Jack had an immeasurable impact on the culture at Bowman. He was a consummate professional,” remarks Carmela Frank, Administrative Assistant at Bowman & Company LLP. “But above all else, he cared for his family”. Mr. Dailey was a proud husband, father, and grandfather.
It is impossible to quantify the value of employee relationships; but in the case Mr. Dailey, the effect he had on others is undeniable. We at Bowman strive to have a positive impact on each other when we come in to work each day, and we look to people like Mr. Dailey as an example of how to accomplish that. We value the contributions of all Bowman employees & Partners, both past and present.
“The Passing of Jack Dailey is a tremendous loss to our firm, the profession, and more importantly to his family and friends. Jack was an incredible person and a dear friend to us all, and he will be missed.” – Michael Cesaro, Managing Partner at Bowman & Company LLP
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