Adam Shay CPA, PLLC

Public Accounting Virtual CFO

Wilmington, North Carolina

United States

About Adam Shay CPA, PLLC

Adam Shay CPA, PLLC is a triple bottom line public accounting firm with personality that emphasizes a proactive approach to its clients. They believe that accountants don't have to be boring nor do they need to care only about numbers. The community and environment matter and the numbers will follow! The whole purpose of the firm is to serve others- whether it be their customers, community, or environment. Besides being a general public accounting firm (tax planning, tax preparation, and advisory services) the firm focuses on working with service based businesses. 

We became a B Corporation because we believe that it is important for us to lead by example. While we have always strived to do the right thing from the start, we believe that it is important for an external group to hold us accountable and to continue to improve the impact of our operations.

The Change We Seek™

Adam Shay CPA, PLLC seeks to be a different type of CPA firm by:

  • Maintaining a commitment to the environment. This is met by embracing new technologies, a paper minimal environment, and donating 1% of sales to local environmental non-profits as part of the 1% For the Planet Program.
  • To make their local community a better place by creating jobs and encouraging job growth and economic development in sustainable industries and business models. While industrial companies have had a strong historical presence in their area, sustainable businesses are going to lead it to a better future.
  • Making a healthy profit for the firm owners is important, but that is not a long-term, self-sustaining drive for an organization. There has to be a bigger purpose. It is important to treat employees fairly, support local vendors, and donate to charitable organizations.
  • Using their role as a trusted advisor and business leader to encourage other business owners in the community to give back and to work together to make the community a better place."
What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

August 2011

Company Score

Median Score*



The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.



The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.



The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).



The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.



The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

Overall B Score

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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Company Highlights: 

Governance: Both community members and customers have representation on the governing body; has worked within industry to develop social and environmental standards

Workers: >25% above living wage paid to lowest-paid hourly worker; 20+ paid vacation/personal days provided; Formal annual process for performance feedback to employees 

Community: Evaluates social and environmental performance of Significant suppliers annually; Gives preference to local suppliers; Donates >1% of profits to charity; Paid time off for community service

Environment: Conducts an internal environmental review; Has stated targets for environmental aspects of organizational operations; Extensive office wide recycling program; Offsets >50% of GHG emissions with certified carbon credits


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