Our Team

John M. Adams, CPA, PFS, CFP®, CGMA
John M. Adams, CPA, PFS, CFP®, CGMA

Specialty Areas


  • B.A. in Accounting, Rutgers University – Camden, 1978
  • M.B.A in Finance, Temple University, 1984

Professional Memberships

  • New Jersey Society of CPAs
  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Society of Financial Services Professionals
  • Estate and Financial Planning Council of Southern New Jersey
  • AICPA Personal Financial Specialist
  • Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs and the Financial Planning Association.

John M. Adams, CPA, PFS, CFP®, CGMA

Associate Partner

Cherry Hill, NJ
856-667-4100 Ext. 1188

Making sense of confusing tax and financial issues for the assorted industries that make up South Jersey.

John is an Associate Partner at the firm with over 25 years of accounting, tax and business experience. Certified in the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, he provides accounting services, audits, reviews, compilations, tax planning and preparation, and management advisory services to his business clients. While he has worked with varied clientele over the years, today he primarily works with small businesses, real estate owners/developers, contractors, medical practices, retailers, manufacturers, and other service related businesses.

As an AICPA Personal Financial Specialist (PFS), a prestigious distinction shared by less than 5,000 CPAs nationwide, John is hands-on with his business owner and individual clients, working with them to be proactive in their personal financial planning. In this respect, he has obtained esteemed certification as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional.

John became an Alloy Silverstein team member in 2012 after previously holding positions as a sole practitioner of a full-service tax and accounting practice and as a manager at other small and medium-sized public accounting firms. He received his B.A. from Rutgers University and achieved his MBA in Finance from Temple University and today is certified in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Due in part to his extensive background, John has also achieved the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation, which acknowledges his ability to successfully leverage his business acumen, including strategy, management, and operations, when advising his business clients.

Getting to Know John

John resides in Cherry Hill with his wife, Colleen, their daughter, Tara, and their dogs. A sports enthusiast, he spends his time outside of the office golfing and watching all Philadelphia sports teams, especially the Phillies and Eagles. He is a puzzle fanatic and enjoys solving Sudoku and crossword puzzles. John also likes reading, dining out, going to the movies, and appreciates a fine cigar.

Community Involvement

  • Treasurer and Executive Board Member, Cherry Hill Food and Outreach Council
  • Board Member, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) of Southern NJ
  • Animal Welfare Association
  • Past Treasurer, Miss New Jersey Pageant

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and federally registered CFP (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

Please be aware that John Adams’ CFP® certification is not affiliated with 1st Global. Mr. Adams does not offer and is not licensed to offer financial planning or investment advisory services. Such services are only offered through the appropriately licensed members of our firm.