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Courtney C. Lang

Courtney C. Lang

EA

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PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Mrs. Lang began her career with CPA Associates in 2010 as a staff accountant, and has since advanced to be become a Partner and Director of Accounting and Auditing in our Huntingdon office. Courtney specializes in auditing, small business consulting, and taxation for individuals, partnerships, corporations, estates, and trusts.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

Courtney is a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA).

EDUCATION

A graduate of The University of Houston-Victoria, Courtney received a Masters of Business Administration with an Accounting Concentration.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Courtney serves as the Treasurer and is a member of the Ways and Means Committee for Huntingdon County Business and Industry. She also serves as Treasurer for ReInvision Huntingdon. Courtney also enjoys being a member of Rotary International and is involved in the local Huntingdon Rotary Club where she serves as the chair of the Greeter/50-50 committee.

Wayne A. Hearn

Wayne A. Hearn

CPA/PFS, MBA, ChFC, CLU, CDP

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PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

A CPA since 1977, Mr. Hearn is one of the founding partners of CPA Associates. Early in his professional career, Wayne worked as a Systems Analyst for the US Army and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal while serving in Southeast Asia. Later, Mr. Hearn was employed as a field agent for the Internal Revenue Service, Director of Finance for Home Nursing Agency, corporate secretary for a Pennsylvania software company, and a life insurance agent with Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance. He brought the experience and knowledge gained from working in these various positions with him when he founded CPA Associates in 1987.

Wayne serves as the firm’s managing and tax partner. His specialties include: business and individual taxation, small business consulting, corporate and business planning, estate and trust planning, succession planning, and wealth accumulation.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

Wayne is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA). Mr. Hearn has also earned designations as a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU). Both designations enhance Mr. Hearn’s knowledge of financial planning and insurance.

EDUCATION

Mr. Hearn received his Master of Business Administration Degree from Cleveland State University in Ohio.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Wayne serves on the Board of Directors for various community organizations including the Huntingdon Community Center, Huntingdon Chamber Community Foundation, Friends of Raystown Lake, and Huntingdon Park & Road Association. In his involvement with both Friends of Raystown Lake and Huntingdon Park & Road Association, Wayne holds the officer position of Treasurer. He is also involved in the local business community by serving as a Regional Board Member for Kish Bancorp.

Emily L. Byler

Emily L. Byler

CPA

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PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Emily is an accounting manager at CPA Associates with more than 5 years of experience working primarily with governmental and non-profit entities in Huntingdon County and the surrounding areas.  She specializes in audits, reviews, compilations, and agreed upon procedures engagements.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

Miss Byler is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA).

EDUCATION

Emily attended Juniata College (Huntingdon, PA) and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

As an active member of her local church, Emily serves as the church Treasurer and volunteers with the children’s ministry.

Michael A. McClain

Michael A. McClain

CPA

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PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Mr. McClain is a senior manager and director of our office located in Altoona, PA.  Mike began his accounting career in 1984, and joined our team at CPA Associates in 2006.  Mike’s areas of specialization are in small business consulting, auditing, and taxation for corporations, partnerships, and individuals.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

Mike is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA).

EDUCATION

Mr. McClain is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University were he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Mike holds a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and is involved in martial arts in his community.

Harry M. Stroup

Harry M. Stroup

CPA, CGMA

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PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Harry was one of the founding partners of CPA Associates, and has played a role in the firm since its creation. During his early years with CPA Associates, Harry served as the audit partner. In 2008 he divested himself of his ownership interest in the firm in order to pursue additional accounting opportunities.  During this time, Harry served as the Director of Finance for a multi-county nonprofit agency and continued working part-time for CPA Associates. Harry returned to CPA Associates in a full-time capacity in 2012, and has since served as the firm’s accounting and auditing engagement partner.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

In addition to being a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), Mr. Stroup previously was a visiting instructor at Juniata College where he taught auditing for 11 years.

EDUCATION

Harry graduated from The Pennsylvania State University’s Accounting Honors Program where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. He has also completed the AICPA’s Governmental Accounting and Auditing Certificate of Educational Achievement Program and was awarded a Certificate of Educational Achievement in Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Harry has served as the Treasurer of Huntingdon County Habitat for Humanity for many years, and was at one time an active member of the program’s Building Committee. He is also the Treasurer and a founding board member of Huntingdon Landmarks, Inc., and has served numerous terms on the Church Vestry at the Saint John’s Episcopal Church.

Mohs

Mohs

Official Canine

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Primary Office – Huntingdon
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Amanda R. McClain

Amanda R. McClain

EA

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PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Amanda is a senior accountant and office manager of our Altoona office.  She specializes in payroll, QuickBooks training and assistance, and taxation for individuals, corporations, partnerships, estates, and trusts.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

Mrs. McClain is a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA) and the Pennsylvania Society of Enrolled Agents.

EDUCATION

A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Amanda has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting and Finance.

Karen L. Itinger

Karen L. Itinger

EA

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PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Karen is a senior accountant in our Belleville office. She began her career with CPA Associates in 1998. Karen’s primary area of specialization is in small business setup and tax consulting for the English and Conservative communities. Karen is also experienced in QuickBooks setup and training, IRS problem resolution, and taxation for individuals, partnerships, and businesses.

EDUCATION

Karen received her Associate’s Degree in Accounting and Business Administration from DuBois Business College.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Karen enjoys spending time with family as well as cooking and baking.

Kathryn Liveringhouse

Kathryn Liveringhouse

EA

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PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Kathryn started her career at CPA Associates in 2019 as a Staff Accountant. Prior to this, she gained her experience from working as an Office Coordinator for many years. Since starting her career with CPA Associates, she has been promoted to Senior Accountant and Office Manager of the Huntingdon location. As a Senior Accountant, she has taken on the role of heading the business returns and assists with personal tax returns during the tax season. Kathryn offers many years of experience in accounts receivable, accounts payable, and double entry accounting.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Kathryn is a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor in both Desktop and Online.

EDUCATION

Kathryn graduated Magna Cum Laude and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Purdue Global University. She has obtained her EA (Enrolled Agent) Certification and is currently working towards her CPA.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Kathryn enjoys spending time with her loved ones and friends.

Kayleigh Dwyer

Kayleigh Dwyer

Payroll Specialist

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PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Kayleigh is a payroll specialist at the Huntingdon office. She specializes is payroll, Quick Books training and assistance, and taxation for individuals.

EDUCATION

Associate of Science – Accounting
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Amber L. Moore

Amber L. Moore

EA

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PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Amber started her career with CPA Associates in our Belleville office during 2016. She is currently an Accounting Assistant as well as the Belleville Office Manager. Amber specializes in individual income tax preparation, small business bookkeeping and tax preparation, payroll processing, payroll tax preparation and sales tax preparation. She is instrumental in the daily operations of our Belleville office as she assists clients in notice resolution and answering general tax questions. She is a friendly and hard-working individual who is eager to aid staff members or clients in whatever capacity is needed.

EDUCATION

Amber received her IRS Enrolled Agent Certification in 2021. Prior to starting her career at CPA Associates, Amber had the opportunity to gain management and customer service experience through several roles of employment.

ACTIVITIES

Outside of work, Amber enjoys reading and spending time with her family and friends.

Olivia Snyder

Olivia Snyder

Payroll Specialist

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PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Olivia began her career with CPA Associates in 2020 in the Huntingdon location. She is employed as a Tax Bookkeeper that specializes in processing payroll, quarterly taxes, bookkeeping, tax preparation, Quickbooks training and assistance. She brings with her many years of experience in an office setting.

EDUCATION

Olivia obtained her Associate’s Degree in Executive Assistant at DuBois Business College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania.

ACTIVITIES

Olivia enjoys spending time husband and five fur babies. She is a member of her church in Mount Union and plays many roles in activities associated with her church.

Brittany Sneath

Brittany Sneath

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PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Brittany is the Administrative Assistant at our Belleville location. She started her career at CPA Associates in 2019. She is the friendly voice that you’ll hear greeting our clients, answering phone calls and scheduling appointments. Brittany is a very well-organized and efficient office coordinator that excels in assisting clients because of her general knowledge of payroll processing, payroll tax preparation, QuickBooks and income tax preparation. In her role at CPA Associates, Brittany wishes to make a positive impact on someone’s day as she serves the Mifflin County Community with their accounting needs.

EDUCATION

Brittany is a 2013 graduate of Fannett Metal High School.

ACTIVITIES & MEMBERSHIPS

Brittany is a member of the Centre Pointe United Pentecostal Church of Lewistown. She is also a member of Ducks Unlimited. Brittany enjoys spending her free time with family and friends as well as the great outdoors and dabbling in photography.

Cynthia Gage

Cynthia Gage

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PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Cindy is a staff accountant at our Altoona office. She specializes in payroll, taxation for individuals, and bookkeeping.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

Ms Gage is a member of the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB).

EDUCATION

Cindy attended Mount Aloysius College (Cresson, PA) and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting.

Lori Cooper

Lori Cooper

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PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Lori is a senior accountant at our office located in Huntingdon, PA. She began her accounting career with CPA Associates in 2000. Lori specializes in audit engagements of governmental and non-profit entities.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Lori continues to meet the continuing education requirements contained in Government Auditing Standards through independent study and group study programs sponsored by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

EDUCATION

Lori is a graduate of Juniata College (Huntingdon, PA) where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting.

Cindy Robinson

Cindy Robinson

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PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Cindy started her career with CPA Associates in 2017 at the Huntingdon Office as the Administrative Assistant. With many years of experience, Cindy has brought a lot of great ideas to the firm and is an instrumental asset to CPA Associates. Working in close coordination with all the accounting staff, Cindy has proven to be indispensable in helping to keep the office flowing and organized.

EDUCATION

Cindy obtained her degree in Business Administration/Executive Administrator from South Hills Business School and has continued to improve her knowledge over the years using her experience.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Cindy enjoys being an active member in her church in Mount Union, where her family and her reside.

Tina Yoder

Tina Yoder

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PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Tina started her career in the Belleville office in 2021 as a Support Team-Tax Bookkeeper. She specializes in payroll processing, payroll tax preparation, sales tax filings, Quickbooks training and assistance, individual income tax preparation, as well as other various bookkeeping services for many local businesses.

EDUCATION

Veteran of the United States Army who served as a personnel specialist. Certified Visual Therapist and Paraoptometric.

ACTIVITIES

Outside of work, Tina enjoys spending time with her family and friends, riding her Harley Davidson motorcycle and spending time at their beach house any chance she can.

Adam Moffa

Adam Moffa

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PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Adam is a Staff Accountant Trainee at the Huntingdon Branch of CPA Associates. In his role, he will offer specialization in taxation for individuals and bookkeeping.

EDUCATION

Adam graduated Magna Cum Laude from Juniata College in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education. He is currently working towards his Enrolled Agent certification.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Adam enjoys spending time with his family and friends, most of all when gathered around a homemade meal or seated in front of a great movie.

Shane Donnelly

Shane Donnelly

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PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Shane is a staff accountant in our auditing department located in Huntingdon, PA. He started his accounting career with CPA Associates in 2021. He brings with him many years of experience in a corporate setting allowing him to become meticulous at his work. He specializes in auditing and taxes, and is currently taking courses to extend his knowledge in these areas.

 

EDUCATION

Shane is a 2020 graduate of South Hills Altoona where he received his Associate degree in accounting. He is currently working towards getting his EA (Enrolled Agent) Certification.

Jacob Lechner

Jacob Lechner

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PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Jake has been a staff accountant in the Huntingdon office since 2021. He currently handles and specializes in: small business taxes, individual taxes, estates, and bookkeeping.

EDUCATION

Jake has earned two bachelor’s degrees from The Pennsylvania State University. The first one being a B.S in Business Administration where he had a concentration in Marketing and Management in 2016. He earned his second B.S in Accounting in 2021. He is currently pursuing his EA (Enrolled Agent) certification.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Since 2020 Jake has enjoyed being a volunteer coach for local little league teams. He also enjoys long walks on the beach, Piña Coladas, getting caught in the rain, and making people laugh with his sense of humor.