Kelly, Sparber, White & Associates, LLC

Kelly, Sparber, White & Associates, LLC

Experience, Knowledge, and Vision offered at Accounting Firm Kelly, Sparber, White & Associates, LLC.

By Karen Fetter

Kelly Sparber & WhiteOver 100 years of combined experience allows the accounting firm of Kelly, Sparber, White & Associates, LLC of Latrobe to give Westmoreland County residents quality service. The business handles everything from taxes and payroll to financial planning and business valuation.

“We tailor our services to fit our clients needs,” said partner Maryann White. “We also provide excellent quality services.”

Kelly, Sparber, White & Associates, LLC is a certified public accounting firm. In addition to partners Ron Kelly, Ed Sparber and Maryann White, the firm has four other year-round staff members. Ron Kelly began the firm in 1962 mainly as a tax practice. Ed Sparber partnered with him in 1985 and it further expanded when Maryann White became a partner in 2003.

What sets Kelly, Sparber, White & Associates, LLC apart from other accounting firms is the quality of its services backed by many years of experience. The combined years of experience of four staff members far exceeds 100 years. “We work great as a team. We share our knowledge with each other and all work goes through a comprehensive quality review process before it leaves our office,” said White.

Kelly, Sparber , White & Associates LLC’s high standard of excellence has shone through in their peer review evaluation by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) . The most recent peer review evaluation resulted in a “clean opinion” and reported that the firm’s “system of quality control for its accounting and auditing practice has been designed to meet the requirements of the quality control standards established by the AICPA.” White explained that not all accounting firms participate in this program.

“We firmly believe in offering quality services and by participating in the peer review program, we can ensure that we are doing so and meeting professional standards,” said White.

Kelly, Sparber, White & Associates, LLC is also highly involved with the community. Ed Sparber is on the Board of Directors for the Union Mission of Latrobe and for the Girl Scouts of Westmoreland County. Maryann White is on the Board of Directors for the Latrobe Area Chamber of Commerce. Both Ed and Maryann are members of the Latrobe Rotary Club where they are involved with many community projects.

The firm’s background overall is quite impressive, and so is the experience of the partners and staff members. Maryann White joined the firm in 2001 and became a member/partner in 2003. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown with a Bachelor of Arts in Business/Economics with a dual concentration in Accounting and Finance. She is a Certified Public Accountant and is Accredited in Business Valuation. She is also a member of the Institute of Business Appraisers, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Maryann specializes in the valuation of small, closely-held businesses as well as financial planning and taxes, and has been a CPA for over 15 years.

Ed joined the Firm in 1982 and became a partner in 1985. He graduated from Waynesburg College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Financial Planner. Ed specializes in complex tax issues, financial planning, and estate planning.

Ron, founder of the firm, is an Accredited Tax Advisor and Public Accountant. He is also an enrolled agent with the IRS.

In addition, staff member Linda Chomko has been a CPA for over 15 years and is working towards becoming a Certified Financial Planner. Linda specializes in taxes and brings to the firm many years of experience in this area, including international taxation.

Maryann, Ed, and Linda all worked for some of the largest, international public accounting firms in the world prior to joining the firm of Kelly, Sparber, White & Associates, LLC.

Whether you are looking for personal or business tax and accounting services, Kelly, Sparber, White & Associates, LLC is able to serve you with their knowledge, experience, and vision. One of the primary services the firm offers is tax compliance and planning, from federal, state and local income taxes to payroll taxes to sales and use taxes.

Kelly Sparber and WhiteIf you need help planning for your future, Kelly, Sparber, White & Associates, LLC can help you with retirement planning, estate planning, and business planning. They can help you determine when, and if, you can retire and help you create a plan. They can also help you minimize your estate taxes by developing an estate plan. If you are a business owner, they can help you manage cash flow, forecast income and expenses, and prepare a business plan.

Another key area of service offered by Kelly, Sparber, White & Associates, LLC is payroll. They can help you get rid of this often complicated and time consuming job by computing your payroll and preparing checks and tax deposits, as well as handling tax reporting and compliance with employment laws and audits. The firm can also prepare monthly, quarterly or annual financial statements to meet your financial reporting needs. Audits or reviews of financial statements can also be performed if required.

Need to know what your business is really worth? If you are buying or selling a business interest, planning for the future, or going through a divorce, the firm offers a wide range of business valuation services, from informal estimates of value to comprehensive valuation reports needed for litigation purposes.

No matter which area you need help with, Kelly, Sparber, White & Associates, LLC will tailor their services to fit your needs.

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