Learning

WE LEARN. We believe that by educating ourselves we can better serve our clients. We have learned the tools of our trade not only through initial qualifying education, but through constant attention to the ever-changing accounting and tax regulations of today. This training and vigilant pursuit of the tenets of our profession is demonstrated by the following attributes of our staff.

The members of our professional staff are all graduates of prestigious colleges and universities. Both of our Of Counsel Associates have Masters degrees.

Firm Directors Vance Roy and Elizabeth Boyle, have received both the Certificate of Educational Achievement in Estate Planning from the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Certified Specialist in Estate Planning designation from the National Institute for Excellence in Professional Education, LLC, a designation that must be maintained by continual renewal of educational criteria on a bi-annual basis.  Director Steven Remaley is enrolled in a program to earn the designation of Certified Specialist in Estate Planning as well.

We pride ourselves on constantly maintaining and improving our technical qualifications through frequent and ongoing continuing professional education. All members of the professional staff regularly attend seminars and conferences sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA).

Senior Director Vance Roy  is a past committee member of the PICPA Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Committee and a past CPE committee chair of the PICPA Southwestern Chapter, helping to formulate the criteria by which CPAs in Pennsylvania are able to maintain and update their knowledge.

Director of Audit and Tax Services Elizabeth Boyle was a recipient of the Silver Certificate from the PICPA as special recognition of achievement of the second highest Pennsylvania score on 1994 CPA exam.

We also participate in the Quality Review Program of the AICPA which provides us with a critical look at our audit and accounting practice by Quality Review Managers from outside our firm.

We subscribe to auditing, accounting and tax reference materials and publications so as to maintain a current perspective on application of the regulatory issues facing our clients, and to be able to benefit from the interpretation of experts and prior relevant case law concerning those issues.

We maintain QuickBooks and Peachtree software libraries and maintain proficiency in both of these software programs used by our clients. Our Senior Accountants participate in the QuickBooks Pro Advisor program in order to offer a broader understanding of the capability of QuickBooks accounting software to our clients.  We work with Focus Development Group to help deliver their unique line of software products to property managers in the hospitality industry.

The business world of today is fraught with many technical complexities for all industries. Non-profit organizations find themselves subject to these same complexities, as well. We believe we can be an asset to those small businesses and non-profit organizations that utilize our services because we assure our staff has the basic knowledge necessary to service such entities and we build on those attributes by continually updating and improving upon that knowledge. WE LEARN.

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Roy & Associates, PC serves clients in western Pennsylvania located predominantly in Westmoreland County, Allegheny County, and Fayette County.

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