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Elmer J Washburn, CPA, ABV - Gloversville Office
Elmer specializes in tax planning and advisory services for closely held businesses. He has extensive experience with business valuations, S-corporations and bankruptcy. These qualities along with his approach to cash management, financial reporting and financial management make Elmer a valuable asset to businesses of all sizes.
Elmer is a graduate of Syracuse University's School of Management. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Business Appraisers.
Elmer's past and present affiliations include; President of the Fulton County Economic Development Corporation, the Gloversville YMCA, the Ambulance Service of Fulton County and Treasurer of the Gloversville Economic Development Corporation.
Larry J Sheeler, CPA - Gloversville Office
Larry specializes in consultation with closely held and family owned businesses with extensive experience in succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, income tax and estate planning.
Larry is a graduate of Westminster College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Management Consulting Services Division of the AICPA.
Larry's past and present affiliations include; President of United Way of Fulton County, Board of Directors and Treasurer, and Nathan Littauer Foundation, Inc.
John P Sawitzki, CPA - Gloversville Office
John specializes in tax planning for closely held businesses and individuals as well as providing accounting and attest services for closely held companies. He has extensive experience in the construction and retail automotive industries.
John is a graduate of Siena College with a Bachelor Degree in Accounting. John became a partner at WEST & Company CPAs PC in 2001 bringing with him over 25 years of experience.
John is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the AICPA Tax Practice Section.
John's past and present affiliations include: Treasurer for both the Amsterdam Rotary Club and the Foundation of St. Mary's Hospital of Amsterdam.
John is also the Little League Baseball assistant coach in Amsterdam NY where he lives with his wife Kelly and sons John Jr. and Matthew.
Trisha L Rogers-Byrns, CPA - Gloversville Office
Trisha is specialized in audits of not-for-profit corporations, governmental agencies, HUD organizations and medium-sized businesses. She also has extensive experience working with small to medium-sized, closely held businesses of varied types. She does consulting work with many not-for-profit organizations regarding internal controls and accounting procedures. Trisha also works closely with banks helping them prepare their non-profit tax fillings.
Trisha is a graduate of The College of Saint Rose with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. She became at partner at WEST & Company CPAs PC in 2001 bringing with her over 24 years of experience in accounting. In addition to her role as partner at the firm Trisha also leads the HR department.
She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and a Member of New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Trisha's past and present affiliations include: Board Member of the Gloversville Housing & Neighborhood Improvement Corporation, Inc.., Chairwoman of the Gloversville Salvation Army, Advisory Board Member and Secretary of the Gloversville Salvation Army, Treasurer of Benevolences for North Main Street United Methodist Church and Treasurer of Operations for North Main Street United Methodist Church.
Trisha is also at PTO member at Mayfield Elementary School District in Mayfield NY where she lives with her husband Todd and two children.
Michael W Rossi, CPA - Saratoga Springs Office
Michael specializes in the auditing of municipalities, school districts, BOCES, nonprofit organizations and commercial businesses.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from SUNY at New Paltz, and a Master of Business Administration from Sage Colleges.
He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Michael's present affiliations include; Treasurer of the Board of the Amsterdam Industrial Development Agency and member of the Montgomery County Republican Committee.
Amy M Pedrick, CPA - Saratoga Springs Office
Amy specializes in governments and not-for-profits, with extensive knowledge in the audits of not-for-profits, school districts, colleges and universities, financial institutions, as well as medium sized businesses.
Amy is a graduate of Union College where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Managerial Economics and a Masters in Business Administration in Accounting. She joined the firm in March 2005 and became a partner in 2011 bringing with her 13 years of experience in accounting. Among those experiences was her time spent at an international "big four" accounting firm for three years.
Amy is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is a member of the New York State Society of CPA's Public Schools Committee. Amy is also a chair of the Accounting and Auditing Committee.
Amy is the Treasurer of First Choice Financial Federal Credit Union.