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QuickBooks Tips | How to Fix Duplicated List Items

Using QuickBooks requires the creation and maintenance of lists such as customer, vendor, chart of accounts lists. Frequently, clients come across a scenario where they find duplications within these...Read more

The EZ way to Form a Charitable Organization

In July 2014 the IRS released a new, easier version of Form 1023, Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Section 501(c)(3) is the...Read more

QuickBooks Tips | Memorizing Transactions

Businesses can make any number of transactions in a given year. A transaction being any business agreement or exchange that one makes with another person or business.  To minimize mistakes and...Read more

Real Estate Investments | The Cash Flow Approach

I recently went on vacation to the Outer Banks, a barrier island off the coast of North Carolina. It is a popular tourist destination, known for the wide expanse of beach front, state parks and...Read more

QuickBooks Tips | Using Class Tracking

What is QuickBooks Class tracking? Class tracking is a feature in QuickBooks that enables you to keep track of your transaction data by creating classes to categorize them.   What is a...Read more

Congratulations Are In Order!

GBACO is pleased to announce the following promotions!

Jennifer A. Varley, CPA

Jen has been promoted to Partner.  Since joining the firm in 2008 she has been responsible for managing our nonprofit audit practicing, with a focus in our HUD specialty area.  She has 32 years of experience working primarily in audit and assurance areas.

Varley graduated from Duquesne University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting. A CPA since 1987, she is also a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Stephanie D. Wright, CPA

Stephanie has been promoted to Manager within the Audit & Assurance department.  She spends the majority of her time providing auditing services to clients in a variety of industries including nonprofit organizations, manufacturing, and professional services.

In addition to her normal managerial responsibilities related to the audit and accounting engagements assigned to her, she will be responsible for assisting with the firm’s quality control areas and continuing to provide assurance services for clients in various industries, as well as staff training and development. 

Stephanie joined the firm in 2011 after graduating, Magna Cum Laude, from Duquesne University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting and a minor in Spanish. Stephanie received her CPA licensure in 2012.

Patrick Rossiter

Patrick has been promoted to Senior Consultant within the Tax department. 

Patrick graduated in 2014 from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and joined the Firm in 2014 and has worked primarily in the tax group, but also assists the Audit and Accounting group throughout the year.

Welcome Jenny Shao!

GBACO is thrilled to welcome Jenny Shao to our Audit and Accounting department as a Staff Consultant!

Jenny received her Master of Science in Accounting from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh in December 2016.  

Jenny has prior experience as a Tax Intern for Brunner Blackstone & Associates, PC and as an Assurance Associate for PwC.  

Pittsburgh Business Times | 2016 Best Places To Work

GBACO are pleased to announce that we have been nominated one of Pittsburgh Business Times - Best Places To Work a sixth year in a row and the 8th time in a decade!  




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