Goff Backa Alfera & Company announces Acquisition of the audit and attestation practice of Seachrist & Associates, A.C. effective January 1, 2020

Posted by Rita R. Day on Jan 6, 2020 3:02:24 PM

Pittsburgh, PA November 20, 2019 – Goff Backa Alfera & Company, LLC is pleased to announce the acquisition of the audit and attestation practice of Seachrist & Associates, A.C. effective January 1, 2020. The firm will maintain offices in Pittsburgh and Wheeling, West Virginia, and the former Seachrist & Associates audit team will continue to operate from Wheeling and service their clients in the same manner as always. Seachrist & Associates will continue preparing income tax returns for individuals, corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, estates, and non-profit organizations. They will also continue to provide clients a wide range of other services including bookkeeping, consulting and payroll.

Both Goff Backa Alfera & Company and Seachrist & Associates have earned a reputation for delivering superior audit and attestation services to a broad range of clients. Goff Backa Alfera & Company will serve an expanded client base and will expand its talent and resources to provide increased expertise to the firm’s clients.

“We have been working on mutual clients with Craig Seachrist and his team for many years and now we are very excited to expand this working relationship,” said Richard Alfera, managing partner of Goff Backa Alfera & Company. “Our goal is to build the best possible audit and attestation team for the long-term, and to do even more for our clients. We look forward to working with Craig and his associates in the years ahead.”

“As my long term friend and former audit partner Ron Marling eases into retirement, this arrangement will allow us to continue to provide outstanding audit services to our clients without any disruptions,” said Craig Seachrist, managing partner of Seachrist & Associates. “It will also enable our continuing firm (Seachrist & Associates) to be able to focus on providing those clients with comprehensive tax and consulting services. It really is a win for both firms and all of the clients we serve.”

Goff Backa Alfera & Company, LLC, is a full-service CPA firm offering public accounting and consulting firm services to clients locally, nationally, and internationally. Our firm ranks among the top firms in the nation determined by professional peer review standards.
We take pride in providing the highest quality of services to our clients.
Our memberships in...

• AICPA’s Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center (EBAQC)
• Members of Center for Public Company Audit Firms
• (CPCAF)Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC)

...assist our professional staff in achieving this ultimate goal. Our professionals are active leaders and members of numerous professional, educational and community organizations.
Our specialized service groups, combined with our client relationship partner and manager structure, are designed to provide our clients with the highest value and technical expertise available without sacrificing the personalized service that is our trademark.

In addition to the personal attention our clients receive in identifying and planning for their diverse financial and business needs, we are committed to our employees. Through open communications, we emphasize career development and training and encourage our employees to perform consistently beyond expectations when serving clients.

Our involvement in the communities we serve is representative of our commitment to improve the quality of life and to promote business development and economic growth

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