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Catanese Group Participates in ALA Annual Conference

Catanese Group participated as a speaker in the 2018 ALA (Association of Legal Administrators) Annual Conference in National Harbor, MD. Samuel Catanese, CPA, Leading Partner, assisted by Lisa Hurst, Staff Accountant, and Christine Scholl, Marketing Director, gave a workshop on profit planning and cost accounting for law firms.  Participants worked through spreadsheets that taught them concepts of cost accounting, setting billing rates, and increasing profitability.

The four-day ALA Annual Conference is …


Meet Our New Staff Accountant, Lisa Hurst!

Lisa Hurst Staff Accountant

Lisa A. Hurst joined the Catanese Group in 2017 as a Staff Accountant. Ms. Hurst performs audits of healthcare entities and not-for-profits, profitability cost analyses for professional service industries, tax compliance for individuals and businesses, accounting services and various other accounting projects.

Prior to joining the Catanese Group, Ms. Hurst worked as a government audit …

Identifying IRS Scammers this Tax Season

Since 2013, cyber criminals and scammers posing as the IRS have cost their victims as much as $23 million. As these criminals become more sophisticated, even well-educated people can fall victim to these convincing schemes. There are red flags in these interactions that you can take notice of and decide if something seems illegitimate. Here are the top two ways that scammers …

Partner Carl Vulcan Participates in LLS “Over the Edge” Fundraising Event

Partner Carl Vulcan, CPA, CFE, took his role as Chairman of the Board for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (Western PA & West Virginia chapter) to new heights as he rappelled 22 stories down the side of the Koppers building in Pittsburgh, PA. The rappel was the main feature at the organization’s first annual “Over the Edge” event, which was designed to kick off their week of Light the Night …

Catanese Group Announces 2017 Promotions

Catanese Group is proud to announce the following promotions:

Jessica Dunlap, CPA, CFE has been promoted to Audit Partner. She overseas accounting,auditing, and business consulting ¬†engagements of the firm and and is a nationally known speaker on business management. Mrs. Dunlap began her career with Catanese Group in 2013 as an Audit Supervisor, and became Audit Manager in 2016 before being named …

Catanese Group Hires Three Staff Accountants

Catanese Group is excited to welcome three new members to our accounting firm.

Jeremiah O’Neil, Joseph Ruparcic and Cody Aurandt have joined the firm as Staff Accountants. They will perform tax, accounting, and audit service engagements for the firm.

Mr. O’Neil has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree, Accounting from Bucknell University. He resides in Johnstown, PA.

Mr. Ruparcic and Mr. Aurandt are both recent graduates of the University of Pittsburgh …

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