Catanese Group Promotes Two New Partners to the Firm

Catanese Group is excited to announce the promotion of two new Partners to the Firm. Greg Suttmiller, CPA, CVA and Dustin Sherry, CPA were named Partners in July of 2018. They bring their extensive experience in auditing, tax and consulting engagements to the Partner Group. Their leadership will also help us achieve our Firm’s goals for the future and continue to provide …

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:

Sean Wonderling, CPA, has been promoted to Tax Partner. He oversees tax and consulting engagements for businesses and individual clients. Mr. Wonderling began his career with Catanese Group in 2003 as an intern and eventually became Tax Supervisor before being named Partner in July of 2017. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from …

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 …

Leading Partner Wins Award from Junior Achievement

Sam Catanese, CPA, is set to receive the Junior Achievement National Bronze Leadership Award for 2015, after his nomination was approved by the National Junior Achievement Board of Directors.

The National Bronze Leadership Award is given to individuals whose support and participation in the organization has benefited their local chapter, in this case the Western Pennsylvania Chapter. This award is presented …

  • Posted: June 4, 2015
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New Office Opening in Hollidaysburg, PA!

We at Catanese Group are proud to announce the grand opening of our third office location in Hollidaysburg, PA, located in the Canal Basin Office Centre. Our office is officially open to meet clients, and we will be hosting several meet-and-greet events in the coming months. Stay tuned on our website and social media for more information.

Our new office space includes two separate offices – one large shared workspace and …

  • Posted: March 31, 2015
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One of Our Clients Honored as a “Heart Survivor”

Catanese Group is pleased to showcase one of our clients, George Milkie of Milkie’s Lawn and Garden, after he was honored as a “Heart Survivor” at the 2015 Cambria Somerset Heart Ball. On February 21, this American Heart Association event took place at Sunnehanna Country Club, and included an evening of dinner, dancing, a silent auction, and the introduction of three nominees.

George, a John

Who We Are

At Catanese Group, we know that quality, trust, value, and integrity are important to our clients. Our Partner Group has a diverse array of expertise in public accounting working with every size and type of business – from family-owned businesses to corporations with locations around the world. We assist clients in all stages of business, from getting a new business up and running to planning for the future – both personally and professionally.


"Sam and his outstanding staff have worked with us for 30 years, through personal and professional changes and challenges. You have always been there for us and have helped us make the right decisions. We have always felt that there is a special interest in us as clients and friends."

- Dr. Angelo and Pamela DeMezza

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