Peter E. Shrift, CPA

Peter E. Shrift, CPA
Director, Retail Services
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Phone: (814) 255-8407
Fax: (814) 255-7288

Areas of Expertise

Peter E. Shrift, CPA, has been a Partner of Catanese Group since 1988, after joining the firm in 1979. He became a Certified Public Accountant in 1979. Mr. Shrift is currently Secretary of the Firm. Concentrating primarily on tax planning and management consulting for family-owned and closely-held businesses, Mr. Shrift has developed specialties in the areas of healthcare and automobile dealerships. He also provides estate, retirement, and succession planning services. He has served as an instructor at Saint Francis University (on taxation and finance) and offers seminars on taxation and retirement planning.

Education and Credentials

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Saint Francis University (Magna Cum Laude)


Memberships in Professional and Civic Organizations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of the Pennsylvania Automotive Association
  • President of the Ebcnsburg Knights of Columbus
  • Blair County Chamber of Commerce
  • RCIA Ministry of Holy Name Parish
  • Choir Member of Holy Name Parish
  • Former board member of the Cambria County Parochial Basketball League
  • Former co-chairman of the Bishop Carroll High School Golf Tournament

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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