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Robert J. Bielecki, CPA rbielecki@swccpas.com

Bob has been practicing public accounting since 1975. Prior to joining Schunk, Wilson & Company as a shareholder in May 2000, he was a partner in another local firm since 1983. Bob is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, he is active in the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce and the West Seneca Lions Club and he has served as a director and officer in those organizations. He has undergraduate degrees from both Syracuse University and the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Prior to entering the profession of public accounting, he held positions with the New York State Department of Taxation as a field auditor, and General Electric Credit Corporation as a credit analyst. Upon graduation from Syracuse University, Bob served two years as an officer in the United States Army Field Artillery.

Bob's clients include closely held businesses that are quick service restaurants, construction firms, professionals, retail stores and manufacturers. He also has numerous non-profit and homeowner and condominium organizations as clients. His services to these clients include financial statement preparation, taxes, and business planning.

Terry R. Elberson, CPA
telberson@swccpas.com

Terry is a shareholder and the firm's treasurer. He graduated with a BS in accounting from the University of Buffalo in 1973. Terry immediately began his career in public accounting with a local CPA firm and has been practicing since 1973. He joined Schunk & Wilson in 1976 and became a partner in 1978.

Terry is experienced in numerous areas including manufacturing, printing, not-for-profit, estate and trust taxation, fiduciary accounting, succession planning, and corporate and individual taxation.

Terry has been involved in several civic organizations and the Niagara Lutheran Health Foundation, Inc.

John Pawlak, CPA
jpawlak@swccpas.com

John joined Schunk, Wilson & Company as a shareholder in November 2002 in conjunction with the merger of his practice into the firm. John graduated Summa Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo and immediately began his career with another large local CPA firm. After serving many of the firm's largest clients for ten years, John left for a partnership opportunity and eventually the start of his own practice. John has diversified experience in public accounting with a primary emphasis on taxation and closely held businesses.

John is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, he is active in civic organizations and is President and former treasurer of the Professional and Businessmen's Association, and a former treasurer of the Williamsville Business and Professional Association. John has lectured on tax matters to various organizations, appeared on a television tax help program, and has been quoted on tax topics in the media.


Michael J. Prinzbach, CPA
mprinzbach@swccpas.com

Mike is a shareholder and president of our firm. He joined Schunk, Wilson & Company CPAs, PC in July, 1986 and has been practicing Public Accounting since 1981. Prior to starting his Public Accounting career, he was a Bank Examiner for the Comptroller of the Currency. Mike is a 1979 graduate of Canisius College. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mike is active in the Rotary Club of Williamsville, having served as President and as a director.

Mike works with closely held businesses and has expertise in numerous industries, primarily in the areas of corporate and individual taxation, estate and trust taxation, fiduciary accounting, S Corporation taxation, business planning, and business valuations.


Mark S. Rojek, CPA
mrojek@swccpas.com

Mark is a shareholder in the firm and has been practicing public accounting since 1972. Prior to joining Schunk, Wilson & Company in September, 2003, he served in the capacity of manager, supervisor and partner in other local CPA firms. Mark is a graduate of Canisius College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. His professional experience includes a heavy concentration of auditing for not-for profit organizations and servicing various for profit industries including manufacturing, retail and wholesale distribution, sales and service firms and construction. He also has extensive background in fiduciary accounting and taxation as it relates to individuals, corporations, partnerships, employee benefit plans and not-for-profit organizations. Mark has been active in various youth sport organizations including the Police Athletic League as a coach and as a director.


John A. Huntzinger, CPA
jhuntzinger@swccpas.com

John formerly was a shareholder and president of our firm. John retired in 2013 and is currently working for the firm on a part-time basis and spending more time with his family, and five grandchildren. John has been practicing public accounting since 1969. He is a graduate of Canisius College.

John continues to service a variety of closely held corporations. His clients include manufacturers, retail and wholesale distributors, service professionals, contractors, research companies, consultants, and realty enterprises.


Frank M. Rojek, CPA

frojek@swccpas.com

Frank is a former shareholder of our firm. He is currently working part-time for us and also enjoying more time with his family. Frank has been practicing public accounting for over 50 years. He is a graduate of Canisius College.

Frank has a wealth of experience in most phases of income taxation with emphasis on closely held businesses and also has a concentration of not-for-profit audit clients.

He is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also very active in his parish, Blessed Sacrament, in the town of Tonawanda.


Howard R. Wilson, CPA
hwilson@swccpas.com

Howard is one of the founders of the firm and is currently employed on a consulting basis. He received his initial experience as an eight-year employee of a large local firm. He is involved primarily in the preparation of income and estate tax returns and planning in areas of income tax, estate tax, Medicare, and retirement. He is a graduate of the University of Buffalo and a member of the Rotary Club of Buffalo.


Joyce L. Arnold

jarnold@swccpas.com

Joyce joined our firm in June 2014 as an Administrative Assistant. She is responsible for tax return assembly, financial statement processing, office correspondence, and directing all telephone calls. Joyce came to our firm with several years of experience in the accounting, clothing, and banking industries.


Abigail Avery
aavery@swccpas.com

Abby joined the firm in November 2013 after receiving her Masters of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Internal Audit from the University at Buffalo in May 2013. She was, and continues to be, an active member of the University's chapter of Beta Alpha Psi (an accounting honors society) and currently is the coordinator for the BAP Alumni Advisory Council. Abby interned at a large regional firm in Buffalo as well and is currently working towards completing her CPA certification. She plans to continue her education and acquire her CIA and CFE certifications as well.


Henry G. Barcomb, CPA

hbarcomb@swccpas.com

Henry is a manager with the firm, and has been with us since leaving a national CPA firm in January 1988. He is a 1986 graduate of SUNY Plattsburgh in upstate New York with a BA in Accounting. Henry is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and obtained his license to practice public accountancy in New York State.

Henry specializes in the areas of attestation and taxation services for manufacturing and service industries, employee benefit plans, and not-for-profit and governmental entities. In addition to his duties in public accountancy, he also serves as the firm's IT manager, overseeing the administration of the network, and the installation and maintenance of all hardware and software products.


Karen Buscemi

kbuscemi@swccpas.com

Karen joined the firm in August 2013 as an Administrative Assistant. She graduated from Erie Community College in 1991 with an Associates Degree in Business Administration. She has over 20 years experience in the accounting field. She is responsible for all areas of our accounting department.


Ashley Friedly

afriedly@swccpas.com

Ashley joined our firm in September 2013. She graduated from Canisius College where she received her MBA degree in accounting. Prior to joining our firm, Ashley worked at Tax Technologies preparing corporate tax returns and interned with First Niagara internal audit department. She is working towards obtaining her CPA license.


Theresa (Teri) M. Human, CPA

thuman@swccpas.com

Teri is a manager with the firm and has been practicing public accounting since 1987. She graduated magna cum laude from Daemen College in May of 1987 and received her Certified Public Accountant certificate in 1990. Teri is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Teri joined the firm in September 2003, when Frank and Mark Rojek merged their practice with Schunk, Wilson & Company. Teri has extensive experience in the area of not-for-profit organizations, closely held businesses, and all aspects of taxation.


Ashley Kippley, CPA

akippley@swccpas.com

Ashley joined our firm in July 2012 after graduating from Canisius College in May 2012, where she received an MBA degree in accounting. While in school, she had internships with Midland Asphalt Materials and Computer Task Group. Ashley obtained her CPA license in July 2014. Ashley has various experiences in audit and tax, with extensive knowledge in Fire District audits.


Jeffery R. Kruszka, CPA
jkruszka@swccpas.com

Jeff is a supervisor with our firm. He joined us in 2008 after graduating from the registered accounting program at the University at Buffalo. Jeff's professional experience includes attestation services for closely held businesses, employee benefit plans, and not-for-profit organizations, as well as taxation services for individuals, corporations, and partnerships.


Brian J. Kushion, CPA
bkushion@swccpas.com

Brian is a supervisor who joined the firm in January of 2004. He is a graduate of Canisius College with a Bachelor of Science degree and a MBA degree in Accounting. Brian has been practicing public accounting since 1999. Prior to joining the firm Brian worked for another local CPA firm in the areas of taxation as well as audits of not-for-profit organizations.


Jordan LeGrett

jlegrett@swccpas.com

Jordan is a staff accountant who joined the firm in September 2013. He graduated with his B.A. and M.B.A in accounting from Niagara Univeristy in May 2011 and 2012, respectively. Prior to joining the firm, Jordan worked for another local CPA firm as a staff accountant performing audits of manufacturing companies, local governments, and not-for-profit organizations.


Matthew Lucarelli

mlucarelli@swccpas.com

Matthew joined our firm in August of 2014 after interning for us during the 2014 tax season. He graduated with his B.S. in accounting in 2013 and received his Masters in Accounting in 2014 from SUNY at Buffalo. Matthew is working towards obtaining his CPA license.


Kathy A. Murphy
kmurphy@swccpas.com

Kathy is a senior accountant with our firm. She joined Schunk, Wilson & Company in January of 1984 after graduating from Bryant and Stratton with an Associates Degree. She is experienced in many areas of taxation including corporation, partnership, and individual, as well as preparation of compiled and reviewed financial statements. She is also proficient in payroll processing and pension plans. In addition to tax and accounting work, she is a QuickBooks® Professional Advisor and has trained many clients in the use of QuickBooks® in their business. Kathy is also a New York State Notary Public.



Brittany Owens
bowens@swccpas.com

Brittany joined our firm in August of 2014 after graduating from Canisius College in May, where she received an MBA degree in accounting. She had an internship with Hodgson Russ, LLP prior to joining our firm. Brittany is working towards obtaining her CPA license.


Matthew Smith

msmith@swccpas.com

Matthew joined our firm in July 2013. Matthew earned his Masters in Accounting at the University at Buffalo in May 2013. Prior to joining Schunk Wilson, Matthew worked as an intern at Wegmans and for a local small business in Buffalo. He is currently working towards his CPA license.


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