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Firm Philosophy

Tax Mitigation

Getzel Schiff & Pesce, LLP is a firm engaged in the profession of public accounting and dedicated to rendering professional services of the highest quality.  The Firm’s personnel work together in an efficient and harmonious manner, so as to achieve our goals of delivering outstanding service to satisfied clients and helping those clients achieve all of their financial objectives.

The Partners and Staff of Getzel Schiff & Pesce, LLP feel that the Firm is perfectly sized to meet the demands of dynamic, mid-sized companies and yet give those clients the personalized care and attention they need and deserve.  It is this personalized care that we believe separates our Firm from other public accounting firms.  We are a proactive, creative, planning oriented firm, which identifies problem areas, and potential problem areas, without the client having to identify the problem areas themselves.  Most accounting firms are reactive.  We stay proactive by aggressively watching potential tax planning opportunities, addressing areas such as pending legislation or recent tax decisions and identifying how these areas will affect our clients.  We then help to develop strategic plans or alternative strategies to address the issues at hand.

Each of our clients receives prompt attention to telephone calls, deadlines and requests for meetings.  In addition to the traditional role of the independent auditor or accountant, we serve in other key capacities.  We are management’s independent sounding board for its plans, goals and aspirations.  We are available to respond to, and work with your banks, investment and other advisors to bolster your relationships with these organizations.  We like to keep in close contact with the management and board of directors of our clients.  In doing so, we are often successful in recommending viable alternatives or sound advice.  Being close to management also provides us with greater knowledge of how and why the business is operating in a certain way, or has decided to move in a certain direction.  We then take this knowledge not only to the audit or accounting engagement, but also to our tax planning and any additional management advisory services we can provide.

The Firm has several Certified Public Accountants on its professional staff, as well as, a full compliment of clerical and support personnel.  We are fully computerized, processing tax returns and all other accounting functions on our own networked computer system.  The staff is equipped with laptop computers, which they take into the field, to better serve our clients.  The staff is dedicated to providing quality-oriented service to all of our clients.  The Firm is dedicated to growth via acquisition of smaller firms and the active marketing of quality accounting services.

Getzel Schiff & Pesce, LLP has successfully completed each of its Independent Peer Reviews, as required.  After a thorough study of our procedures and work practices, the reviewers concluded that our Firm complies with the strict quality control standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).  Getzel Schiff & Pesce, LLP will continue with the practices and standards set forth by the AICPA.

The Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS), a division for Certified Public Accounting Firms, is a voluntary self-regulatory organization created by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants to foster quality performance.  Our Firm joined this division, and by doing so, we have committed ourselves to abide by the stringent membership requirements which, among other things, mandate minimum levels of continuing professional education for all professionals and requires the Firm to pass a peer review of our Firm's accounting and auditing practices every three years.  The results of the review are reflected in a formal report, which is available to the public and can be obtained from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Getzel Schiff & Pesce, LLP is listed in the national directory of PCPS member firms providing information to members and others interested in the accounting profession's efforts and activities in assuring the public of quality accounting and auditing standards.