Our Firm

J.H. Williams & Co., LLPWe combine the experience of a large firm with the personal attention that only a small firm can provide. Our clients come back to us year after year because they know they are in good hands. We work to develop long-term relationships; whether your needs are simple or complex, we can help.

Our People

Richard I. Rosenthal, CPA, Partner, graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1965 with a B.S. degree in Accounting and received a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Drexel University in 1967. After serving two years as an officer in the Army at the Pentagon, Richard began his public accounting career as a staff accountant with Price Waterhouse & Co. Richard is a member of both the AICPA and the PICPA, has served on numerous committees of various professional organizations, taught at Scranton University, has been involved with community service Organizations and is a graduate of the Leadership Wilkes-Barre Program.

Philip C. Keaney, CPA, Partner, graduated from King's College in 1981 with a B.S. Degree in Accounting. He began his professional career working for a CPA in Kingston, Pennsylvania and, later, with a law office. He joined the staff of J.H. Williams & Co., LLP in September of 1989 and became partner in January of 1998. He is a member of both the AICPA and the PICPA.

Joseph “Jody” J. Gurnari, CPA, Partner, graduated in 1988 from King's College with a B.S. Degree in Accounting after completing under graduate work at Penn State University in 1986. He began employment with J.H. Williams & Co., LLP in July 1989 and became a partner in January 2006. Jody has served in the Little League Baseball organization for many years in his home community. He is a member of both the AICPA and the PICPA

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Our History

The original firm, J.H. Williams & Co.,LLP, began in 1977 with general accounting and tax services for businesses and individuals. During the years since 1977, the firm's diversified practice has grown to include both small and large clients for whom we perform audit, tax, consulting, and accounting services. Our footprint covers all of Northeastern and parts of North Central Pennsylvania. In addition, the firm has clients in other states ranging from New York to Florida.

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Our Credentials

Our firm participates in the Peer Review program prescribed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Our firm was last reviewed in August 2018. The resulting report stated that the firm's system of quality control for the accounting and auditing practice has been suitably designed and complied with to provide reasonable assurance of performing and reporting in conformity with applicable professional standards. 

We are also registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) to perform audits of publicly traded companies. Our firm's last inspection report by the PCAOB was dated October 2014 and contained no deficiencies. 

We are also members of-

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • AICPA Government Audit Quality Center
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants

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Our Areas of Specialization

  • Broker Dealers
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical & Veterinary Services
  • Motor Carriers
  • Municipal Governments & Authorities
  • Non-Profit Organizations (including Foundations)
  • Retail
  • School Districts
  • Wholesale Distributors
  • Other Service Industries

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