Harrisburg CPA firm addresses your business and personal financial needs
Breon & Associates is an accounting and consultancy firm with a major difference: We speak in language you understand about specific problems you must address. Other consultants toss around buzzwords to impress you with their apparent knowledge without clarifying the problem before you or presenting an intelligible plan to remedy the situation. We are candid in our assessment of the problem and the necessary steps towards a solution. We never string you along with vague assurances. That way, you not only have a better understanding of the problem, you have a metric by which you can judge our performance. That’s right; our way of doing business actually helps you hold us accountable for delivering the results we targeted. And, holding us accountable is easy, because the key players in our firm take a hands-on approach from day one. We’re not like other firms who talk about expertise then don’t deliver. If clarity, candor and accountability sound good to you, maybe it’s time to call Breon & Associates.
Talented team meets the highest standards of professional performance
From the very beginning, our goal at Breon & Associates was to assemble a team of extremely talented and experienced advisors and accountants to deliver the highest quality services for our clients. Our team excels at providing straight forward solutions to your most challenging problems. Our firm’s leaders include:
A passionate problem solver, Mike enjoys helping people and organizations achieve greater efficiency by better understanding processes, risks, vulnerabilities and, most importantly, solutions. Mike has a diverse background in public accounting and in private industry, including the manufacturing, construction, pharmacy, and retail sectors. During his 20-plus-year career, he has worked at two of the “Big 4 Firms.” A sought-after authority on accounting practices and fraud related matters, Mike has authored and presented more than 100 training sessions for various professional organizations, colleges and universities.
Mike is a certified public accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). He holds his undergraduate degree in Accounting and an MBA from Pennsylvania State University Capital Campus. Mike is also the founder of Pertrolance LLC & Fraud.global LLC, organizations dedicated to fighting fraud, waste and abuse and providing related services to organizations and law firms. He is also an instructor of accounting at Bloomsburg University and Albright College in Pennsylvania.
With more than 40 years of accounting experience, David E. Goss brings extensive knowledge to Breon & Associates, including business accounting solutions, tax, forensic accounting and fraud detection. David is President of North American Forensic Accounting PC and Prussman-Goss Certified Public Accountants. David is a CPA, a CIA, a CFE, and is certified in Financial Forensics. He is qualified by various courts as a forensic expert and an expert in Elder Fraud. Dave is also a member of the Fraud.global team.
Dave has performed fraud and forensic investigations for small, medium and large companies throughout North America, Brazil and Australia, including cases involving blackmail, embezzlement and elder fraud. In addition to his specialized forensic services, Dave offers traditional tax and accounting services for individuals and businesses. Dave is a frequent speaker to diverse audiences on a wide range of topics including fraud detection and prevention, exposing fraud and elder fraud, and has written several articles on the subject of fraud.
W. Lee Prussman, CPA, CVA
With nearly 35 years in the public accounting profession, W. Lee Prussman is a co-founder of North American Forensic Accounting P.C, Dba Prussman-Goss Certified Public Accountants. Lee specializes in tax, consulting and business valuation. His tax expertise includes business, personal and estate and trust preparation and planning. He has performed business valuations for business and insurance planning, estate and inheritance tax filings, assistance with buying and selling, divorce settlement, and various other purposes.
Lee has spoken for the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants local audit conference.
Married for 34 years to Claudia, he has one daughter and two step-daughters as well as 4 grandchildren.
An authority on risk management and compliance with more than 25 years of experience, Paul serves as Deputy Chief Compliance Officer & Vice President Global Security, Bunge in White Plains, NY. He speaks regularly at seminars and conferences on ethics, compliance, and fraud risk management. He also teaches graduate level security, fraud and forensic accounting, white collar crime, and accounting/auditing courses at Rider University in New Jersey, LaSalle University in Pennsylvania, University of New Haven and Carlow University in Pennsylvania.
Paul is a CFE, and also holds certification related to ethics and compliance management, risk management and assurance, and business continuity. He received a B.S. in the Administration of Justice and a Certificate of Accountancy from The University of Pittsburgh, an M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut, a Master of Accountancy at Auburn University, and a Master of Business Ethics and Compliance at the New England College of Finance. Paul has authored various articles relating to fraud detection, prevention, and investigation. Paul is also a member of the Fraud.global team.
David W. Tacka, CMA
Breon & Associates is excited to add another experienced member to our consulting team. Dave Tacka will be helping the firm with consulting and litigation support engagements. Dave is a former Sr VP & CFO of The Hershey Company, an $8 billion international business where he also served as VP and Chief Accounting Officer. He has extensive experience in all aspects of business and financial leadership, including performance analysis and planning, risk management, policy setting, regulatory compliance and SEC reporting, treasury operations, capital investment evaluation, acquisition and divestiture evaluation and execution.
Retired Sr VP & CFO of The Hershey Company, an $8 billion international business. Also served as VP and Chief Accounting Officer. Extensive experience in all aspects of business and financial leadership, including performance analysis and planning, risk management, policy setting, regulatory compliance and SEC reporting, treasury operations, capital investment evaluation, acquisition and divestiture evaluation and execution.
30+ years of professional internal audit experience ranging from performing detailed audits and risk assessments to managing and directing all facets of the internal audit function. 6 years of public accounting experience. 3+ years of experience in financial industry regulatory compliance and risk management functions.
Internal audit specialist with strong skills in financial audit, compliance audit, COSO-based internal controls design and evaluation, and developing and reporting recommendations. Internal and external audit coordination to maximize efficiencies. Experience in developing risk management processes and related risk assessments.
- Risk Management for $17 billion multi-bank holding company
- Chief Audit Executive for a $17 billion multi-bank holding company
- Manager of Regional Internal Audit Outsourcing Provider
- Licensed as a CPA in Pennsylvania and Virginia
Professor Emeritus, Department of Mathematical & Digital Sciences, Bloomsburg University
Steve received his undergraduate degree from Boston College and his MS and Ph.D. from The University of New Hampshire. His research interests include mathematical modeling and the statistical analysis of cancer experiments. Steve has published a number of research papers in mathematics journals including Biometrics, Anticancer Research, and Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, presented his results at national conferences, written several books, and has been awarded grants from the National Science Foundation, the Center for Rural Pennsylvania, and the Ben Franklin program.
Steve is a former Chief Reader for the AP Calculus Reading and member of the Development Committee. He has been involved with calculus reform and the use of technology in the classroom since TICAP. Steve has written several technology supplements and has given numerous presentations on graphing calculators and AP Calculus at College Board workshops, the T^3 International Conference, AP National Conference, NCTM, and to area high school students and teachers. Steve recently published the third edition of his Introductory Statistics text, and Calculus for AP with James Stewart. The fifth edition of Calculus Concepts and Contexts, with James Stewart, will be published this fall. Steve is a consultant for the College Board, ETS, and Texas Instruments, and cohosts Monday Night Calculus sponsored by TI.
Dr. A. Blair Staley, CPA MST
Dr. A. Blair Staley, CPA MST is a professor of accounting. Widely known for his enthusiast teaching style, he teaches taxation of individuals and business entities, computer forensics and fraud examination, and accounting information systems. He has also served as the coordinator for Master of Business Administration and as the Master of Accountancy programs.
Staley as published widely, including articles in Tax Notes, Tax Adviser, ATA Journal of Legal Tax Research, Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure, Taxes-The Tax Magazine, Tax Management Memorandum, TM Estates Gifts and Trusts Journal, BNA Tax Management International Journal, Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research, Journal of Public Budgeting Accounting and Financial Management, Managerial Auditing Journal, Pennsylvania CPA Journal, Information Systems Control Journal, and Fraud Magazine.
He has also served on the editorial board for the ATA Journal of Legal Tax Research. Staley’s work was cited by the federal Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the jurisdiction of which includes Pennsylvania. He has served his community as an elected auditor, Scott Township, Columbia County, as the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program coordinator for the Bloomsburg area.
Staley had a distinguished career in the Federal government. He was a Presidential Management Fellow, served two details with the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, and served most recently as Accounting Officer and Director of Finance for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Staley received the Gold Medal for the highest score on the CPA exam in his testing jurisdiction. He is also a Certified Information System Auditor, a Certified Fraud Examiner, and a Certified AccessData Examiner.
Myron is a well rounded CPA. He has experience in public accounting, taxes, auditing, internal audit and non-profit accounting and management. He understands the commitment to a wide organizational view without neglecting attention to detail. He is energetic, creative, personable, and diligent. He is professional and organized with a servant leadership style. He values a work-life balance and enjoys spending time outdoors golfing or hiking in the mountains or by a stream.
Linda is Principal at RCE Services, LLC. A Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP), she brings over 30 years of experience in change leadership and creating business capabilities. Previously, she was Vice President, Global Compliance & Ethics, for Harsco Corporation, where she was responsible for creating and expanding compliance and ethics capabilities that supported both business development and risk management.
Prior to Harsco, Linda spent many years at Armstrong World Industries, Inc., where she held a variety of roles, including Vice-President, Compliance and Corporate Communications. As the leader of the compliance function, she developed the company’s first ever global compliance program involving communications, training, investigations and risk assessment. Her portfolio at Armstrong also included responsibility for elements of e-business, Information Technology and process improvement, where she earned her Six Sigma Black Belt.
Mason earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting with a minor in Fraud Examination from Bloomsburg University in 2021 and a master’s degree in accounting From Bloomsburg University in 2022. He is currently working towards earning his Certified Public Accountant’s license will be pursuing the Certified Fraud Examiner designation. Mason specializes in the firm’s forensic accounting and tax practice sections. He enjoys learning about technology, listening to jazz music, and follows formula 1 racing. He resides in Philadelphia, PA with his girlfriend and two cats.
Ashley earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a concentration in Fraud Examination from Bloomsburg University. She started her career at Rite Aid in 2013 as part of the Internal Assurance and Investigations team, while also assisting with various Internal Audit and Compliance functions. From there, she went on to an Accountant/Payroll position at a small manufacturing company in New Jersey. This was followed by a Senior Accountant role at Aramark; a managed services industry leader based out of Philadelphia. Ashley is a Certified Fraud Examiner and has experience in many areas including Accounting, Internal Audit, Investigations, Compliance, Human Resources, Corporate Planning, and Payroll.
Daniel J. Miller, RPh
A strong advocate for the practice of pharmacy and a commitment to integrity and professionalism in business practices. Dan assists individuals and various pharmacy and financial groups understand the nuances of pharmacy practice and the business ramifications. He has been in retail pharmacy for 39 years working with Thrift Drug, Eckerd Drug, Brooks Eckerd Drug, and Rite Aid Corporation. He has worked at all leadership levels from pharmacy manager, district manager, regional pharmacy manager, vice president of pharmacy operations, senior vice president of pharmacy operations, and senior vice president of pharmacy regulatory affairs. As a senior level executive at the Rite Aid Corporation for over 10 years, his oversight was expansive from providing insights in expanded clinical services for pharmacists, developing efficiencies and improving quality assurance of prescriptions through strategic automation, assuring regulatory compliance in 33 states of operation, to initiating sustainability programs for the company.
Dan is a licensed registered pharmacist in Pennsylvania, Texas, and Florida. He is a certified immunizer supporting his local community. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from Duquesne University. Currently, the President/CEO of Miller Pharmacy Consulting LLC assisting in providing expertise in pharmacy operations, pharmacy regulatory affairs, clinical services, and executive mentorship. Dan is on the Duquesne University Pharmacy Advisory Board.
Michele has been in charge of creating excellent customer experiences at different firms in Central Pennsylvania for over 20 years. She is now the voice of Breon & Associates PC and will be the first to interact with our clients. Michele also helps with many other aspects of firm administration including managing our offices, marketing and planning & coordinating our training events. Michele graduated from Harrisburg Area Community College with a degree in Travel & Tourism.
Every member of our team is committed to our core principles of candid advice, clear communication, technical excellence, and personalized service.
Breon & Associates and Prussman-Goss Come Together Under Parent Company, North American Forensic Accounting PC
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 8/1/2022
Combined entity to give growing local CPA firms a national reach
Two highly reputable Pennsylvania accounting and advisory firms, Breon & Associates, headquartered in Harrisburg, and
Prussman Goss “PG”, based in Wyomissing and Ephrata, have merged under the banner of the North American Forensic
Accounting PC “NAFA”. NAFA, which had been the forensic accounting wing of PG, will now be home to experts from each
firm. There, recognized leaders in forensic accounting and business valuation will collaborate on major projects
requiring superior investigative services. NAFA, as its name implies, will cross state lines to assist clients in
high-value forensic accounting cases, fraud investigations and business litigation.
Breon and PG had announced their intention in October 2021 to form a strategic alliance to enhance and elevate their
accounting, tax, forensic accounting, and litigation support services. Each firm is still fully committed to
small-town, personalized service. Each will continue to operate as before on the local level, helping clients with
their tax and accounting needs.
Meanwhile, the parent company, NAFA will emphasize forensic accounting and litigation support for larger companies,
including those that are publicly held. NAFA brings together certified experts in the areas of business valuation,
business interruption assessments, wage and hour claim assessments, investigations, and transaction due diligence.
These services are vital to companies looking to prove nonperformance of a contract, losses due to fraudulent or
anticompetitive practices, damages from business interruption, asset valuation and other necessary elements of a
Michael Breon, CEO of Breon & Associates, is now VP of NAFA. Mike has long been an advocate of using advanced
accounting analytics to detect fraud and to build positive corporate cultures that minimize the possibility of
fraud. In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant, Mike is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified
Internal Auditor (CIA) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). As an authority on fraud detection and
prevention, Mike looks forward to helping business attorneys protect their client’s rights.
“Some people think that fraud against a huge company, or against the government, is no big deal,“ Breon explained.
“Like it’s somehow a victimless crime. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. Resources are stolen. Companies
fail, jobs are lost, careers are ruined. The bottom line is, people shouldn’t be allowed to get away with fraud, and
we have the sophisticated tools to stop them.”
Like Breon, David Goss of PG is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner. But he’s also certified
in Financial Forensics and is the Founder and VP of NAFA. He’s worked on cases ranging from blackmail and
embezzlement on a corporate level to elder fraud. “Not many people can do the deep dive to find where fraud at a
corporate level is happening. We can. And that’s enormously important today. With inflation and supply chain issues,
some businesses are hanging by threads. They can’t afford to be defrauded.”
W Lee Prussman is the President of NAFA. In addition to leading the firms thriving tax practice, he is a specialist
in business valuations. A co-founder of NAFA, Lee has more than 24 years of experience valuing assets for business
transactions, estate settlements and litigation. “Whether it’s a divorce, a leveraged buyout, or a business
interruption claim, the value placed on an asset is pivotal to the case,” Prussman explains. “Many cases turn on
expert testimony. Your processes have to be sound; the supporting data must be accurate and easily understood.” And
of course, the witness themselves must be credible. Lee agrees, saying with a slight smile, “I think our team ranks
pretty high in that department.”
Mike Breon and David Goss have spent much of their careers rooting out fraud and training businesspeople to do
likewise. With NAFA, Breon wants to “help organizations and individuals find justice.” Breon believes there’s wide
demand for the advanced analytics NAFA can bring to litigation. “It’s not just fraud,” Breon says. “It’s all the
ways a party in litigation can be short-changed when calculations aren’t accurate. So, our NAFA team is going to
save a lot of good people an awful lot of money.”
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Breon & Associates can prepare, compile, review, and audit financial statements for a wide range of organizations throughout Pennsylvania. When you need documents for internal purposes or to obtain credit, you can count on our candor and professionalism. With offices in Harrisburg and South Central PA, Breon & Associates provides business, accounting and tax services throughout Pennsylvania, New York, North Carolina and Florida. Call us at 1-888-516-8476 or 717-273-8626, or contact one of our offices online to schedule an appointment.
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Harrisburg, PA 17101
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Camp Hill, PA 17011
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Ephrata, PA 17522
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