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 accountants to deliver the highest quality services for businesses and individuals. 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.
John is an experienced audit, risk and controls executive and the newest team member at Breon & Associates.
Most recently, John served as Chief Audit Executive (CAE) at Glatfelter, a global B2B specialty materials manufacturer in York, PA. He spent most of his career as CAE at The Hershey Company where he developed a world-class audit team of 27 professionals that delivered an array of assurance, advisory, Sarbanes Oxley and risk mitigation services across Hershey’s global footprint. In both of these roles, he and his internal audit teams assessed business processes and controls across myriad functions, such as IT, Sales & Marketing, Manufacturing, Logistics, Finance & Accounting, Customer Service, and Human Resources, and then collaborated with management to reduce risk and achieve more profitable, predictable business results. Prior to his leadership roles in internal auditing, John served as Audit Manager with Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC) where he served clients in the insurance, health care and manufacturing industries in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
Over his 40-year career, John delivered the technical knowledge, integrity and interpersonal skills to become a trusted business advisor to line management, senior leadership and the Audit Committee. If you’re seeking to reach new heights in your audit, risk and governance practices, John can help you achieve quick wins with lasting results.
John graduated from The Pennsylvania State University, magna cum laude, and holds a bachelor’s in business administration. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Fraud Examiner.
Total career experience of 43 years in auditing, accounting, and compliance monitoring, including 33 years of internal audit and public accounting experience. In November 2008, rejoined the internal audit function at Rite Aid Corporation after tenure in several other positions at the company starting in 1994. As Vice President, Internal Assurance Services, reported results of financial, regulatory, and operational audits to executive management and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. Also chaired the Program Management Offices established to ensure compliance with requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Rite Aid’s obligations under consent orders with the Federal Trade Commission and Office for Civil Rights. Prior positions at Rite Aid included Vice President and Senior Director of Accounting Controls & Administration, Controller for Store Planning and Development, and Director of Internal Audit. Prior to joining Rite Aid, held positions in the internal audit departments of retailing, manufacturing, and financial service companies. During the first three years in career, worked for a regional public accounting firm in the New York City area.
Earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baruch College of the City University of New York (1974). As a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner, conducted fraud investigations involving major defalcations and subsequent recoveries. Recommended and helped implement improvements to international retail and import operations. Recognized speaker at seminars sponsored by the National Retail Federation, Institute Of Internal Auditors, MIS Training Institute, and Ernst & Young. Has presented on a wide range of topics, including corporate governance, Sarbanes-Oxley program development and compliance, identifying cost saving ideas, performing fraud investigations, and recruiting and developing professionals.
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
Mike has over 20 years of Audit and Accounting experience including public accounting, internal audit, and fraud investigations over several industries including retail, manufacturing, and construction, with increasing levels of responsibility. Mike is a CPA and has successfully implemented process improvements, use of data analytics, and personnel development. He is a past board member, officer, and committee chair of the Central Penn Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors, and a member of the Eastern PA ACL Users Group where he has been a past speaker.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Contact Breon & Associates in Harrisburg for trustworthy business accounting services
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 North Central PA, Breon & Associates provides business, accounting and tax services throughout Pennsylvania. Call us at 1-888-516-8476 or 717-273-8626, or contact one of our offices online to schedule an appointment.
415 Market Street, Suite #205
Harrisburg, PA 17101
North Central PA Office:
86 Municipal Drive
Avis, PA 17721-8941
Camp Hill Office:
3461 Market Street, Ste 101
Camp Hill, PA 17011