We are a team of CPAs and professional consultants who focus on keeping score, so that you can do what you do best, run your own business! We provide CFO for hire services, as well as accounting, bookkeeping, tax and other similar services for numerous small businesses. In addition, we provide tax preparation and tax planning services to individuals.
Allow us to help you expand your business beyond your wildest dreams. It all starts with putting your trust in us! We thrive from helping businesses excel in the financial and strategic aspects of entrepreneurship.
Organizational leadership is vital for a family business to successfully transition from one generation to the next. Our consultants work with owners and managers as trusted multigenerational advisers to enhance the return on investment and to facilitate the leadership transition.
We help you keep score with our Stoudt Associates Keep Score! program. Our goal is for you focus on being the CEO of your business. We will work with your accounting and bookkeeping staff or we can be your staff. Either way works for us! Each month, or quarter, we can reconcile your bank account and generate financial statements for you. These tasks form the solid foundation of your small business accounting system. Additionally you can customize the package of services you receive by adding tax planning, tax preparation, or any of our other services.
Stoudt Associates is the only Dave Ramsey Endorsed Local Provider for tax services in the Lehigh Valley. With
systems designed to work remotely and securely, Stoudt Associates is accepting new personal
and business tax clients locally, nationally, and across the world.
The ELP program is a nationwide service that helps consumers find trustworthy local providers
and business partners across multiple industries, including: real estate, insurance, and tax
services. The ELP program is part of the larger Dave Ramsey brand, which comprises services,
books, and guidelines on investments, retirement, and financial planning.
Participants in the program must pass a sequence of checkpoints that qualify them for
endorsement by Dave Ramsey, called the Ramsey Solutions Experience. These checkpoints
include completion of a seven-step learning program called the Financial Peace University which
details Ramsey’s methods for managing financial assets, building wealth and investing wisely.
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Michael J. Stoudt has built his career in the Lehigh Valley. Stoudt began his higher education journey with a Bachelor's in Accounting from Moravian College, MPA from Kutztown University and now currently enrolled in a Doctoral program in Organizational Development.
Stoudt began his professional career at Deloitte & Touche. In addition to nearly 25 years of public accounting firm experience, Stoudt has served as an executive and chief financial officer at a local college.
As a consultant and parttime CFO for his clients, Michael Stoudt has successfully assisted companies in securing bank financing, developing budgets, increasing profitability, designing compensation plans, and growing revenue. Stoudt’s passion is helping small and family owned businesses excel in managing their businesses while enjoying being a business owner. Mike has also been named a Dave Ramsey Endorsed Local Provider for tax preparation.
Kings College graduate, Curt Sannie, with 25 years of experience is a valuable asset to our firm. With his CPA and CGMA, Curt has held positions in both public accounting and corporate enterprises.
He has experience in monthly accounting services, auditing, tax preparation and planning services. He has additional experience in mergers and acquisitions. Curt’s previous employment has been at places such as Roadlink, Kerschner Homa & Sannie, PVH, and KPMG.
Michael Serrano is an Accountant at Stoudt Associates, LLC - Certified Public Accountants. In addition to providing accounting and tax services to small businesses and high net worth individuals, Michael oversees the firm's community investment initiatives.
These initiatives focus on the transformative nature of education. Michael has been continuing his education at Cedar Crest College with aims of the CPA Exam in coming years. Residing in the Valley for a number of years now, Michael, his wife Jocelyn, and their family enjoy many of the family friendly opportunities, such as LV Zoo, Baum School of Art, and DaVinci Center. Michael also serves on the board with The Young Professionals Council of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Bob joined Stoudt Associates LLC in 2013 with more than 50 years’ experience in accounting and bookkeeping services in both the public and private sectors.
Bob has been performing bookkeeping services for a variety of clients since his discharge from the Army in 1960; his areas of experience range from small loan finance, third-party paper, insurance, and state banking law, to Federal and state income tax returns with sole proprietors, C and S corporations, and tax-exempt organizations. In 1990, Bob and a partner formed Miller & Gibbs, an accounting firm handling payroll, audits, and inheritance returns in addition to standard accounting services. The firm absorbed into Stoudt Associates LLC in 2013 and Bob has since been a vital asset to the team there.
John joined the team at Stoudt Associates LLC in 2018 and offers more than 45 years of experience in family and farm organization returns, as well as construction, retail, and many other professional services.
John has held positions in both public accounting and corporate enterprises.
Luke Schaeffer received his undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Baltimore and went on to receive his MBA from Frostburg State University. He is currently sitting for the CPA exam.
Schaeffer began his professional career in public accounting with RSM. After several years in public accounting he made the transition to consulting with MorganFranklin on the assurance readiness team and helped the United States Marine Corps become the first Department of Defense Branch to ever receive a clean audit opinion.
Schaeffer then made the jump to corporate accounting and worked with two Fortune 500 companies. Working within corporate accounting Luke has significant experience in the monthly close process as well as financial statement preparation and quarterly reporting.
Esther Hulshizer has several years of accounting experience working with other CPA Firms and private companies including non-profits, and is a senior accountant. She has a BBA in Accounting from Temple University and is a certified ProAdvisor with QuickBooks. She works remotely in Plymouth Meeting.
Esther specializes in taxes, both individual and business, and payroll and monthly bookkeeping for a number of clients. Her future plan is to handle business returns with partnerships, LLC’s, and S-corps as well as providing advising.
We believe in entrepreneurship. We believe in education. Education transforms the lives of the student, his family and the community. Our firm is committed to strengthening our local educational communities. As such, we reinvest at least 10% of our gross revenue in local educational institutions, as well as serve on their governance boards.