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Our Founders and Managers

At the core of Albanese Sinchar Smith & Co. is a founding team of exceptional experience, both in its depth of knowledge and span of expertise.

Founding Member ‐ James Albanese

  • 25 years of service performing payroll compliance audits
  • Master of Science in Business Administration from Robert Morris University
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert
  • Member of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

Founding Member ‐ Joanna Sinchar, CPA

  • 25 years of service within the accounting industry
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Major in Accounting from Robert Morris University
  • Certified Public Accountant in the state of Pennsylvania
  • Member of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Founding Member ‐ Gary Smith

  • 20 years of service performing payroll compliance audits
  • Bachelor of Science from California University of Pennsylvania
  • Member of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

Tax Manager ‐ Paul Block, MBA, JD

  • Juris Doctor from Duquesne University School of Law
  • Master of Science in Taxation from Robert Morris University
  • Master of Business Administration in Accounting from Duquesne University
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics and Math from Allegheny College
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of the Estate Planning Council of Pittsburgh
  • Serves on the committees of various charitable organizations, located within the Greater Pittsburgh region

Audit Manager ‐ Kristin A. O’Connor, CPA

Kristin is a manager in the Audit Practice. She has numerous years of experience performing audits, reviews and compilations for not‐for‐profit organizations and, as such, provides invaluable insight to the needs of an organization focused on achieving its mission and complying with grant and donor restrictions.

Kristin also spent time working in private industry which gives her a unique perspective on the complex inner workings of a company.

She has served a wide variety of clients and services, including financial statement audits in accordance with GAAS, Yellow Book, OMB Circular A‐133, Pennsylvania Program Audits, consulting and analysis of transactions, assessing organizational structures and making recommendations to strengthen internal control and revenue recognition procedures, and compliance with governmental contracts and regulations.

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting, University of Pittsburgh  
  • Recipient of the PICPA’s 2014‐2015 Young Leaders Award
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Member, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)
  • Chairperson, MUM Preschool Board of Directors

Audit Manager ‐ Lynsey Campana, CPA

Lynsey is a manager in the Assurance Practice.  She has more than nine years of audit and assurance experience with employee benefit plans, not‐for‐profit entities and small and medium‐sized privately owned and public companies, primarily in the service and manufacturing industries.

Lynsey also has several year of experience in tax return preparation and bookkeeping services.   

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting, University of Pittsburgh
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants

 

Our founders and managers are backed by a wonderful staff with expertise to guide and assist our customers.

Call Albanese Sinchar Smith & Co. today at 724.863.4261 or complete our easy to use contact form to discover how easy it is to get the accounting help your business needs.