Dale L. Cottrill, CPA – President
L. Cottrill is founder and president of Cottrill, Arbutina
& Associates. With Big Four experience, he has served
for more than three decades as a CPA in public accounting.
the leadership of Mr. Cottrill and his partner Tod
Arbutina, Cottrill Arbutina has become one of the largest
CPA firms headquartered in Beaver County. Its business has
quadrupled in the past decade and has set double-digit growth
records in volume each of the past several years.
Mr. Cottrill specializes in providing accounting, auditing
and consulting services to a variety of governmental, not-for-profit
and financial institutions.
He has extensive experience in all phases of governmental
and not-for-profit accounting and auditing, including the
various compliance and reporting requirements required by
federal and state grants and awards. His experience in these
areas includes preparation of financial statements, audits
of financial statements and assistance in establishing accounting
systems, accounting methods and internal control procedures.
He also provides consulting for budget preparation, projections
for year-end balances and assistance with state and federal
Mr. Cottrill’s guidance, one of the firm’s niches
is serving more than two-thirds of the public school districts
in Beaver County, and many local governments. The firm provides
audit and management consulting to a number of the top 25
credit unions in the region as ranked by asset size in the
Pittsburgh Business Times. He and colleague Joel
Martin have co-authored the article, "Does
Your Auditor Selection Process Place Your School District
and Directors At Risk?"
to founding the firm, Mr. Cottrill was an auditor
with Ernst & Young and a shareholder of Charles
J. Loll, Inc., a local certified public accounting
Cottrill is a member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes
of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Associates
of School Business Officials. Widely respected in the community,
he also is a board member of the Beaver Cemetery, the Beaver
Area School District Education Foundation and the First
Presbyterian Church, Beaver.