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Dale Cottrill Begins Professional Transition

After a 40-year career in public accounting and having served as president since founding our firm in 1984, Dale Cottrill has decided to begin a professional transition. He will remain with the firm on a part-time basis over the next 12 to 18 months and continue servicing clients as he transfers his responsibilities to others in the firm. During this period, Dale will be grooming a successor for the firm’s growing Contracted Services practice niche.   He and all of our Read more […]



Cottrill Arbutina Promotes Bowser and DiBenedetto to Senior Accountant

  BEAVER, PA – April 11, 2017 –Tiffany Bowser and Nathaniel DiBenedetto have been promoted to senior accountants with Cottrill, Arbutina and Associates P.C. of Beaver, one of the region’s 25 largest public accounting firms. Bowser, a resident of Beaver Falls, is an auditor for school districts and small government bodies in addition to non-profit and for-profit organizations and real estate tax collectors. She received dual bachelors of science degrees Read more […]



Listen to Arbutina Podcast: “What the Shell Cracker Plant Means for CPAs”

With construction expected to begin this year on a Shell petrochemical cracker plant in Beaver County, PA, Cottrill Arbutina managing shareholder Tod Arbutina, a member of PICPA's Natural Resources Committee, records a CPA Conversations podcast with host James DeLuccia of the PICPA about what this plant could mean for the Pennsylvania economy and for local CPAs. Listen to this insightful conversation >>> Read more […]



“The Fair Labor Standards Act 2016” – Cottrill Arbutina Academy

Cheryl Ann Bean, President of Compass Resources, presented at a simulcast Cottrill Arbutina Academy class and webinar on “The Fair Labor Standards Act 2016” on July 27, 2016. Cheryl's presentation reviewed the recent changes to the FLSA. She highlighted what did not change and focus on the most significant change: the exempt versus non-exempt salary basis test. She also discussed how an employer can manage the change and ensure compliance with this federal law. View Read more […]



“Social Security: The Choice of a Lifetime” – Cottrill Arbutina Academy

The first class of Cottrill Arbutina Wealth Management Group’s new Cottrill Arbutina Academy on “Social Security: The Choice of a Lifetime,” was presented by Carlo Cordasco, CRPC, CLTC, RICP, Vice President of Nationwide Retirement Institute, on Weds., June 22, 2016 at noon and again at 6:30 p.m. in our conference center at 535 Third Street. At a time of continuing uncertainty in global financial markets, when some financial planners in our region are under pressure to Read more […]



Scala to Lead Cottrill Arbutina Academy QuickBooks Seminar

Laura Scala, an accountant and business consultant with Beaver public accounting firm Cottrill Arbutina & Associates, and an Intuit-certified QuickBooks® “Professional Advisor,” will lead Cottrill Arbutina Academy seminars on “QuickBooks Essentials” on June 23, 2016. Content for the four-hour Academy classes will include learning the most common mistakes in QuickBooks that can hurt a business and how to use QuickBooks to improve overall company Read more […]



Bradley Center, Cottrill Arbutina Team for Angel Tree Gifts for Kids at Risk

    ROBINSON TOWNSHIP – Jan. 29, 2016 – To support the recent Angel Tree fundraising program for The Bradley Center – a leading provider of behavioral healthcare and child welfare services – Cottrill Arbutina and other companies donated Christmas gifts based on the wish lists of more than 100 children, ages six to 18, who live at the Center, and another 30 youth who attend its day school. Founded in 1905, The Bradley Center helps children with mental Read more […]



Cottrill Arbutina Promotes Rihely to Shareholder, Renz to Director

Rihely Renz BEAVER, PA – Jan. 27, 2016 – Cottrill, Arbutina & Associates, a Pittsburgh Business Times “Top 20” public accounting firm based in Beaver, has promoted Lucas Rihely, CPA to shareholder and Michele L. Renz, CPA to director. Rihely is responsible for managing audit and tax engagements. This includes tax minimization strategies and income tax compliance, research and consulting services for individuals, partnerships Read more […]



Renz Presents to Pittsburgh Chapter of Credit Unions on “Website and Social Media Compliance: Keys to a Successful Review”

Oct. 15, 2015 – Michele Renz, CPA, a leader with the firm’s Credit Unions Group, recently made a presentation to the Pittsburgh Chapter of Credit Unions on “Credit Union Website and Social Media Compliance: Keys to a Successful Review.” Contact her for a copy [ link ] Key takeaways: Credit unions – regardless of asset size – need to have an appropriate risk management program in place for the website and social media channels; The risk Read more […]



Cottrill Arbutina Bowlers Help Big Brothers Big Sisters Raise Nearly $60K

April 16, 2012 – Cottrill Arbutina fields 4 teams compete in the 28th annual "Bowl for Kids Sake" event on March 18, 2012, helping Big Brothers Big Sisters Beaver County raise nearly $60,000. [ more ] Read more […]



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