Industry Specialties

Privately Held and Entrepreneurial Businesses – The firm’s eclectic roster of business and entrepreneurial clients includes an international steel mill manufacturer, commercial bakeries and foodservice, distributors, manufacturers and real estate services.  [ More ]  


Automobile Dealers – We serve automobile dealerships representing more 20 national and international franchise brands.  Its team of CPAs has more than 65 years of collective experience. Our specialists have helped closely held automobile dealerships to acquire additional franchises, increase profitability, improve accountability, prevent internal fraud and transact business cost-effectively in times of both prosperity and uncertainty. [ More ]  


Business Succession Planning – The successful transition of a business to new ownership and leadership is one of the most critical issues facing today’s business owner. [ More ]


Contracted Financial Services – In today's economy, clients often are distracted by time-consuming and costly financial and bookkeeping headaches as well as re-training and breakdown of vital knowledge when their personnel change. Cottrill Arbutina's business consulting and staffing expertise eliminates these headaches for clients.  [ More ]  


Credit Unions – The firm provides audit and management consulting to four of the top 10 credit unions in the Southwestern Pennsylvania region as ranked by asset size in thePittsburgh Business Times. [ More ]  


Employee Benefits and 401(k) Plans – We provide comprehensive audit and consulting services to employers who provide a retirement benefit plan to employees, specifically defined contribution plans, 401(k) and  403(b) plans, and health and welfare plans.  Our knowledge and experience in this industry assists clients in managing the risks and fiduciary duties of administering their plans and allows us to offer helpful, practical suggestions. [ More ]  


Health Benefit Solutions – We advise business and high net worth clients on how the cost of their health benefits will be impacted by tax law changes and reform.  This vital service helps clients better evaluate risk and manage their budgets by understanding alternatives for defined contribution plans. [ More ]  


Not-for-Profit Organizations – We have served the needs of not-for-profit clients for many years, including social service agencies, churches, foundations, performing arts organizations and libraries. Our services include auditing financial statements, implementation of accounting policies and systems and preparing tax returns. Click for our article, "Understanding the Ins and Outs of New IRS Form 990."  


Physicians – Cottrill Arbutina serves the financial and business needs of physician groups and individual practitioners ranging from surgeons and primary care doctors to orthodontists, pharmacists, chiropractors and optometrists. Our team of CPAs has specialized in this field for more than three decades. [ More ]  


School Districts and Governments – One of the firm’s niches is serving K-12 schools, including a cutting edge national cyber charter school foundation as well as a number of public school districts and local municipalities. [ More ]  


Shale Gas & Oil Planning – Cottrill Arbutina advises Western Pennsylvania real estate owners in connection with Marcellus Shale and Utica Shale leasing and production opportunities to receive significant income from energy companies in connection with long term leases and royalty payments for drilling and extracting shale gas. [ More ]

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