CA News Articles

General news items for Cottrill Arbutina.

H2R CPA and Cottrill Arbutina Announce Merger; Combined Firm to be Called H2R CPA

Pittsburgh, PA – Dec. 5, 2019 – Pittsburgh-based H2R CPA and Cottrill, Arbutina & Associates PC of Beaver County announced that they will merge into one firm, effective January 1, 2020. The staff of both firms will operate as H2R CPA, while maintaining their existing office locations in Parkway Center and downtown Beaver. The combined […]


Monaca, PA, March 26, 2019 – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Beaver County (BBBS) and the Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) are launching an innovative workforce development program aimed at bringing neighboring high school students to CCBC’s campus to develop one-on-one mentoring relationships with college leaders. This effort is made possible by a $10,000 […]

Cottrill Arbutina’s Rihely Named to Beaver County Rehabilitation Center Board

BEAVER, PA –March 11, 2019 – Lucas Rihely, CPA, CFE, a shareholder and tax practice leader with Cottrill Arbutina & Associates, P.C. of Beaver, has been elected to the board of directors of the Beaver County Rehabilitation Center. Based in Center Township, BCRC ( helps people with intellectual, developmental, psychiatric and co-occurring disabilities to secure […]

And the results are in…2018 CAA Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater/Jacket Contest

2018 Participants Back row (left to right):  Tom Helsing, Lucas Rihely Middle row:  Katie Pagan, Brian Sprinker, Vito Farelli, Larry Zahn, Nicholas Raught Kneeling:  Paula Ledbetter, Shannon Snyder, Marilynne Donnelly And the winners are… First Prize:  Vito Farelli (Vito is our I.T. guy!) Second Prize:  Shannon Snyder Third Prize:  Paula Ledbetter Vito proudly displaying his […]

CAA Employee Spotlight: Katherine Pagan

Katherine (Katie) Pagan is a staff accountant who does triple-duty at Cottrill Arbutina splitting her time between the tax, consulting, and audit departments.  She assists in the preparation of individual and corporate tax returns and works on government and credit union audit and consulting projects.  Katie joined Cottrill Arbutina in January 2016 as an intern […]

Cottrill Arbutina Cares About…Opportunities for College Students

By:  Michele Renz Note:  This is the first blog in our on-going series entitled “Cottrill Arbutina Cares About…”, a blog that highlights the employees and community service of Cottrill Arbutina. Cottrill Arbutina hosted approximately 15 accounting and finance majors from Geneva College in our Community Conference Room on Tuesday, September 26th.  Joel Martin, Shareholder, and […]

We’ve Launched Our new Website With YOU In Mind!

We are excited to announce that our newly designed website is live!!! Our streamlined, responsive site includes an updated, refreshed look for both desktop and mobile versions. In addition to updated informational content and bios, our new website includes a blog where we will bring our website alive by regularly posting about topics that are of […]

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 […]

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 […]