Stunkel Tax and Accounting Service

Stunkel Tax & Accounting, PC

William L. Stunkel

Certified Public Accountant



William L. Stunkel, CPA

Wil started Stunkel Tax & Accounting, PC after working at large accounting firms in Pittsburgh. As the shareholder of Stunkel Tax & Accounting, PC, Wil now uses his professional experience to help clients on a one-on-one basis, providing impeccable tax services. He specializes in working with small business owners to give them the attention and analysis they want while helping them increase their income—utilizing a budget-oriented, flat fee agreement. Services include payroll processing, regular business consultations, and tax return preparation, to name a few. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants ("PICPA").  He is an active volunteer with the PICPA Speakers Bureau which helps to promote financial literacy in the community.  He has helped increase his clients' profits by over $100,000 in the last 12 months.


In addition to what you’ll find on our “Services” page, we offer the following to small businesses looking for the right CPA:

  • Cash flow management and projections to keep you on target for planned expenditures and growth
  • Bank Financing—we assist with the completion of Small Business loan proposals
  • Strategic Business Planning—we’ll help you get those business ideas in your head down on paper where they can do your business the most good
  • Succession Planning—when we meet, you’ll be able to answer the tough questions about what happens to your business when you retire
  • Tax Planning—Stunkel Tax & Accounting provides more than tax compliance; we provide proactive recommendations to maximize your after tax income
  • Your IRS problems allow us to provide professional IRS solutions—let us solve the issues you’re worried about or the confusion you find yourself dealing with year after year
Wil is a small business owner, so he understands the needs of your organization or company first hand. He looks for creative and honest ways to manage and grow his own business, which is what he wants Stunkel Tax & Accounting to do for you. He is the treasurer for the Tarentum church of Christ and knows the challenges that non-profits and community organizations face. Wil lives outside of Pittsburgh with his wife, Lara, and their three children.





 Staff Listing


April Hadzima

Amy Mannerino

Joyce M. McChesney

Sara Jay Shodd, MAMF

Lara Stunkel


William L. Stunkel, CPA



Sara Jay Shodd, MAMF


Sara is an experienced controller and a business manager at Stunkel Tax & Accounting, PC, a full-service accounting firm and tax practice with locations in western Pennsylvania.


Sara joined Stunkel Tax & Accounting in 2013. In her current role, she is the Small Business Manager. This involves setting up small business accounts as well as full service payroll functions. In addition, as an advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor, she assists clients with QuickBooks setup, training, and support.

Over her 25-year career, Sara has provided expert business development and controller services to clients as diverse as manufacturing, small businesses, and nonprofits clients.


Before joining Stunkel Tax & Accounting, Sara worked at Sabre Industries, Inc., Jet Industries, LLC, and Todd, Rivenbark & Puryear, PLLC, where she was responsible for the daily financial operations of the company, cash flow management, and staff training and development. She is a certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor and is a notary for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Sara makes time to be involved with community and professional organizations. She is a member of the Ellwood City Chamber of Commerce and Pennsylvania Association of Notaries. She serves as an advisory board member for Ellwood City Revitalization.

Sara has lived in Germany and various locations across the United States while her husband completed 23 years of active duty with the Army. She has now returned to her hometown of Ellwood City, PA with her husband and their two children, along with a Great Dane and a Chihuahua. In her free time, she enjoys reading and hiking. Sara can be reached at


















Joyce M. McChesney


Hailing from the South Hills of Pittsburgh, Joyce is the Office Manager of the North Side office of Stunkel Tax & Accounting, PC.  She loves to talk to a client whether they call her or she’s calling them.

After graduating from Mercyhurst College in Erie, Joyce taught bookkeeping for three years in the Pittsburgh Public School System. She and her CPA husband, Bill, raised two children and then Joyce decided it was time to rejoin the business community.

She completed a Master Degree from St. Francis College, as she puts it, “while having a house, a husband and two kids”. No mean feat working full-time at an iron foundry on the South Side in Human Resources and studying for her Masters at night. Joyce likes to say that after teaching and wearing steel-toed boots, she can tackle anything!

When the steel industry collapsed and with two teenagers at home, Joyce joined the firm of W. J. McChesney, CPA and became the Office Manager. This gave her the opportunity to be a working mother who was able to fit her work schedule around the kids' schedules. She had the best of both worlds – motherhood and business woman.

Joyce can be found answering correspondence, writing up tax returns for data entry, designing a spreadsheet, or acting as a liaison between our clients and our employees. Between wearing multiple hats and being both an employee and the former owner of a small business, Joyce has a unique understanding of the needs of our clients.

After 20 years of running a public accounting office, she can help steer you to the answers of whatever questions are keeping you up at night.



Amy Mannerino


Amy Mannerino graduated from St. Vincent College in 2007, having studied English and Communication, including Business Writing.

Since graduation she developed a professional background in writing, editing, customer service and advertising sales management. Before joining Stunkel Tax & Accounting, Amy worked in and managed a group within the classified department of Trib Total Media. Her years of experience there helped her hone her editing skills and attention to detail, and to develop an appreciation for meeting the needs of the clients.

Amy lives in the North Hills area with her husband, Nick, and their two cats, Rocco and Bob. Currently she helps coordinate events as an officer for the Pittsburgh chapter of the Jane Austen Society of North America.

At Stunkel Tax & Accounting, Amy assists with correspondence, organizing data, clerical duties, and other tasks needed to provide the services clients have come to appreciate.


April Hadzima


April is the Staff Accountant of Stunkel Tax & Accounting, PC. She travels between the Penn Hills/Monroeville and North Side offices. She has more than nine years of experience in public accounting and enjoys helping clients by tackling accounting issues and being a key problem solver. 

April knew at a young age that she wanted to be an accountant. In her senior year of high school, she participated in the Professional Experience Program (PEP). With this program, she went to the accounting department of RJ Lee Group, Inc. in Monroeville, and was able to see what an occupation as an accountant was all about. April enjoyed the accounting environment so much that she stayed with that company for a total of four years while going to school.

After earning her B.S. degree in Accounting at Point State Park University in Pittsburgh, she obtained a position as an accountant for W.J. McChesney, CPA, in Penn Hills. Through her nine years of employment, she developed a great deal of experience in public accounting. She has taken a number of continuing education courses discussing business and individual tax issues as well as 30 hours of training in QuickBooks. 

April can be found preparing payroll, 1099s, sales tax, and business and personal tax returns. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and spending time with her family and friends.


 Lara Stunkel

Lara Stunkel is the Office Manager of Stunkel Tax & Accounting’s Lower Burrell Back Office site. She helps prepare tax returns and process payroll for clients. In her BK years (Before Kids), Lara earned a B.S. in Finance from Grove City College and worked as a Financial Planner in downtown Pittsburgh. In her AK years (After Kids), Lara has kept busy homeschooling her three children and served on the leadership team of her local MOPS group (Mothers Of Pre Schoolers) as both Finance Coordinator and Group Coordinator. Lara is thankful that she took Intermediate Accounting in college, where she noticed a wonderful, intelligent classmate named Wil Stunkel.   


    Stunkel Tax & Accounting of Pittsburgh serves the following areas:Lower Burrell, Westmoreland County, New Kensington, Parnassus, Leechburg, Vandergrift, Apollo, Allegheny Valley, North East Allegheny County, Cheswick, Springdale, Oakmont, Verona, Penn Hills, Monroeville, Murrysville, Harwick, Tarentum, Natrona Heights, Brackenridge, Harrison Township, O'Hara Township, Blawnox, Fox Chapel, Aspinwall, Sharpsburg, Etna, Millvale, Reservce Township, Lawrenceville, Harmar, Kittaning, Creighton, Russellton, West Deer, Saxonburg, Sarver, Freeport, Gibsonia, Hampton Township, Wexford, Warrendale, Cranberry Township, Mars, Valencia, McCandless Township, Ross Township, Sewickley, Coraopolis, Green Tree, Bellevue, Avalon, Pennsylvania, and more.