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.
Nicholas A. Mannerino, CPA
Nick joined Stunkel Tax & Accounting, PC in July 2016 after working for eight years at a regional accounting firm in downtown Pittsburgh. Based out of the North Side office, Nick specializes in personal and business income tax preparation services and planning, all well as payroll tax services. A member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants ("PICPA"), he is also involved in sales tax and payroll processing, special projects, and bookkeeping services.
Nick enjoys getting to know our clients, listening to their concerns and priorities, and offering thoughtful, understandable advice and instruction. He also assists in project management, quality control, and other duties as needed while serving the firm in his management role.
A graduate of Saint Vincent College in Latrobe with a Master’s degree in Accounting, Nick lives in the North Hills with his wife Amy and their son. He is an active member of St. Athanasius parish in West View, enjoys spending time with family, and is a Civil War and local history buff.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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 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.
Tammy Ashley has been with Stunkel Tax & Accounting, PC since September 2016. Tammy has a long history of professional tax preparation which dates back to 1994, when she started out with a national chain while stationed with her husband in North Dakota. When they returned home after 15 years in the Air Force, she continued to work for the same national company and went to school to get a degree in Accounting and Taxation. After graduating with High Distinction, she decided to further her credentials and become an Enrolled Agent.
To become an Enrolled Agent, Tammy had to independently study and pass a three part test that is written and given by the Internal Revenue Service. This was completed in February of 2013. An Enrolled Agent is able to represent clients to the IRS if there were ever an audit. To maintain this status she is required to have 72 hours of continuing education every three years. The majority of these credits must be in taxation and ethics.
Tammy has experience in the preparation of Individual returns, processing payroll and payroll tax returns, sales tax returns, updating accounting records, reconciliation of accounts, and training employees.
In Tammy’s free time she enjoys camping with family and friends and spending time with her two daughters and grandchildren. She also has a love for almost every animal and currently has four dogs that have been rescued. They range in size from 80 pounds to 10 pounds. Tammy also enjoys almost all crafts and will try almost anything. During the summer while camping she enjoys flying radio controlled Quad-Copters. One day she hopes to be able to take one to the Grand Canyon and take pictures.
Prior to working for Stunkel Tax & Accounting PC in 2014, Tia worked for our legacy firm, for W.J. McChesney CPA since 2011. Her duties included data entry, answering the phones and light office duties. This position allowed her to still be involved with all her kids’ school activities and feel like a contributing part of the work force once more.
Tia lives in Plum Borough with her husband Steve and their two children. On top of her duties at Stunkel Tax & Accounting, she is the treasurer for her son’s football booster organization and the secretary for the wrestling booster’s organization. She also helps her husband run his computer business.
Tia can be found answering the phones and scanning in all the client documents our skilled accountants use to prepare your taxes year after year.
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.