About Us

Matthew L. Stevans, CPA, CGMA

Matthew_L_StevansMatthew L. Stevans graduated Magna Cum Laude from Robert Morris College in May, 1991 and earned his Certified Public Accountant Certificate in 1993. He is an active member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Tax Section, Forensic and Valuation Services Section) and the Construction Financial Management Association. He also served as an associate director for the Washington County Builders Association.

Mr. Stevans was partner in the accounting firm of Case, Sabatini & Company from 2001 through 2008. Case, Sabatini & Company is a regional firm with a staff of over 30 professionals. In 2008 Mr. Stevans started his current certified public accounting firm specializing in accounting, tax and general consulting for small and medium size businesses.

Mr. Stevans has had extensive experience with various industries in the areas of tax, audit, business valuations, forensic accounting and litigation support. Within the real estate industry, Mr. Stevans has experience as an owner of both residential and commercial properties, and he has performed auditing and tax planning for large construction contractors, all of the specialty trades, home builders, developers, and property managers. He has been instrumental in advising hundreds of new startups for real estate professionals. Mr. Stevans also served as the Construction Industry Group Chairman at Case, Sabatini & Company and facilitated numerous construction tax and accounting seminars.

Mr. Stevans has also provided public accounting services in the areas of real estate development, divorce support, business succession and acquisition planning, estate, gift, and trust fund tax planning.

Annette M. Lherbier

Annette_M_LherbierAnnette M. Lherbier graduated Magna Cum Laude from Pennsylvania State University in May, 1987. She was employed by the Government Accounting Office for nearly three years and worked at various government agencies. She then entered the construction industry where she worked for five years in the audit and finance departments of a multi-million dollar homebuilder. Annette has also worked in the finance department of a multi-million dollar health food company.

In the area of real estate, Ms. Lherbier has experience in residential development and in ownership of residential rental properties. In 1997, Ms. Lherbier founded AKL Accounting Services, and she has performed controllership duties and tax planning for real estate developers and property management companies as well for public not-for-profits and retail establishments. She specializes in setup, training, and maintaining QuickBooks for real estate professionals.

Ms. Lherbier has had over twenty years experience with developing, implementing, and maintaining the accounting systems for small and medium size businesses in Quickbooks, Peachtree, Appfolio, and Tenant Pro software. Areas of experience include, but are not limited to, payroll, job costing, account reconciliations, education and taxes. Ms. Lherbier has been a QuickBooks and QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor since 2009.

Robert M. Shields, CPA

Mr. Shields is currently a Consulting Member at Stevans & Associates, PLLC. Bob has worked in the financial field for over 30 years. Bob has a wide range of experience in management accounting, tax, audit, and management decision support. Bob is responsible for successful delivery of tax and accounting services to many clients in various industries.

Bob graduated from Robert Morris University at Pittsburgh in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and a minor in Finance. Bob was a manager with the public accounting firm of Case, Sabatini & Company and worked with small, medium, and start-up businesses. His emphasis was on accounting services, audits, tax planning and preparation for corporations, partnerships, not-for-profits and individuals.

From 1997 through 2006, he worked as Director of Accounting for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Saint Margaret Hospital. Among his many duties, Bob was responsible for creating policies and procedures for the Hospital’s accounting department, development and delivery of staff training, fund accounting, grant and tax compliance reporting, and the development of enhanced financial reporting for executive management that included various decision support activities. He has been involved in a multitude of enterprise wide financial software systems implementations for fund accounting.

Cody Taylor

Cody TaylorCody Taylor graduated Magna Cum Laude from Campbell University in December 2012. He received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with a focus in Accounting. After graduating from Campbell, Cody attended North Carolina State University where in May 2014 he received his Masters of Accounting degree. He then worked as a tax associate at regional CPA firm for 3 ½ years. While there he worked with individuals and closely held businesses on tax planning, filing tax returns and fulfilling all of their tax and accounting needs.

He plans to sit for the CPA exam to become a Certified Public Accountant in the very near future.

Darren Dunsey

Darren Dunsey graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in August, 1990 with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and received a master’s degree in taxation from George Mason University, in 1999.

Darren has over 15 years of experience with 10 years of public accounting experience. Darren’s experience includes tax return preparation, review and tax planning for S corporations, C corporations, partnerships, not-for-profits and high net worth individuals. He has experience with multiple state returns, tax projections, and start-up companies,

Darren has diverse not-for-profit, corporate and public accounting experience across manufacturing, high-tech, and healthcare software industries. Areas of specialization include corporate tax compliance and research, financial accounting and reporting, financial analysis, and internal controls.