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About Our Firm

Hershey Advisors, P.C. is a certified public accounting firm located in Ephrata, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. With more than forty years of experience, our firm provides services to Lancaster, Lebanon, York, and Chester County areas of Pennsylvania. We currently employ a professional and support staff of 13.

In addition to traditional accounting, auditing, and tax services, we provide business consulting, and computer and accounting software planning, installation, and support. As a firm, Hershey Advisors, P.C. takes pride in our team approach to meeting the needs of our diverse clientele. This teamwork approach allows us to combine our unique perspectives, skills, and diverse backgrounds to create innovative solutions to your most complex personal and business issues.

Let us know how we may help you. Call us to schedule a no obligation appointment to review your personal or business issues.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. Hershey Advisors, P.C. is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of the area's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around the area. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Hershey Advisors, P.C. receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

Harold J Hershey, CPA

As a member of the board of directors, Harold provides tax and accounting services to a wide variety of businesses including the real estate, construction, retail, and service industries. He is currently in the process of transferring some of the firm administrative duties to others and is devoting more time to family business succession, estate and trust taxation, and other business consulting projects.

Harold is a graduate of Susquehanna University with a B.S. degree in Accounting. Prior to joining our predecessor firm of Detweiler, Hershey & Associates, P.C. in 1975, he spent eight years with the auditing practice of an international accounting firm.

Harold is active in his church and has served in various positions. He is the former treasurer of the Ephrata Area Chamber of Commerce and his church and is currently serving as the treasurer of the Main Street Closet (a not for profit re-uzit shop). Harold is a member of the Institute of Mangement Accountants and the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce.

Daryl E Eshleman, CPA

Daryl joined the firm in 1992 and has been a shareholder since 2003. Daryl has over 20 years of experience in public accounting and auditing, all of those years with Hershey Advisors, PC. He services a variety of business clients in the manufacturing, real estate, retail trade, and not-for-profit sectors. He is active in the design and implementation of accounting software and technology and has extensive experience in the auditing of non-profit and governmental institutions.

Daryl is a graduate of Messiah College, in Grantham, Pennsylvania with a B.S. Degree in Accounting. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Daryl also serves as a board member of Hinkletown Mennonite School. His personal interests include camping, spending time with his family of six, and singing with The Spare Parts, a male barbershop quartet.

Dave Nauman, CPA

Dave is a shareholder in the firm and joined Hershey Advisors, P.C. in 1988. He works with a variety of family owned businesses including those in the construction and agricultural industries.

Dave is a graduate of Millersville University where he earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration and Accounting.

Dave enjoys spending time with his family and serving the community through his involvement with the Manheim Community Farm Show and service on the finance team at Speedwell Heights Church.

Ryan Siegrist, CPA

Ryan is a principal who joined the firm in 2005. He is a graduate of Eastern Mennonite University, where he earned a B.A. degree in Business Administration with a minor in Accounting.

Ryan performs a variety of tax, audit, and accounting services for our clients.

Ryan is active in his church and enjoys sports, hunting, fishing, skiing, and photography.

David M Witmer, CPA

David joined our team in 2014 and is currently a principal. His work focuses on small business accounting and individual, corporate, and non-profit tax preparation.

David graduated with high distinction from Penn State in May 2008, earning a B.S. degree in Accounting. David is a CPA and is a member of the AICPA and PICPA.

Born and raised in the Ephrata area, David currently resides in Stevens with his wife and two children. David is very involved at Speedwell Heights BIC church in Lititz, serving on the worship and leadership teams. Beyond his faith and family, David enjoys fly fishing, hiking, Penn State athletics, a wide variety of music, and living vicariously through the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip.

Craig Neff

Craig joined our firm in 2011. He holds a B.A. degree in Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh Johnstown where he also played four years of varsity soccer. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Craig provides tax and various accounting services for our clients.

During his free time, Craig enjoys playing golf, riding bike, and following all the Philadelphia sports teams.

Nate Stevens
Senior Accountant

Nate joined the Hershey Advisors team in 2015. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Accounting. Nate has spent the last five years on the private side of accounting down in Virginia.

Nate performs a variety of tax, audit, and accounting services for our clients.

He was born in Long Beach, CA and grew up in Seattle, WA. His hobbies include playing dollies with his daughter, as well as a part time bass player on his church’s worship team.

Caleb Basile
Staff Accountant

Caleb joined the firm in 2017. He graduated from Cairn University where he double majored in Bible and Business with a focus in Accounting. During college, Caleb was a runner on the cross country team. He still enjoys running and plans on competing in Boston.

Caleb is constantly seeking to further his education by becoming a CPA.

Caleb provides a variety of tax and accounting services to our clients.

In his free time, Caleb enjoys running and various other sports such as basketball and volleyball.

JoAnna Hess
Staff Accountant

JoAnna is a staff accountant in our firm. She joined the firm in 2002 and holds an Associate degree in Specialized Business from Consolidated School of Business. JoAnna serves our client's business and personal needs in a variety of ways. She is a Nationally Certified Public Accounting Assistant and a Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor.

JoAnna is active with her church worship team and enjoys running, reading, and spending time with family.

Jody Galyon
Payroll Services

Jody has managed our payroll department since joining the firm in 1994. Currently we process weekly and bi-weekly payrolls for a variety of clients, employing nearly 1,500 employees. Jody provides prompt, courteous, and flexible service to our clients. We offer direct deposit, electronic wire transmissions of federal tax deposits, unlimited payroll deductions, quarterly payroll tax return preparation, and the flexibility of customizing reports in the format that our clients need. We utilize Creative Solutions technology to streamline payroll processing. Advances in technology also have allowed us to design electronic links to client time clocks and allow for data transmissions via the internet.

Amy Rittle
Administrative Assistant

Amy joined the firm in 2014 and has enhanced the image of our firm through her professionalism, attention to detail, and excellent people skills. She is an advocate for our clients, provides support for the entire staff, and coordinates the many details required to keep our busy office functioning smoothly.

Amy has a B.S. degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from Millersville University. Amy is a member of Pennsylvania Association of Notaries and is a Notary Public for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Amy lives in Lebanon with her husband, son, & 2 dogs. In her free time, she enjoys doing stained glass, arts & crafts, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.

Lou Ann Gehman

Lou Ann is a seasonal employee (from January to May) since 1991. She assists with assembling tax returns, filing, and other support duties during the tax season months.