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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
Principal

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
Principal

Daryl joined the firm in 1992 and has been a principal since 2003. Daryl has over 27 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 organizations.

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. His personal interests include camping, traveling with his family of six, and singing with The Spare Parts, a male barbershop quartet.

Dave Nauman, CPA
Principal

Dave is a principal 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 in children's Sunday school and on the finance team at Speedwell Heights Church in Lititz.

Ryan Siegrist, CPA
Principal

Ryan joined the firm in 2005 and is a principal. He performs tax, accounting, and auditing services for a variety of family owned businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals.

Ryan graduated from Eastern Mennonite University with a B.A. degree in Business Administration and a minor in Accounting. He is a member of the AICPA and PICPA.

Ryan is active in his church and enjoys spending time with his family, skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and photography.

David M Witmer, CPA
Principal

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, CPA
Manager

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 firm in 2015. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting. He was a Cisco Certified Network Associate prior to pursuing a career in accounting.

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. He enjoys outdoor activities, such as hunting, fishing, and playing with his three daughters. He is a member of the Mount Joy Sportsman Association, and is active with his church worship team.

JoAnna Hess
Senior Accountant

JoAnna is a senior accountant who has been with the firm since 2002. She holds an Associate degree in Specialized Business from Consolidated School of Business and is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor. JoAnna serves our client’s business and personal needs in a variety of ways.

JoAnna is active within her church, serving as the treasurer and a worship leader. In her free time, she enjoys helping around the family farm, long walks with her dog, reading, and spending time with her family.

Connie Soh, CPA
Staff Accountant

Connie joined our firm in 2018. She performs accounting, auditing, and tax services for a variety of businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals.

Connie graduated with high distinction from Penn State University with a B.S. degree in Accounting and a B.S. degree in Finance. Connie is a Certified Public Accountant.

Connie enjoys traveling with her husband and children in her free time.

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. She has been working full time during tax season since 1991. She assists with assembling tax returns, filing, and other support duties needed in the front office.

When she is not working, Lou Ann enjoys spending time with her 4 grandchildren, and vegetable & flower gardening.