SEK&Co Receives Highest Rating

Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC was recently notified by the Peer Review Committee of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) that it has successfully completed an independent quality review of its accounting and auditing practice.

Peer reviews are required for membership in the AICPA and by the state of Maryland Board of Public Accountancy and are conducted every three years. They are especially relevant with the ongoing scrutiny of the quality of audit work conducted by the accounting profession.

The quality review was conducted by the national firm of Cherry Bekaert LLP under the guidelines established by the AICPA. The reviewers made an independent assessment of the firm’s quality control policies and procedures and inspected the working papers and reports on a representative sample of accounting and auditing engagements.

SEK&Co received the highest rating possible on its peer review, which puts SEK&Co in an extremely elite group of CPA firms. Michael P. Manspeaker, CPA, CGMA, SEK&Co’s Director of Accounting, Auditing and Quality Control stated, “Quality is the result of a daily commitment to continuous improvement and this peer review report is an affirmation of those efforts.”

A copy of the peer review report is available at

About SEK&Co:
Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC (SEK&Co) is a full-service certified public accounting and consulting firm with offices in Hagerstown, Maryland; and Camp Hill, Carlisle, Chambersburg, Hanover, and York, Pennsylvania. The firm was founded in 1963 and was recently named a “Top 200 Firm” by Inside Public Accounting. With 25 Members and a staff of 150, SEK&Co services individuals as well as business clients in a variety of industries including construction, financial institutions, healthcare, local government, manufacturing, and nonprofit. The firm offers financial statement preparation, auditing and assurance services, small business accounting, tax and payroll services, QuickBooks® and Sage 50® training and consulting, tax return preparation and planning, estate planning and administration, business valuations, retirement plan design consulting, and third-party administration. For more information, visit