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Christopher J. Distefano

Christopher J. Distefano

CPA

Member of the Firm

Team Member Since 1989

Member Since 2002


16 North George Street
York, PA 17401

717.900.2021

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Client Testimonials

  • Chris Distefano and his team have been life savers for me and our business. They are there whenever I/we need help and are always proactive with things to help our business run smoothly. Chris has guided us and helped us immensely over the years!! I would really be lost without these wonderful people!!

    A Hanover Tax Client

  • What can I say - Chris is a great guy and has been helping us for many years now. He knows his job very well and has guided us through many situations over the years. We could never thank him enough for all he has done for us. We value his advice and appreciate all the help he gives us along the way. I would recommend him and SEK to anyone looking for a great accounting firm!

    A Hanover Tax Client

  • Chris Distefano is a valued partner for us. He's always provided sound advice in a timely manner and is very in tune to our needs.

    A Hanover Tax Client

  • Chris Distefano is an ace. I would not be happy with a second stringer.

    A Hanover Tax Client

  • Chris Distefano is thorough, professional and personable to work with! He is knowledgeable and able to answer any questions we may have.

    A York Tax Client

  • Chris has always been very up front on any question or concern we may have had. He reviews our account regularly and gives us his advice, which has proven to be very helpful.

    A Hanover Tax Client

  • Communication is always clear, crisp, and concise and Chris prioritizes my needs while setting good expectations.

    A York Tax Client

  • I truly appreciate the long term relationship we have with our CPA, Chris Distefano. It's nice that he has a thorough understanding of our business and my personal financial situation and can provide holistic guidance.

    A Hanover Tax Client

  • Chris is always quick to respond to our inquiries and takes care of our needs even though we are an out of state client.

    A Hanover Tax Client

  • Chris does a great job giving advice. He is always there to answer questions, if not on the first call he gets back to me very quickly. Thank you to Chris and his team for a job well done.

    A York Tax Client

  • Chris has gone out of his way to help us understand, plan, avoid mistakes, and make proper financial decisions.

    A York Tax Client

  • Chris is personable, professional, and always able to answer our questions quickly, accurately, and concisely.

    A York Tax Client

  • Chris is smart, trustworthy, and an all-around good guy. Since the day we met him, he has done nothing but help us stay on track and run our company to the best of our ability. He takes the time to sit with us a couple of times a year and go over things and make sure that we keep on the right track. His advice has been so helpful over the years. We have come to think of Chris as a good friend and not just a brilliant accountant!

    A York Tax Client

  • Chris has been dynamic and anticipated the support our company has needed. Best decision I made in 2018 was to move my accounting business to Chris.

    A York Tax Client

  • We have always received excellent service and good advice from SEK, both in the Chambersburg and now the York locations. We have a 'mildly different' portfolio of tax reporting needs, including foreign retirement accounts, which require reporting at a different time of the year than income tax filing and SEK has always made sure we are in compliance with federal, state, and local tax requirements. I highly recommend Chris Distefano and everyone at the York office to anyone looking for highly professional assistance.

    A York Tax Client

  • Chris employs the additional effort to make sure we are paying only the exact amount of tax owed and receiving credit for everything to which we are entitled. He always puts in extra effort despite the hectic nature of the tax preparation season.

    A York Tax Client

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Overview

Chris specializes in providing tax and consulting services to for-profit companies specializing in small-to-medium sized firms and construction companies. He also serves individual tax clients providing tax minimization strategies and planning in addition to traditional compliance services.

Chris serves as Member-in-Charge of the firm’s York office. 

Education

  • B.S. Accounting – Pennsylvania State University

Professional Affiliations

  • Certified Public Accountant – Pennsylvania
  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs
  • Recognized as one of Central Pennsylvania's "Top Forty Under 40" by Central Penn Business Journal

Community Involvement

  • Appell Center for the Performing Arts – Past Finance Committee
  • Hanover Community Progress Council – Past Treasurer
  • Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce – Past Board Member
  • Hanover Kiwanis Club – Past President

Just For Fun

  • FIRST JOB - Dishwasher at Moser's Family Restaurant at 14 years old
  • ABOUT HIS FAMILY - Married to his wife Tammy; three adult children; three dogs named Buddy (a Yorkie), Ace (a Terrier/Schnauzer mix), and Benji (a Yorkie-Poo), all of which are rescues
  • HOBBIES - Travel; he was in New Orleans during and through Hurricane Katrina and has visited the city over 10 times since
  • MOST PRIZED POSSESSION - A Rolex, which was a gift from his wife as part of his 30th work anniversary and 30th wedding anniversary; that said, possessions as a whole are definitely not his thing
  • WHAT MAKES HIM GET OUT OF BED EVERY DAY - The drive to succeed and serve clients; training and sharing his knowledge with the team

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