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Craig Witmer

Craig Witmer


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Assurance & Advisory

Chambersburg, PA


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As the leader of the firm’s governmental audit practice, Craig has dedicated his career to refining his understanding of the techniques, standards, procedures, ethics, and practices unique to federal, state, and local governmental entities. He is a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) and earned the Advanced Single Audit Certificate from the American Institution of CPAs. With 25 years of experience, he serves as In-Charge of approximately 75 audits each year, many of which receive significant federal funding. He has overseen the implementation of various GASB standards for many of the firm’s governmental clients.

In addition to his client responsibilities, Craig heads SEK’s Governmental Audit Quality Center compliance. He also performs peer reviews of other CPA firms, specializing in reviewing single audit engagements performed by other CPA firms for governmental and nonprofit entities. This provides him with unique insight into the requirements of those types of engagements and allows us to refine our own processes at SEK. He also serves as a member of the firm’s Accounting & Auditing Committee.

Craig is an instructor of SEK’s in-house training programs on governmental accounting and has championed the annual governmental client seminar each year since its inception in 2018.

Quick Facts

  • Professional Memberships

    • American Institute of CPAs - Member
    • Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs - Member
    • Association of Governmental Accountants - Member
    • Government Finance Officers Association of Pennsylvania - Member
    • Government Finance Officers Association (National) - Member
    • Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials - Member
  • Community Involvement

    • Bear Valley Joint Authority - Board of Directors
    • Joy El Ministries – Treasurer, Board of Directors
    • Mt. Pleasant Church - Board of Directors
  • Speaking Engagements

    • GASB Standards Update, SEK Governmental Seminar (July 2023)
    • Internal Controls and Federal Awards, York County Municipal Administrators Association monthly meeting (April 2023)
    • A&A Update, Lincoln Area School Business Officials meeting (May 2023)
    • Latest and Greatest from GASB, SEK Governmental Seminar (August 2022)
    • Single Audits, Pennsylvania Area School Business Officials conference (March 2022)
    • GASB Update, SEK Governmental Seminar (July 2021)
    • GASB 84 - Fiduciary Activities, SEK Governmental Seminar (July 2020)
    • Accounting & Auditing Update, Lincoln Area School Business Officials (May 2020, May 2019, May 2018)
    • GASB 84 & 87: What You Need to Know, SEK Governmental Seminar (July 2019)
    • GASB Preliminary Views Documents, SEK Governmental Seminar (July 2019)
    • GASB Tentative Standards: What Will Affect You and When, SEK Governmental Seminar (August 2018)
  • Recent News


  • Certified Public Accountant – Pennsylvania
  • Certified Government Financial Manager
  • AICPA Advanced Single Audit Certificate


  • B.S.B.A. Accounting, summa cum laude – Shippensburg University

Work Highlights

  • Year joined SEK: 1999
  • Year admitted as a Member: 2013

My Industry Specialties

  • Local Governments & Schools

My Service Specialties

  • Accounting, Auditing, & Assurance

Client Testimonials

  • Craig was extremely supportive and worked many hours during our GASB 87 implementation. I thank you for all your extra support, time and knowledge to get me through the audit. Thank you!

    A Chambersburg Government Audit Client

  • Craig Witmer assisted Rye with a question involving the calculation of pension obligations. There was a mistake in the first printing of the audit. Craig revised the audit, allowing me to also change a couple of things, and had the audit reprinted and provided new reports for the Board of Supervisors and the Township files. We are a small Township of the Second Class. But we get first class treatment from SEK. Thank you!

    A Chambersburg Government Audit Client

  • We have been very happy with the services provided by Craig Witmer and team. They have been very responsive to any questions we may have. They are proactive in making any recommendations they may have based on their experience.

    A Chambersburg Audit Client

  • Craig Witmer is always helpful with honest answers, guidance, and opinions when we have questions regarding our accounting procedures.

    A Chambersburg Audit Client

  • Customer service gets harder and harder to find in this world today. SEK provides that with professional employees like Craig. Thank you, Craig!

    A Chambersburg Audit Client

  • I've had the pleasure of working with Craig Witmer for over 10 years and found him to be a professional leader in auditing. Craig recognizes that audits serve two purposes: to ensure the integrity of the finances and to help the client improve their fiscal operation.

    A Chambersburg Audit Client

  • Craig continues to always be accessible to the needs of the School District. Having worked with Craig for 10 years, his knowledge of governmental accounting has been a key to the continual relationship between SEK and the District.

    A Chambersburg Audit Client

  • Craig has always provided Gettysburg Municipal Authority with the highest professional advice. He is always knowledgeable, friendly and prompt in responding to the Authority's requests and needs.

    A Chambersburg Audit Client

  • I first met Craig Witmer nearly 30 years ago. His expertise and guidance over the years has helped me to improve our procedures. Craig displays a high level of professionalism while still making you feel that you are a friend, not just a client.

    A Chambersburg Audit Client

  • As the Manager for the Hamilton Township Municipal Authority, I look forward to working with Craig Witmer and his audit team each year. Craig stays abreast of upcoming changes to accounting standards and has consistently provided invaluable insight and guidance to the Authority. He takes a genuine interest in his clients and has gone above and beyond to assist the Authority in achieving a successful resolution or transition when implementing new accounting standards. His overall display of professionalism, integrity and expertise is highly regarded and has resulted in a long-standing, trusted and valued relationship.

    A Chambersburg Audit Client


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