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Daryl Staley

Daryl Staley


Member of the Firm
Tax & Accounting Services

York, PA


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As part of the firm’s Accounting, Consulting & Tax Services Department, Daryl works with closely-held businesses and individuals in the areas of tax planning and compliance, financial statement preparation, and business advisory. He works with clients in a variety of industries, specializing in construction, real estate, and manufacturing.

In 2016, Daryl relocated from the Hanover office to the firm’s newest location in Downtown York to focus on building and fostering business relationships in that market.

Daryl serves on the firm’s Practice Development Committee and Tax Committee. He also developed an Emerging Professionals Committee in 2018, which now has more than 50 members throughout the firm, and served as Chair for four years.

Daryl has been named a 2024 Young Leader Award winner by the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs (PICPA) for his commitment to the accounting profession through PICPA activities or community service. He was also named a Forty Under 40 honoree in 2023 by Central Penn Business Journal for his professional accomplishments, community service, and commitment to inspiring change. 

Quick Facts


  • Certified Public Accountant – Pennsylvania


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

Work Highlights

  • Year joined SEK: 2013
  • Year admitted as a Member: 2023

Q&A with Daryl

  • What are your hobbies?

    Spending time with my family, which includes a lot of hyperactive dancing to Disney music with my son and daughter; playing golf and flag football; staying active

  • What is your favorite quote?

    "I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 3,000 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." ~Michael Jordan

  • What is the most inspiring part of your job?

    Helping people, from the entrepreneurs to the retirees and everything in between. Being viewed as a trusted advisor to my clients is what motivates me daily.

My Industry Specialties

  • Construction
  • Real Estate
  • Manufacturing & Distribution
  • Closely-Held Businesses

My Service Specialties

  • Business Accounting & Advisory
  • Tax & Compliance
  • M&A Advisory
  • Outsourced CFO

Client Testimonials

  • We appreciate that Daryl contacted us about the contest for the CPBJ Fastest Growing Companies! Daryl is always available and answers our questions so quickly, any time of the day or night!! We appreciate him so much!

    A York Tax Client

  • Daryl is amazing!! Hands down, best accountant I have ever worked with!

    A York Tax Client

  • I appreciate Daryl's responsiveness and his understanding of my business and personal tax situations. He is able to give sound advice and accurate filings.

    A Hanover Tax Client

  • We work with Daryl Staley and he always takes care of our concerns and answers any questions we may have. He is extremely efficient and professional.

    A York Tax Client

  • Daryl has always been friendly, competent, and customer-focused over the years we've been working with him. Since I started my small business last year, he has been encouraging and provided expertise and resources to support me. I value his advice as an expert and strong business partner.

    A York Tax Client

  • Daryl reminds me of deadlines when I tend to procrastinate and gets me to accomplish my obligations timely.

    A York Tax Client

  • Daryl Staley and the rest of the team are competent, customer-focused, and have always answered questions and worked with us with our best interests in mind, both for personal and small business needs.

    A York Tax Client


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