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Craig E. Witmer

Craig E. Witmer

CPA, CGFM

Member of the Firm

Team Member Since 1999

Member Since 2013


804 Wayne Avenue
Chambersburg, PA 17201

717.263.3910

Client Testimonials

  • 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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Speaking Engagements:

  • 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)

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Overview

Craig is a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) and leads the firm’s governmental audit practice. He is dedicated to refining his understanding of techniques, standards, procedures, ethics, and practices unique to federal, state, and local government entities. Additionally, Craig has obtained the Advanced Single Audit Certificate from the AICPA. 

He has been auditing governmental clients for over 21 years and serves as Member-in-Charge of approximately 80 governmental and nonprofit audits. He has extensive supervisory experience with governmental clients, several of which receive significant federal funding.

Additionally, Craig performs peer reviews of other CPA firms. As part of this process, he specializes in reviewing single audit engagements performed by other CPA firms related to governmental entities and nonprofit organizations. This provides him with unique insight into the requirements of those types of engagements.

Craig is an instructor of our in-house training programs on governmental accounting and has overseen the implementation of various GASB standards for many of the firm’s governmental clients.

He also serves as co-chair of the firm's Audit & Efficiency Task Force and is a member of the Accounting & Auditing Committee. 

Education

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

Professional Affiliations

  • Certified Public Accountant – Pennsylvania
  • Certified Government Financial Manager
  • Advanced Single Audit Certificate - AICPA
  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs
  • Association of Governmental Accountants
  • Government Finance Officers Association of Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials

Community Involvement

  • Joy El Ministries – Treasurer, Board of Directors
  • Mt. Pleasant Church - Board of Directors

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