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Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC (SEK) was founded in 1963 and grew rapidly in the Shenandoah and Cumberland Valleys. With a staff of 175, we are a regional certified public accounting firm with six offices located in Camp Hill, Carlisle, Chambersburg, Hanover, and York, Pennsylvania; and Hagerstown, Maryland. The management and direction of SEK rests with the 26 Members who provide local leadership and service in our practice area.
Firm Philosophy: Mission Statement
SEK is committed to serving our clients by providing professional accounting and consulting services that are based on a clear understanding of our clients and their business.
We will work to be proactive in response to our clients’ needs and complete each engagement in a timely manner for a reasonable fee. Members of our firm will strive to be active in our communities and will work to continue to foster growth and vitality by managing a quality-driven, successful organization.
To be the best independently owned, operated, and managed CPA firm with the highest ethical standards in the business of public accounting.
- Highest Ethical Standards
- Mutual Respect
- Pride in Firm and Profession
- Responsive to Client Needs
- Close Personal Relationships
- Quality of Life
- Allinial Global*
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- AICPA’s Center for Audit Quality
- AICPA’s Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center
- AICPA’s Governmental Audit Quality Center
STATE CPA ASSOCIATIONS
- Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants
- Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
- American Retirement Association
- American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries
- Institute of Certified Management Accountants
- National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts
- National Institute of Pension Administrators
- National Tax-Deferred Savings Association
- Society for Human Resource Management
BANKING INDUSTRY ORGANIZATIONS
- Maryland Bankers Association
- Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers
- Virginia Association of Community Banks
- Associated Builders and Contractors
- Construction Financial Management Association
- Estate Planning Council of Central Pennsylvania, Inc.
- Healthcare Financial Management Association
- Pennsylvania Association of Not-for-Profit Homes for the Aging
- Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations
- Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials
- Pennsylvania Health Care Association
- Pennyslvania Municipal Authorities Association
- Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs
- Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors
- Tri-State Estate Planning Council
*We are proud to be affiliated with Allinial Global, an accounting firm association of legally independent accounting and consulting firms with offices worldwide. With 110 member firms located in 31 countries, we are able to have international links with other accounting firms, while maintaining the independence and personal client relationship of a local firm. This affiliation provides our firm with extensive technical support, cost-effective continuing professional education, innovative practice development programs, and networking among partners pursuing similar goals geared toward providing superior client service.