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SEMANCHIN & WETTER LLP 

SERVICES PROVIDED:

Services provided by our firm include accounting, bookkeeping and payroll, preparation of financial statements - audit/review/compilations, income tax planning including multi-state, financial planning, family business planning,  accounting software installation assistance, business planning consultations, estate, trust and gift tax planning/preparation & more.

INDUSTRIES SERVICED:

Industries serviced by our firm include small and medium sized businesses including, but not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, Legal and Engineering Professionals
  • Construction Companies
  • Hotels, Restaurants and Retailers
  • Manufacturers and Technology
  • Real Estate
  • Wholesalers
  • Entertainers
  • Athletes
  • Estates, Trusts and Nonprofit Organizations

We are a full-service accounting firm based in Buffalo, New York.  Our clients include successful individuals and businesses located in various counties throughout Western New York.  We also assist clients internationally in Canada, as well as most states.  In addition, we provide services to private foundations and public charities.

ABOUT THE PARTNERS 

RICHARD H. WETTER-- Tax Partner

email:  rwetter@cpas-sw.com

Dick has over forty years of experience in all areas of individual, corporate, partnership, estate and fiduciary taxation including tax planning and consultation and preparation and review of tax returns. The clients he services include sole proprietorships, partnerships, including limited liability companies and corporations including extensive work with medical groups and practice, nonprofit organizations, professional sport franchises and professional athletes. Dick was recognized by Money Magazine as one of the best tax practitioners in the United States. His tax experience includes consulting on acquisitions, mergers, liquidations and sales of businesses, implementation of alternative tax accounting methods such as LIFO and adoption of employee benefit programs. He also worked with individuals relocating to the Western New York area from other areas.

His experience also includes extensive tax representation service before agent and appeals levels of the Internal Revenue Service. From 1978 to 1980, Dick worked in the London, England and Brussels, Belgium offices of Price Waterhouse & Co., where he gained extensive experience in U.S. expatriate taxation including tax equalization programs for expatriate employees of several major U.S. Corporations.

  • Member, American Institute of CPAs
  • Member, Tax Division of American Institute of CPAs
  • Member, NYS Society of CPAs
  • Past member, Federal and State Taxation Committee and Committee on Cooperation with the Bar Association, Buffalo Chapter of NYS Society of CPAs.
  • Past member of Advisory Board Graduate Tax Certificate Program – SUNY School of Management
  • Instructor in taxation for the Foundation for Accounting Education, Inc. 
  • Cited as the only tax preparer who determined the correct tax on Money Magazine's annual tax return completed by over fifty tax preparers throughout the U.S.
  • Education: B.S., Accounting, Canisius College, 1970

WILLIAM E. MANCINI --Partner

email:  wmancini@cpas-sw.com

Bill has over thirty years of experience in many facets of taxation, auditing accounting and management and computer consulting for closely held companies. He has experience in providing services to medical and legal practices, elder care services, insurance industry, construction contractors, real estate development and management companies, engineering professionals, professional athletes, entertainers, manufacturing, wholesale, retail, hotels and restaurants.

In addition, his experience includes implementation of computerized and manual accounting systems and the utilization of LIFO inventory method.

  • Member, American Institute of CPAs
  • Member, NYS Society of CPAs
  • Former Chairman and Current Member, Computer Users Committee, Buffalo Chapter, NYS Society of CPAs
  • Member, Information Technology Membership Section, American Institute of CPAs
  • Past Member Board of Directors of Depew-Elma-Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
  • Education: B.S., Accounting, Canisius College, 1980

BARBARA S. ARNOLD --Partner

email:  barnold@cpas-sw.com

                                                    Barb has over thirty years of experience in auditing, accounting and taxation for closely held companies and nonprofit organizations.  Has substantial experience in providing services to the insurance industry, construction contractors, high-tech companies, hotels, nonprofit organizations, manufacturing, retail, automobile dealerships, and medical and legal professionals. 

 

                                                    Experience also includes management consulting on accounting systems, retirement plans, purchase and sale of businesses, business valuation and tax planning issues.

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
  • Member, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.
  • Past President and Current Member, American Society of Women Accountants
  • Education: B.S., Accounting, Russell Sage College, 1979

SENIOR STAFF

THOMAS J. SEMANCHIN

email:  tsemanchin@cpas-sw.com

Tom has over forty-five years of experience in all facets of taxation, auditing, accounting and management consulting for closely held companies. He has substantial experience in providing services to the medical, engineering and legal professions, insurance industry, construction contractors, real estate development and management companies, waste disposal companies, courier delivery service, industrial refining and recycling companies, manufacturing, nonprofit organizations, retail, hotels restaurants, and automobile dealerships.

His experience also includes liquidations, purchase and sale of businesses and tax-free incorporation of various partnerships and sole proprietorships. He is skilled in the implementation of numerous cost and accounting systems including the utilization of the LIFO inventory method. 

  • Member, American Institute of CPAs
  • Member, Tax Division of American Institute of CPAs
  • Member, New York State Society of CPAs 
  • Past Director, Buffalo Chapter NYS society of CPAs
  • Former Chairman and Current Member, Committee of Cooperation with the Bar Association, Buffalo Chapter, NYS Society of CPAs
  • Member, Committee on Cooperation with Commercial Credit Grantors, Buffalo Chapter NYS Society of CPAs
  • Served on Niagara County Community College Accounting program evaluation panel
  • Course instructor for Foundation of Accounting Education, Inc.
  • Lecturer at professional meetings for the Buffalo Chapter and the NYS Society of CPAs
  • Developed course manual and presented seminar to the commercial loan officers of a major WNY bank titled "Financial Overview of Construction Contractors"
  • Education: B.S., Accounting, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1964

JUDITH C. OUN, MANAGER

email:  joun@cpas-sw.com

Judy has over fifteen years of experience in auditing, accounting, taxation and computer consulting for closely held companies.  She has experience in providing services to medical and legal professionals, engineering professionals, construction contractors, real estate management companies, nonprofit organizations, wholesale, retail, and hotels and restaurants.

Experience also includes implementation and training of computerized accounting systems (primarily Quickbooks) and tax planning issues.  She is also a Certified Financial Planner and assists clients in implementing retirement, estate and personal financial plans.

  • Member, American Institute of CPAs
  • Member, NYS Society of CPAs
  • Member, The Financial Planning Association
  • Education: B.S., Accounting and Computer Science, State University of New York at Fredonia, 1992