About Kelly, Sparber, White & Associates, LLC
Kelly, Sparber, White & Associates, LLC is a full-service certified public accounting firm located in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Our Firm has over 50 years of experience and success behind us, and offers a wide range of services to both businesses and individuals.
Ronald P. Kelly founded the Firm in 1962 primarily as a tax practice, and Edward Sparber joined the Firm in 1984. Maryann White came on board in 2001 and took over the ownership and management of the Firm in 2003. Ron and Ed have since retired, but their commitment to client service continues on.
Tax & Accounting Professionals
Maryann White-Helfferich, CPA/ABV – Partner
Maryann joined the firm in 2001 and became a member/partner in 2003. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown with a Bachelor of Arts in Business/Economics with a dual concentration in Accounting and Finance. She is a Certified Public Accountant and is Accredited in Business Valuation. Prior to joining the Firm, she worked for the "Big-Eight" accounting firm, Price Waterhouse, and also Clifton Gunderson LLP, the 11th largest public accounting firm in the country, where she specialized in business valuation.
Maryann received her CPA in 1991 and became accredited in business valuation in 2000. She is a member of the Institute of Business Appraisers, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants where she serves on the Relations with Colleges and Schools Committee.
Maryann specializes in the valuation of small, closely-held businesses for purposes of mergers/acquisitions, estate and gift taxes, succession planning, shareholder transactions, and divorce. She has qualified as an expert witness in Westmoreland, Indiana, Fayette, and Cambria counties. Maryann also specializes in taxes and business planning.
Maryann serves as treasurer for the Greater Latrobe / Laurel Valley Community Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Rotary Club of Latrobe and the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Accounting Alumni Advisory Board. She is also the founding President of the Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation, where she currently resides on the Board of Directors.
Maryann can be reached by email at email@example.com
Curt Colaianne, CPA
Curt joined the team in 2018. He graduated maga cum laude from Saint Vincent College with a Bachelor of Science with a dual focus in Accounting and Finance and a minor in Entrepreneurship. Prior to joining the team, he received public accounting experience working at both a large regional accounting firm, Schneider Downs, where he concentrated on auditing, and two local accounting firms where he focused on tax and business consulation.
Curt received his license as a Certified Public Accountant in 2014. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Curt has years of experience in financial services including individual and corporate tax preparation, tax planning, preparation of financial statements, compliance testing, supervision of accounts payable and receivable, and business consultation.
Curt can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jennifer Brewer – Payroll Specialist
Jennifer joined the firm as a payroll specialist in 1996. She graduated from Westmoreland County Community College with an Associate's degree in Secretarial Science and Office Management. She has over 20 years of payroll and accounting experience. In addition to providing payroll services, Jennifer also prepares individual income tax returns and performs the accounts payable function for many of our clients.
Jennifer is a member of the American Payroll Association.
Jennifer can be reached by email at email@example.com
Jason Burkey – Staff Accountant
Jason holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Pittsburgh. He has over 18 years of experience in financial services including individual income tax preparation, tax planning, audit representation, business tax reporting, and preparation of financial statements. Jason joined the Firm in 2008 and is working towards becoming an Enrolled Agent with the IRS.
Jason can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Autumn Adomaitis – Staff Accountant
Autumn graduated cum laude from Saint Vincent College, holding a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a minor in Entrepreneurship. She first joined the firm as an intern for the tax season of 2016 and became a full-time staff member later that year. In addition to tax preparation, Autumn performs a variety of accounting functions including preparation, reporting and analysis of financial statements, and supervision of accounts payable and receivable.
Autumn can be reached by email at email@example.com
Christine Weise – Staff Accountant
Chris graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration. She has been with the firm since early 2008 and has over 15 years of experience in small business management. Chris assists with business and individual tax compliance and reporting, accounting, budgeting, payroll, accounts payable and receivable, and preparation of monthly financial statements. Christine is a licensed Public Notary in the State of Pennsylvania.
Chris can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jackie Irvin – Office Manager
Jackie joined the Firm in 2014. In addition to her exceptional communication and organizational skills, she has over 19 years of experience in retail store management including customer service, human resources, staff management, cash management, payroll, and scheduling.
Jackie can be reached by email at email@example.com
To learn more, call us today at 724-539-4581 or contact us online any time to find out what sets us apart from your average accounting firm.
Message from the Owner
"Our Firm has a long-standing history of delivering top-notch tax, accounting, payroll, and business consulting services. Serving both businesses and individuals over many decades, our experienced and knowledgeable staff take pride in their work and in helping our clients achieve financial success. We truly care about every client we serve, and take a very customized and friendly approach to our services. With great staff and our ability to effectively serve a wide range of clients, I am truly honored and blessed to be a part of this Firm."