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Not All CPA’s Are Alike…

Get to Know Stephen P. Gunby & Associates, CPA

Stephen P. Gunby & Associates, CPA's focus is on small- and medium-sized businesses, their owners, and individuals who need their personal tax returns professionally prepared. The tag line “Not All CPAs are Alike” is a statement we take seriously. We are always available to return phone calls, answer emails, or discuss financial issues with our clients. We focus on being proactive in helping our clients achieve their goals and saving them money by paying the lowest amount of tax allowed by law. We strive to exceed expectations and to make our client's accounting and tax preparation simple. Put your trust in a local, family-owned business that is associated with AICPA, NJSCPA, and is a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor.

Stephen P. Gunby, CPA

Stephen is the President of Stephen P. Gunby & Associates, CPA's. Stephen earned his Bachelor's degree in Accounting from the State University of New York in 1985 and attained his CPA designation with the State of New Jersey in 1988. Stephen specializes in providing business advisory and tax planning advice to small and medium-sized businesses as well as to individuals.

Before founding the firm, Stephen worked for a large regional CPA firm for eleven years, before leaving to become a Controller in private industry. Having spent 1 year managing the financial affairs of a leading electronic retailer followed by over 4 years providing similar guidance to a direct mail company, Stephen left private industry in 2001 to start his own public accounting firm. Currently, the firm employs five full-time and three part-time people and services clients in 26 different states.

Stephen is an active community member in Wayne, NJ where he resides with his wife and daughter and serves in various civic organizations and is an active member of the finance council of his Parish. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New Jersey State Society of CPA's, and holds Series 6, Series 63, and Series 65 securities licenses as well as mortgage, life, and health insurance licenses.

Lorraine Gunby, Accountant

Lorraine is an accredited accountant and also serves as the firm’s office manager. Lorraine earned her Bachelor's degree from William Paterson University in 1988. Lorraine specializes in servicing small business clients and providing expert QuickBooks advice and problem resolution.

Before coming to work for the firm, Lorraine worked for a large regional CPA firm as a Supervisor for four years after college, before leaving to enter private industry as a Controller in 1993. Lorraine spent twelve years at a privately owned company where she eventually became Vice President of Operations. The company was sold in 2005 and, after remaining to help the new ownership team transition the business, Lorraine left the company to join the firm in January 2006. She has been an invaluable asset in servicing our small business clients and helping steer the growth of the firm.

Jeffrey Kleinschmidt, CPA (Manager)

Jeff is a Certified Public Accountants in the State of New Jersey. Jeff earned his Bachelor's degree in Accounting from the Rutgers University, School of Management, in 1996 and attained his CPA designation with the State of New Jersey in 2001.

Before joining the firm, Jeff worked for a number of regional and national accounting firms as well as private companies across several industries. He enjoys working with small business clients and building relationships with them and is also proficient in small business accounting and serves as a QuickBooks consultant to various clients.

When not at work, Jeff enjoys spending time with his family, volunteering, and sports.

Evan Cohen, Accountant (Supervisor)

Evan is an accredited Accountant and Certified Estate Planner. Evan earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of New Mexico, where he grew up and first practiced accounting in the audit department at a major, international public accounting firm. Evan later moved to California where he had his own accounting firm servicing various small business clients over a myriad of industries as well as supplying tax preparation and tax planning services to individual tax clients. 

In 2013, Evan became a happy transplant to the New York and New Jersey area and later joined the Stephen P. Gunby & Associates, CPA's accounting team in 2016. Evan works with small business clients and is proficient in small business accounting and serves as a QuickBooks consultant to various clients. 

Barbara Corsale, Bookkeeper

Barbara came to the firm in October 2004 and provides bookkeeping assistance to many of our small business clients as well as performing general office and administrative duties. Previously, Barbara spent thirteen years with a privately held small business providing accounts payable and accounts receivable coordination as well as serving as the Office Manager. Barbara is a true asset to the firm and her friendly outgoing demeanor, are enjoyed by our clients and friends alike.
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