redcrosspicJPGI would like to introduce myself. I am a Greenwood farm girl who spent my youth milking cows (by hand) and pouring feed into chicken feeders (2 ton a day). And I can’t begin to tell you how many bales of hay I tossed on wagons, or was delegated to being the knotter for the baler. Dad fixed that darn baler the year I went to college. I left the farm to attend SUNY at Albany School of Business in 1972. And for those of you who do want to date me, — I was 16 at the time. It sure is hard to imagine I have been preparing tax returns for over 30 years.

In 1976 I returned to Greenwood with a Public Accounting Degree. I took over my Aunt Rita Scribner’s farm tax practice, and for many years, specialized in Farm Tax Returns. I had an office in Hornell on Main Street for several years in the 1980’s. I decided to leave public accounting and work in industry. For several years, I worked at Telecourier, Inc. as their controller, Spruce Glen Equipment, Rockwell Museum of Western Art, Community Integration, Inc. – among others and raised my children through the high school years.

But the call of doing tax returns continued and I went back to work in Public Accounting for David Snyderwine, CPA. I started in Quickbooks at Snyderwines. Quickbooks was still very new, and we started with version 4 in 1996. There have been 15 more versions added since then.

I had agreed to one tax season with David Snyderwine, CPA in Bath, NY. And was still there four years later. When my husband Paul took ill in 2002, I began to work from home preparing tax returns. Last year I hired 1 Full Time Accountant and 3 Part Time Assistants.

On January 1, 2010, we incorporated as Penn York Accounting & Tax Services, Inc. We put the Penn York Tax office in Knoxville, PA under the Corporate name. This past year we accomplished over 1,600 tax returns. A good number of the businesses we serve use Quickbooks, and we personally use the Quickbooks Online for our Corporate Books, and Quickbooks 2010 for our in house clients and payroll.