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About Us

About Our Firm

For years, Haines & Company has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Our expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and financial planning.

Haines & Company is one of the leading firms in and throughout the area. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. Haines & Company is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of the area's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around the area. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Haines & Company receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

Bruce A. Gould, CPA

President

bruce@haines-cpas.com 814-723-7741 ext. 2000 Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Certified Public Accountant

Bruce A. Gould is a Certified Public Accountant and the President of Haines & Company. Bruce joined the firm in 2007 after graduating with his Bachelors degree from Penn State Behrend. He became an owner of the firm in 2015.

In his current role, he specializes in preparation of tax returns and consultation for businesses and individuals. He also oversees the audit and attestation engagements of the firm.

When Bruce is not working in the office, you can find him spending time on his farm or watching sports.

Erika J. Ludy, CPA

Vice President

Erika@Haines-CPAS.com 814-723-7741 ext. 2005 Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Certified Public Accountant

Erika J. Ludy is the Vice President of Haines & Company and joined the firm in 2015. She graduated from Penn State Behrend in 2012 with Bachelor degrees in Accounting and Finance. She became a Certified Public Accountant in 2014.

In her current role, she manages the Audit Department and specializes in not-for-profit and local government accounting.

When not in the office, Erika spends time with her family, husband Adam and son Leo.

Kathryn (Kate) L. Barsody

Administrative Assistant

Kate@Haines-CPAS.com 814-723-7741 ext. 2003

Kate Barsody is the Administrative Assistant at Haines & Company. She joined the firm in 2016 and has an Associate Degree in Accounting and Master Certificate in Government Contract Management.

Kate has spent most of her working career in the manufacturing environment, mainly in cost accounting but decided to try her hand at something new and now spends most of her day with both tax and audit departments to ensure smooth operation of client management.

When Kate is not at work, you can find her spending time with her husband, Leonard fishing, detailing cars, gardening or anything else outside.

Christina M. O-Brien, CPA

Tax Manager

Chris@Haines-CPAS.com 814-723-7741 ext. 2004

Zachary W. Britton, CPA

Senior Auditor

Zach@Haines-CPAS.com 814-362-1795 Lycoming College
Certified Public Accountant

Zachary is a Senior Auditor at Haines & Company. He joined the firm in 2017 after graduating with his Bachelors degree from Lycoming College. He became a Certified Public Accountant in 2020.

In his current role, he specializes in audits of not-for-profits and local governments.

When Zachary is not working in the office, you can find him riding motorcycles and playing with his dogs.

Ginny R. Pangborn

Staff Accountant

Ginny@Haines-CPAS.com 814-723-7741 ext. 2001

Ginny Pangborn is a Staff Accountant at Haines & Company.

Ginny joined Haines & Company in 2015 and has an Associate degree in Accounting. Ginny is a Certified ProAdvisor for QuickBooks Desktop and an Advanced Certified ProAdvisor for QuickBooks Online.

In her current role, she manages the bookkeeping and payroll departments.

When Ginny is not working in the office, you can find her spending time with her family, gardening with her husband, Lance, or reading.

Susan N. Williams

Bookkeeper

Sue@Haines-CPAS.com 814-723-7741 ext. 2002 Jamestown Business College

Sue Williams is a bookkeeper at Haines & Company. Sue joined the firm in 2019 after graduating with her Associates degree from Jamestown Business College.

In her current role, she specializes in bookkeeping and payroll.

When Sue is not working in the office, you can find her doing house renovations or sewing.

Clarice M. Pierson

Staff Accountant

Clarice@haines-cpas.com 814-723-7741 ext. 2007

Clarice Pierson is a Staff Accountant at Haines & Company. She joined the firm in 2021 after graduating with her Bachelors degree from Clarion University.

In her current role, she specializes in tax preparation of non-profit and individual returns.

When Clarice is not working in the office, you can find her spending time with her family, friends, and dogs.

Raymond A. Haines

Former Managing Partner

RAH@Haines-CPAS.com 814-723-7741 ext. 2003