Stambaugh Ness Adds Five New Principals

Stambaugh Ness CPAs / Business & Technology Advisors of York, Pa., has admitted Kelly Chambers, James Gante, Krista Gardner, Jennifer Nelson and Steve Snyder to the firm’s leadership as principals.

Chambers will focus on the Small Business Practice at SN. She has more than 21 years of public accounting experience providing accounting, tax and consulting services to individuals and small businesses in a variety of industries.

Gante will oversee an experienced team of professionals providing Outsourced Business Services including outsourced accounting, human resource and payroll advisory and CFO services. His background also includes experience as a controller and as a business owner. He joined Stambaugh Ness in 1998 when he merged his small business accounting practice with the firm.

Gardner will direct the Governmental and Not-for-Profit Practice. She has deep experience in fund accounting, as well as GASB 34 financial statements, Yellow Book audits and audits under OMB Circular A-133 (Single Audit).

Nelson will lead the Tax Practice of SN. She specializes in federal, state, and international taxation of corporations, and partnerships, as well as individual taxation. Additionally, she provides tax research, consultation, and compliance in the areas of accounting methods, international tax, multi-state taxation, tax credits, and overall strategic tax planning and advisory services.

Snyder will provide leadership to SN’s Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) Practice. Snyder has more than 16 years of experience helping AEC clients to meet compliance requirements, uncover opportunities to improve internal processes, and to maximize their profitability. He will also help support the firm’s ERISA practice.

“The appointment of these five incredibly talented individuals as principals strategically aligns with our firm’s growth plan and strengthens our leadership team,” said SN President and CEO Steven Hake. “We are exuberant with our expanding leadership team, as they have achieved a well-deserved career milestone. Going forward, this will enable us to collectively − and more effectively – focus our new principals’ strengths to benefit our clients.”