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About Us

About Our Firm

O’Connell & Company is a continuation of Robert A. O’Connell & Co. which was founded by George R. O’Connell’s father during the 1930’s. Our objective is to provide quality accounting services to a broad spectrum of clients at reasonable fees. We pride ourselves on the personal service we bring to each and every client.

Over the last decade, O’Connell & Company has grown primarily through client referrals. Since 2015, O’Connell and Company has successfully acquired two accounting firms focused on providing tax and business services to individuals and closely held private companies.

O’Connell & Company provides quality accounting services to a wide spectrum of clients. Our expertise ranges from complex audits, reviews, and financial statement preparation to basic tax management and accounting services. Our commitment to service is why O’Connell & Company is a recognized leader in providing accounting services to a vast array of clients including:

  • Private Primary & Secondary Educational Institutions
  • Closely-held Private Companies
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Individual, Partnership, and Corporate Tax Returns
  • Religious Organizations
  • Social Service Organizations
  • Health and Wellness Organizations
  • Business Associations

 

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 is the reason our client base returns year after year and is our main source of referrals for new clients.

Our Mission

We believe the quality of accounting service emanates from the people who actually perform the service. At O’Connell & Company, each client and each engagement is treated individually and must be regarded as important to the overall success of the firm. We strive to be a trusted resource for our clients, helping them achieve their goals.

Providing quality services to our clients requires that all personnel must be proficient in general accounting skills, information technology, and have knowledge of the client's industry and any specialized accounting required. Providing quality professional accounting services also requires that the person providing the services have solid interpersonal skills along with a broad business background. This enables them to assist clients by being a resource for business planning and decision making, for developing sound and practical accounting and reporting systems and controls.

Our Members

GEORGE R. O'CONNELL

George R. O'Connell, CPA is our Senior Director and President. Following his graduation from the then Saint Joseph's College, George began his career in 1964 with Robert A. O'Connell and Company. During his career he has served hundreds of clients in a variety of industries, including banking, retail sales, wholesalers, construction, manufacturing, hospitals, private schools, foundations, colleges, religious orders, and many more. He founded O'Connell & Company in 1985 as a continuation of Robert A. O’Connell and Company.

George’s hobby is coaching. He has coached baseball, basketball, and soccer. For over thirty years he has been the head coach of the Immaculate Conception Parish CYO cross country and track and field teams.

George serves as a board /committee member and director for a number of nonprofits, including, the Audit Committee for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and Coordinator for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia CYO Track and Field Program.

 

ROBERT J. McNAMEE, III

Robert McNamee, CPA graduated from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in May, 2001 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting with a minor in Finance. Bob began working for O’Connell and Company in July, 2001 and was quickly promoted to senior accountant. Bob obtained his CPA license in 2007, and in August, 2009, Bob was promoted to director.

Bob has years of public accounting experience working on audits, reviews and consulting engagements for nonprofit organizations including colleges and universities, private high schools and grade schools, religious orders, and social service organizations.

Bob is the Treasurer for local nonprofit, Citizens and Police Together, and is a commissioner for Abington Roychester Baseball Association. Bob enjoys coaching youth sports, and has spent the past ten years coaching youth baseball and basketball in his community.

 

DENISE M. SELGRATH

Denise Selgrath, CPA graduated from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in May 2003 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting. She began working for O’Connell and Company in May, 2003, after having completed an internship in the summer of 2002. Denise obtained her CPA license during 2009. Effective January 1, 2012, she was promoted to director.

Denise's client base and service history include audits, reviews and consulting engagements for both for profit and nonprofit organizations; including private high schools and grade schools, religious orders, social service organizations, and construction businesses. She also has extensive experience in personal, corporate, and nonprofit tax filings.

 

TERENCE M. O'CONNELL

Terence O'Connell, CPA first worked for O'Connell & Company as a intern in the summer of 2001. Terence attended Saint Joseph's University, obtaining a bachelor's degree in Accounting with a minor in Philosophy in May, 2004. Following graduation, Terence worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Terence began his career with O'Connell & Company in November 2005.

Terence specializes in audits, reviews and compilations for private academies and high schools, small, closely held corporations and partnerships, religious institutions, and health and welfare nonprofits.

Terence is an avid track and field fan, having run at Saint Joseph's University and Bishop McDevitt High School. He serves as the Starter and Committee Member for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Cross Country Program, a volunteer coach for the Immaculate Conception & Corpus Christi Parish CYO Cross Country and Track and Field Programs, and administers the website for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Cross Country and Track and Field programs.

 

 

Our Directors

DOUGLAS BUCHANAN

Douglas Buchanan, CPA graduated from Temple University in May, 1973. Doug began his career at Alexander Grant & Co. (Now Grant Thornton). A CPA for over 40 years, Doug’s career has spanned private and public accounting, including experience as a Controller for a Liquor distiller, bottler, and importer; an Orthopedic implant manufacturer; and a law firm. For the last twenty-four years, Doug worked with Norman Cohen at the firm that became Cohen & Buchanan, providing tax and assurance services to a wide range of individuals and privately held partnerships and corporations.

Doug joined O’Connell & Company in January, 2017 following the merger with Cohen & Buchanan.

 

MICHAEL GLEMSER

Michael Glemser, CPA graduated from Philadelphia University in May, 1995 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting. Michael has over twenty years of public accounting experience, which includes audits, reviews and consulting engagements for privately held partnerships and corporations, nonprofit organizations; including social service organizations and religious institutions. Michael has extensive experience in preparation of individual, corporate, partnership, estate and trust, and nonprofit tax filings.

Michael joined O’Connell & Company in January, 2015 following the merger of his firm, Glemser & Holmes.

 

 

Our Tax & Auditing Manager

STEPHANIE KLUG

Stephanie Klug, CPA graduated from LaSalle University in May, 2007. Stephanie spent two and half years working in the tax department at PricewaterhouseCoopers before becoming a member of the O’Connell and Company staff. Stephanie has extensive experience in personal and corporate tax returns for small closely held businesses and partnerships as well as audits, reviews and consulting engagements for not-for-profit organizations including religious orders, private high schools and grade schools, social service organizations.