Since 1946

At Barnes Wendling CPAs, we are driven by our client service objective of building and maintaining your net worth. Whether you’re a multi-business owner or a high net worth individual, we offer you valuable insights, resources, and advice to make smart financial decisions to grow your personal wealth.


Our Approach

Whether we’re providing assurance and tax services or technology consulting and business valuations, we offer clients a comprehensive and disciplined approach to services with our BRISE Model. With this model, we help clients grow and maintain their net worth.

Industry Focus Areas

We offer specialized expertise in a wide range of industries, including construction, real estate, manufacturing and distribution, service enterprises, and non-profits. Our team strives to stay up to date with trends and regulations affecting each industry.

Client Service Experience

To better serve our clients, provide the highest quality service, and deliver positive results, we conduct a yearly client satisfaction survey to evaluate our overall performance.

Our 2019-2020 Client Satisfaction Survey results showed the following

of clients would refer Barnes Wendling CPAs to a friend or associate

of clients are very or extremely satisfied with Barnes Wendling CPAs

of clients say we always follow-up and provide a resolution


International Resources & Association

In 1976, Barnes Wendling CPAs was accepted as a member of the CPA Associates International, a collation of high-quality independent accounting and consulting firms located in major economic hubs around the world. Our shared network gives us access to the combined talents of over 7,000 professionals and the expertise of 158 member firms to help you with any aspect of your business.

Our Mission + Values

Our team of accounting and tax professionals is dedicated to one goal: building and maintaining our clients’ net worth.

Exceed client expectations by offering professional, creative service

Provide a positive employment environment that fosters a productive and fulfilled team

Improve our communities through volunteer service opportunities

Jeffrey D. Neuman Jeffrey D. Neuman CPA, J.D. · Director and President
Michael S. Essenmacher Michael S. Essenmacher CPA, CEPA · Director
Larry D. Friedman Larry D. Friedman CPA, MT · Director
Laurie A. Gatten Laurie A. Gatten CPA, CFE, CEPA · Director
Janine M. Iacobelli Janine M. Iacobelli CPA, CEPA · Director
Matthew D. Maker Matthew D. Maker CPA, MT, CEPA · Director
Timothy D. Mayles Timothy D. Mayles CPA, CFF, CFE · Director
Michael Pappas Michael Pappas CPA, CEPA · Director
Steven J. Piatak Steven J. Piatak CPA, ABV, CFF · Director
Rosemary Rehner Rosemary Rehner CPA, CEPA · Director
Jeffrey L. Schmittgen Jeffrey L. Schmittgen CPA · Director
Floyd A. Trouten III Floyd A. Trouten III CPA · Director
Robert G. Zunich Robert G. Zunich CPA, ABV · Director
Donald F. Zwilling Donald F. Zwilling CPA, ABV · Director
Angela Alexander Angela Alexander CPA, MSA · Principal
John R. Funk John R. Funk CPA · Principal
Donald P. Hanck Donald P. Hanck CPA, ABV, CFF · Principal
Kimberly A. Scott Kimberly A. Scott CPA · Principal
Sondra L. Sofranko Sondra L. Sofranko CPA · Principal
Ryan N. Bidlack Ryan N. Bidlack · IT Senior Manager
Ryan P. Arlia Ryan P. Arlia CPA · Senior Manager
Stephen J. Cox Jr. Stephen J. Cox Jr. CPA · Senior Manager
Heather R. Cunningham Heather R. Cunningham CPA, MBA · Senior Manager
Lena M. Parks Lena M. Parks CPA · Senior Manager
Mandi C. Raneri Mandi C. Raneri CPA, MT · Senior Manager
Michael D. Shepherd Michael D. Shepherd CVA · Manager

Video Library

Firm Overview


Brise Model

EB Plan Audits

Focus Groups


Real Estate &
Construction Industry

Manufacturing &
Distribution Services


Job Openings / Internships

Barnes Wendling CPAs is an 11-time winner of the NorthCoast 99 as one of the best workplaces for top talent in Northeast Ohio. We attract top talent because we offer careers focused on growth in a supportive, collaborative environment.

We take care of our team members by providing a competitive salary, bonus program, paid parking, health benefits, vacation, PTO, 401k, and summer hours. If you’re looking for a fulfilling career, apply to one of our open positions.

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