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 Satisfaction Survey

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

Our Net Promoter Score, which measures how likely a client is to refer us to a friend or associate, is 89 percent. The 2023 accounting industry average is 41 percent.

View our 2023 Client Satisfaction Survey Report to the Community.

of our clients say our service teams are courteous and professional

of our clients say our service teams ALWAYS follow up on problems to make sure they have been resolved, and are:
• Accessible
• Competent
• Knowledgeable about their business
• Responsive to their needs

of clients say we provide accurate reports and complete work on time


International Resources & Association

In 1976, Barnes Wendling CPAs was accepted as a member of the MGI Association, 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 almost 9,000 professionals to help you with any aspect of your business.

MGI Association is an association of independent accounting, legal and consulting firms. The MGI Association does not provide any services and its member firms are not an international partnership. Each member firm is a separate entity and none of the MGI Association, MGI Ltd., nor any member firm accepts responsibility for the activities, work, opinions or services of any other member firm. Visit for more information.

Mission + Core Values

Our mission is to build mutually profitable business relationships by providing outstanding client service.

The directors at Barnes Wendling CPAs developed our core values listed below, which have become the core beliefs that define and inspire our team members. We are a firm dedicated to our clients, our team members and our community.

Client Service Values – Professional, creative and exceeding client expectations

Team Values – Providing a positive environment that fosters a balanced and successful team

Community Values – Committed to bettering our communities

Jeffrey D. Neuman Jeffrey D. Neuman CPA, J.D. · Director and President
Angela Alexander Angela Alexander CPA, MSA · Director
Michael S. Essenmacher Michael S. Essenmacher CPA · Director
Larry D. Friedman Larry D. Friedman CPA, MT · Director
Laurie A. Gatten Laurie A. Gatten CPA, CFE · Director
Janine M. Iacobelli Janine M. Iacobelli CPA, CEPA · Director
Matthew D. Maker Matthew D. Maker CPA, MT · 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
Kathrine T. Gabel Kathrine T. Gabel CPA, CFE · Principal
Donald P. Hanck Donald P. Hanck CPA, ABV, CFF · Principal
Laure B. Javorsky Laure B. Javorsky CPA · Principal
Lena M. Parks Lena M. Parks CPA · Principal
Sondra L. Sofranko Sondra L. Sofranko CPA · Principal
Ryan N. Bidlack Ryan N. Bidlack · IT Principal
Ryan P. Arlia Ryan P. Arlia CPA · Senior Manager
Jordan A. Batch Jordan A. Batch CPA · Senior Manager
Stephen J. Cox Jr. Stephen J. Cox Jr. CPA · Senior Manager
Heather R. Cunningham Heather R. Cunningham CPA, MBA · Senior Manager
Mandi C. Raneri Mandi C. Raneri CPA, MT · Senior Manager
Zachary A. Weiss Zachary A. Weiss CPA · Senior Manager

Video Library

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Brise Model

EB Plan Audits

Focus Groups


Real Estate &
Construction Industry

Manufacturing &
Distribution Services


Job Openings / Internships

Barnes Wendling CPAs is a well-respected public accounting firm and 13-time winner of NorthCoast 99 and Top Workplace for 2022 and 2023 by and The Plain Dealer. 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, click here to view our current opportunities.

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