Parks & Company

 

Parks & Company is a full-service local Certified Public Accounting firm serving the accounting, tax and planning needs of Central Pennsylvania since 1978. The firm is a member of the American Institutes of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) and the Pennsylvania Society of Public Accountants (PSPA). Parks & Company specializes in individual and small to medium size business accounting, income tax preparation and planning. The firm also assists its clients with payroll, bookkeeping, computer consultation and representation before taxing authorities.

Parks & Company is also associated with WealthQuest LTD, a registered investment advisory firm. WealthQuest LTD is a fee only financial planning practice specializing in personal investments, 401(k) plans, SEP, estate and financial planning advice. WealthQuest LTD’s contact information can be found here. This mutual association provides for all your accounting, tax and financial planning needs.

Parks & Company can be reached at (717) 838-2387. Please call to set-up an appointment for your accounting, tax and financial planning needs.

Robert Parks, CPA, CFP

Robert Parks, CPA, CFP

Managing Partner, Robert K. Parks  grew up in Palmyra, and has worked at Parks & Company for over 30 years. “I have been a CPA since 1988, and really enjoy working with our clients on two of the most complicated areas of their financial lives, taxes and investments.”

After graduating from Drexel University in 1983, I was really interested in the many aspects of taxation. After working as an intern in the tax and insurance department at Main Hurdman (after later mergers the firm became KPMG) in Harrisburg, I started working with a small local firm in my hometown. We have now grown Parks & Company into a three partner firm that specializes in individual, corporate, partnership, non-profit, and estate taxation. We were even listed in the top 10 on the Central Pennsylvania Business Journal’s list of tax preparation firms in the area for 2015.

After I obtained my Certified Financial Planning credentials in 1998, I began to see a real need for a financial planning firm to assist our clients in 401(k), 403(b), and other retirement planning needs. I did not want to be just another financial brokerage house selling mutual funds on commission, so we stayed the course and have maintained our distinction as a fee-only financial planning firm. We have expanded our scope over the years to assist many clients that are not associated with our tax and accounting services.

Bob still lives in Palmyra with his lovely wife Janet. They also have two children, Alicia and Christopher.

Email: bobp@parksandco.com

Daryl Webber, CPA, MST

Daryl Webber, CPA, MST

Daryl Webber is a partner. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Professional Accountancy. He is also a graduate of Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science with a Master’s degree in Taxation. Additionally, he is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants since 1993.

Daryl has been with Parks & Company full-time since February of 1990 and a partner since 2001. His specialty is in individual and small business taxation and consulting, tax planning and estate planning & taxation.

Daryl was born and raised in Palmyra. He has a daughter, son, grandson, and granddaughter.

Email: darylw@parksandco.com

Sandra Soderstedt, CPA, MBA

Sandra Soderstedt, CPA, MBA

Sandra I. Soderstedt has been with Parks & Company since 1994 and a partner since 2001. She is a graduate of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (B.S.B.A.), and a graduate of York College of Pennsylvania (MBA). She is also a Member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants since 1991. She has been a professional advisor for Quickbooks since 2000 as well.

Sandra specializes in tax preparation for partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies. She prepares and overviews all financial statements, including compilations, reviews, forecasts and valuations. Sandra is a QuickBooks professional advisor who can set-up and help maintain your software. Sandy makes her home in Palmyra with her husband and two sons.

Email: sandyr@parksandco.com

David Beidler, EA

David Beidler, EA

David S. Beidler is an accountant specializing in individual, non-profit, and gift tax returns. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Clemson University in 1996, and has been working at Parks & Company since December of 1996.

David has also gained a vast range of knowledge in many different areas of tax and accounting including payroll, small business setup, and tax planning for the future.

David was born and raised in Palmyra, and currently resides in Campbelltown with his wife and three children.

Email: davidb@parksandco.com

Brent A. Hoffman, CPA

Brent A. Hoffman, CPA

Brent A. Hoffman has been with Parks & Company since February of 2003. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Lebanon Valley College in May of 2003. Brent is a member of both the AICPA and PICPA. Since joining Parks & Company, he has prepared numerous individual and corporate tax returns. He also prepares financial statements, including compilations and reviews. Other areas of knowledge include payroll, tax planning, and business setups and dissolutions.

Brent is originally from Myerstown, PA. He currently resides in Palmyra, PA with his beautiful wife, Amy, and their amazing daughter JuneBug.

Email: brenth@parksandco.com

Kelly McFeaters, EA

Kelly McFeaters, EA

Kelly S. McFeaters is an accountant specializing in individual income taxes, as well as payroll, tax planning and QuickBooks. She received her Associates in Specialized Business Degree in Computerized Accounting Management from Consolidated School of Business in 1999. She went on to work as an accountant for a firm in Harrisburg before taking a few years off to raise her family. She has been employed by Park & Company since 2009. Kelly, along with two of her colleagues passed their Enrolled Agent exam during the fall of 2019. These credentials are recognized at the federal level and licensed by the IRS.

Kelly was raised in North Annville and currently resides in East Hanover Township with her husband, Steve, and their three children, 2 dogs, and ever growing herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats.  Kelly can often be found cheering on her children’s sports teams!

Email: kellym@parksandco.com

Miranda Hollinger, EA

Miranda Hollinger, EA

Miranda L. Hollinger has been employed by Parks & Company since January 2018. She received her Bachelors of Science in Accounting from Lebanon Valley College in May 2018. She specializes in individual income tax returns, but has knowledge in other areas of accounting as well including bookkeeping, payroll, and 1099 filing. Miranda, along with two of her colleagues passed their Enrolled Agent exam during the fall of 2019. These credentials are recognized at the federal level and licensed by the IRS.

Miranda is originally from Manheim, PA and currently resides in Lebanon, PA. 

Email: mirandah@parksandco.com

Jeanette Johnson

Jeanette Johnson

Jeanette Johnson is the Office Manager for Parks & Company. Her responsibilities encompass many aspects of our business including billing, scheduling, and customer service. Her organization skills keeps our team running smoothly. Jeanette takes pride in making sure that each one of our clients are taken care of in a courteous and professional manner.

Email: jeanettej@parksandco.com

Services

INDIVIDUAL TAX PREPARATION & PLANNING

INDIVIDUAL TAX PREPARATION & PLANNING

Are you taking advantage of ways to maximize your tax benefits? Are you paying more than necessary in personal income taxes? Let us help you simplify the tax process.

ACCOUNTING SERVICES

ACCOUNTING SERVICES

Our staff includes highly skilled accounting specialists who provide training to help you better understand and use your accounting systems.

BUSINESS TAX PREPARATION & PLANNING

BUSINESS TAX PREPARATION & PLANNING

Make intelligent decisions for the future. If you are thinking of selling your business, acquiring a new company, developing a new entity, or merging with another, Parks & Company will be a savvy financial and business advisor.

INVESTMENT ADVICE

INVESTMENT ADVICE

Improve your business structure and fiscal management. To keep your business at a financial advantage you need ACCURATE accounting information. Parks & Company can be your partner for providing the tools you need.

SPECIALIZED BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE

SPECIALIZED BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE

Experience is more than understanding accounting, tax and financial law. It also means understanding your particular type of business. If you are looking for an accounting firm that already knows and understands your business, look at Parks & Company.

RELY ON US FOR

RELY ON US FOR

Year end tax planning, accurate preparation and timely filing, maximizing benefits from gifts, donations, trusts, notification of changes in tax codes and laws, new opportunities that apply to your business, management of financial records and reporting on a month, quarterly, and annual basis, and multi-state tax preparation and filing.

Clients Testimonial

We really enjoy working with Parks & Company.  Their overall guidance in opening a new business and structuring has been extremely helpful in getting us started on the right path.  They take the time to explain both the personal and business aspects of tax planning, strategy and everything in between.  We think of Parks & Company as part of our team and look forward to our continued growing relationship.

Brad & Emmily Longenecker – Team Longenecker

Brad & Emmily Longenecker – Team Longenecker

I had three other accountants until I found Parks & Company. Believe me, accountants are not created equal. I refer everyone to Parks & Company without hesitation. I was referred to Parks & Company by a well respected doctor in the area who told me that behind every successful business man is a great accountant.

Joseph Gallo – ReMax, Hershey

I’ve had the opportunity to maintain a working relationship with Parks & Company for over seven years.

In all my interactions with their business clients I’ve never heard a negative remark! Their clients like their personal approach and availability and the fact that they are not treated as just another tax return. Bob, Sandy, Daryl, and the rest of their staff go out of their way to accommodate their clients’ needs no matter how big or small.

I have great confidence in Parks & Company and recommend their services. I have in the past and will continue to do so in the future

Jim Lingle – PAYCHEX

Useful Links and Information

 

Hours:

  • Monday: 9:00-4:00
  • Tuesday: 9:00-4:00
  • Wednesday: 9:00-4:00
  • Thursday: 9:00-4:00
  • Friday: 9:00-4:00
  • Saturday: CLOSED
  • Sunday: CLOSED

Contact Info

  • 717.838.2387 Fax: 717.838.9389
  • jeanettej@parksandco.com
  • parksandco.com
  • 815 E Arch St, Palmyra, PA 17078