Verna & Associates has been family-owned since its formation in 1993 under the name Verna’s Accounting and Tax Services. Built from the ground up by Robert J. & Paul Verna with their extensive accounting knowledge, the goal has always been to treat clients like family. Robert’s background in both small business ownership and accounting gave him a unique perspective on how to serve clients. When his son Paul joined the firm, he added his expertise in financial reporting and tax services. The father and son duo along with Timothy Battista and Kerry Revelas grew the firm together over the last three decades to become one of the largest in southern New Jersey, serving thousands of clients. Paul is proud to continue Robert’s legacy today, offering a personalized approach to tax and accounting services in the region.
Prior to joining Verna and Associates in 2005, Kerry was the owner of Revelas, Heward & Company, LLC. RH&CO, LLC was an accounting firm specializing in small and medium-sized businesses. Kerry purchased his firm in January 1998 and along with his staff provided professional accounting, taxation and business consulting services to a wide range of individual and business clientele. In November 2005, Kerry merged his firm into Verna and Associates, which allowed for more available resources with which to service his clients and develop his practice. Kerry has over thirty years of experience providing quality accounting services to small and mid-sized businesses through-out the Delaware Valley.
Throughout his career, Kerry has gained invaluable knowledge of a wide range of industries. He consistently uses this knowledge to give sound advice to all of his clients. The core services he provides include corporate, individual, and estate & trust income tax planning and preparation, financial reporting, and business start-up consulting. Kerry places a high value on customer service and enjoys all the relationships he has with all of his clients.
Kerry graduated from Rowan University with a bachelors’ degree in accounting. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New Jersey Society of Public Accountants. He also serves on the executive board of the Greater Woodbury Chamber of Commerce.
Paul began his career in 1989 with Bierbrunner & Verna. In 1993 Paul, along with his father, Robert J. Verna, began Verna’s Accounting & Tax Services. They specialized in small to medium-size companies with their list of services ranging from bookkeeping services to attestation services. In 1997, Paul became the sole owner of Verna’s Accounting & Tax Services. Throughout the next several years, Paul built the firm by implementing the two philosophies of his father: Charge a fair price and treat all your clients like family. It is through these two philosophies that Verna’s Accounting & Tax Services morphed into the firm it is today, Verna & Associates: a full service accounting firm that services over 2,500 businesses throughout the eastern seaboard.
Paul specializes in providing financial reporting and tax services, including audits, reviews, compilations, tax planning and consulting services primarily to middle-market companies, high-net-worth individuals and owner managed businesses in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, construction, wholesale, retail, investment and real estate.
Paul graduated from Saint Joseph’s University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Paul is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and New Jersey Society of Public Accountants. He is certified in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware and Florida..
Timothy began working for Verna’s Accounting and Tax Services in 1998. Throughout his career, Timothy has specialized in individual, corporate and small business accounting including bookkeeping, job costing, tax planning and preparation, budgeting, forecasting and financial reporting. Timothy takes a personal approach with his clients and strives on creating a plan that allows them to grow their business to attain their goals.
Timothy graduated from Rowan University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.
Robert J. Verna
Upon graduation from Upper Darby High School, Robert entered the U.S. Army serving with the 89th Infantry Division in the European Theater. Upon being discharged, Robert returned home and obtained a bachelor’s degree from Temple University in accounting. After graduation, Robert worked in the accounting field, but was drawn to the retail market.
Robert opened a local hardware store in Southwest Philadelphia, which he successfully operated for over twenty years. Robert returned to accounting in 1970, working as an accountant with Ball, Buckley and Bierbrunner, a local firm. In 1980, Robert and Hank Bierbrunner left the firm to form their own firm, Bierbrunner and Verna, in Thorofare, New Jersey.
In 1993, Robert and his son, Paul, formed their own firm, Verna’s Accounting and Tax Services, in Thorofare, New Jersey. In 1997, Paul succeeded Robert as Principal of Verna’s Accounting & Tax Services.
Sadly Robert passed in October 2016. However, his spirit and values live on in the strong family environment that he instilled at Verna & Associates.