Marsha KletzliPresident & Founder
A practicing accountant for 25 years and founding partner in Kniss Kletzli & Associates, P.C., Marsha is responsible for the day to day operations of the firm including supervision, training and scheduling of the professional and administrative staff. In addition to these active management duties, Marsha is also head of the Quality Control Review Department and is instrumental in the development of the firm’s quality control documents that provide guidance for the delivery of technical services. In recognition of her experience in this area, she was recently named to Chair the Technical Issue Committee of CPASNET, a national association of accounting firms.

Prior to establishing Kniss Kletzli & Associates, P.C., Marsha served with local and regional accounting firms providing an array of accounting, tax and computer services to a diversified clientele. Before her career in public accounting, Marsha was Chief Executive Officer of Campbell Enterprises, an entrepreneurial real estate and contracting organization. Her background in understanding the needs of the business owner coupled with her keen accounting and tax acumen provides clients with a unique and much sought out prospective.

Marsha has worked closely with entrepreneurs in the formative stages of their business’ development by securing financing, establishing fundamental accounting systems and providing guidance in the automation of their organizations. She has been instrumental not only in the hardware and software selection of many of the region’s growing businesses, but in the training of their staff as well.

Marsha received her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Robert Morris College and an Associate’s Degree from Beaver County Community College in Information Sciences. Marsha is a member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants.

Tom KnissCEO
A practicing accountant for over three decades, Tom is the founding partner of Kniss Kletzli & Associates, P.C. Prior to establishing his own practice, Tom served as a partner in one of the largest regional accounting firms in the State of Pennsylvania as well as with as international accounting firm.

During his tenure with these organizations, Tom worked with private, nonprofit and public companies. His consulting experience includes commercial, industrial and financial entities. Tom’s clients can be found throughout the Ohio Valley and he is a much sought after expert in the real estate community.

Utilizing his diversified background, Tom’s major experience has been providing his clients with hands on assistance to identify and achieve their business goals. His background in operating a local land development company has provided him with the business acumen his clients have come to rely on.

Tom is Treasurer of Londonbury Homes, Inc., a custom home building company, where he is responsible for all accounting, income tax, financial and treasury services.

Tom is a former Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors of the Sweetwater Arts Center of Sewickley, Pennsylvania. He has also served on the Board of Directors and Finance Committee of the YMCA Western Area. A former Treasurer of the Rotary Club, Parkway West Chapter, Tom devotes much of his current duties to serving on the Board of Directors of CPASNET, a national association of CPA firms.

A graduate of St. Vincent’s College, Tom received his Bachelor’s Degree with highest honors in Accounting and is a member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants.

 

Our Valuable Team Members

Carla ShriverStaff Accountant
Carla joined Kniss Kletzli & Associates, P.C. in March, 2004 as a Staff Accountant. Carla previously worked in public accounting from 1982 through 1999, specializing in expatriate and foreign national taxation. Prior to joining Kniss Kletzli & Associates, P.C., she worked for a nonprofit organization.  Carla resides in Moon Township with her husband, and their 2 daughters.  Email Carla at carlasshriver@aol.com
Marlene DePalmaOffice Administrator
Marlene joined Kniss Kletzli & Associates, P.C. in January, 2006 as our Office Administrator.  Prior to joining us, Marlene managed a sales engineering firm. She has many years of administrative, customer service, sales, real estate and marketing experience.  Marlene resides in Nottingham Township.  Email Marlene at kkamarlene@aol.com
Andy DunganStaff Accountant