Steirman, Whitfield and Co. PC was founded when Joel Steirman, practicing as a sole owner since 1980 invited Jane Whitfield, an employee of several years to join him in partnership in 1985.
Initially the firm provided basic accounting, tax and auditing services. Since that time the firm has developed advanced expertise and experience in taxation and auditing. Also, the practice areas of peer review and information technology have been developed so that the firm can provide overall assistance for computerized systems to include software implementation and hardware design and installation.
The firm has not neglected its basic individual & business taxation and computerized bookkeeping. The firm uses the most current and innovative software and techniques to provide these services at a reasonable fee to all size businesses, from a sole owner to large corporate entities. The firm’s library for all areas of practice are extensive and equal to a regional or national firm’s resources due to the computerization of authoritative and research materials available through internet libraries.
As the auditing service grew the firm made a decision to restrict its audit practice to governmental and not for profit entities. This was done to assure the firm’s audit clients the highest level of service by concentrating on these areas.
Joel Steirman has been a CPA since 1978 and passed the exam during the first year of his employment in public accounting. Joel served as the first Chief Financial Officer of Calcasieu Parish School Board and created the process still used for budgeting, forty years later. He is a veteran with ten years active duty in the US Army and left the service with the rank of Captain, before entering public accounting. He is a member of the Orange Rotary Club and has 28 years of perfect attendance. Mr. Steirman has been a Peer Reviewer, under the AICPA’s National Peer Review Program since 1987. He served on the Texas Society of CPAs Peer Review Committee for nine years. He practices in the audit areas of government, state and local and not for profit entities. He is an experienced forensic accountant and is a certified information technology professional granted by the AICPA based experience and knowledge of current automated and electronic data based systems.
Jane has been a CPA since 1985 when she passed all four parts of the national exam the first time. She has developed an extensive background in individual and small business tax planning since that time. Jane has been very active in the Texas Society of CPAs, both at the state and local chapter. Her community and civic club activity includes Keep Texas Beautiful, the Riparian Business Women’s Club, and St. Mary School Foundation. A graduate of the Southeast Texas Leadership program and lecturer at Lamar College — Orange, TX.