Kitay, Lawrence, Rauker & Associates, LLC was formed on November 1, 2003 through the combination of Kitay & Associates, LLC and Lawrence & Associates.  Therefore, our combined history is short, however, each individual firm has a history of client service that exceeds 25 years.
Our firm consists of a team of 11 highly skilled individuals dedicated to the principles of integrity, accountability, and client service.  Our commitment to continuing professional education and use of cutting edge computer technology enables us to develop an efficient strategy for our clients.
See for yourself.  We invite you to review the qualifications of our partners and associates by clicking on the names listed below.
  
Rich Kitay - CPA
Ernie Lawrence - CPA
Chuck Rauker - CPA
Bev Lauric - CPA
Jim Lawrence - CPA
John Scabilloni - CPA
Kathy Judge - Administrative Staff
Betty Lawrence - Administrative Staff
  

 

 

Richard J.  Kitay

 

Direct Dial: (412)372-5400
Ext.205

Fax (412) 372-8924

rkitay@klracpa.com

 

 

Rich is a partner and founding member of the firm and has over thirty five years experience servicing medium and small businesses. He was born and has lived his entire life in the Pittsburgh area, graduating from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.

After fulfilling his U. S. Army Reserve active duty requirement, Rich began his career with Bachrach, Sanderbeck & Co. which merged with Touche Ross & Co. (now Deloitte). Rich was manager of Toucheís small business department, where he gained expertise in a number of industries including automobile dealerships and furniture and decorating firms. After ten years with Touche, Rich became a partner in a local firm and in 1986 he started his own practice in the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh

Rich has been a very active member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants both locally and at the state level. As a member of the Pittsburgh Chapter, he helped establish the chapterís annual Practitioners Conference. He was a founding member of the newest PICPA chapter, the Southwestern Chapter and served as itís first President. He also helped establish an annual Southwestern Chapter Practitioners Conference. At the state level, Rich has served as a member at large of PICPA council, a member of the PICPA Ethics Committee, PICPA treasurer and a five year term as a PICPA Scholarship Fund Trustee.

Rich and his wife, Ellen, live in Churchill and have two adult daughters. Richís hobbies include golf, reading and spending lots of time with his five grandsons.

 

   

Ernest H. Lawrence

 

Direct Dial: (412) 372-5400 Ext.204

Fax (412) 372-8924

ernielawrence@klracpa.com

 

 

 

Ernie is a partner and a founding member of the firm. His experience includes advising businesses and working with clients in all areas of taxation. He specializes in the service (medical and legal), retail, wholesale and manufacturing industries. He assists clients in areas such as: tax compliance (individual, corporate, partnership and trust); tax planning; IRS, state and local audits; retirement and estate planning; new business start up; business acquisition and disposition; financing; planning for and completing generational transfers of businesses; as well as the day-to-day operation of a business. 

Ernie began his career with Bachrach, Sanderbeck & Co., then a large regional firm in the Pittsburgh area. He joined a small firm for several years gaining additional experience handling small business and tax clients. In 1972 he started his own successful firm in the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh which continued until his merger into the present firm in 2003.

Ernie is a graduate of Point Park College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree and a major in Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice in Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and has been active in the Southwestern Chapter since its inception in 1992. He has served on various committees and as president of the chapter. He has also served on the Board of Forbes Health Foundation, the Board of Directors and as an officer of the Monroeville Area Chamber of Commerce, Monroeville Rotary, Rotary District 7300 and the East Suburban Practice Management Group. He is also active in his local church.

Ernie resides in Plum Borough with his wife Lois. They have four adult children and seven grandchildren.

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Charles E. Rauker

 

Direct Dial: (412) 372-5400
Ext.203
Fax (412) 372-8924

crauker@klracpa.com

 

 

 

Chuck is a partner and a founding member of the firm. He has over 29 years of experience providing accounting and auditing, tax and business consulting services to a wide range of individuals, small to medium sized businesses and nonprofit organizations. Chuck has extensive experience with healthcare providers, construction contractors, employee benefit plans and HUD government audits, however, his practice covers a wide variety of industries. 

Prior to the formation of Kitay, Lawrence, Rauker & Associates, LLC, Chuck was with Kitay & Associates, LLC, where he was a partner. He began his public accounting career in 1981 with the firm of Henry Rossi & Company.

Chuck graduated cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh and became a certified public accountant in 1985. He is a member of Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is active in the Southwestern Chapter, where he has served on various committees and as chapter president.

Chuck lives in Bradford Woods with his wife Sue and has two adult children Jenni and Matt.

 

   

Bev Lauric

 

Direct Dial: (412) 372-5400
Ext.207
Fax (412) 372-8924

blauric@klracpa.com

 

 

Bev is an associate of the firm. She specializes in write up services for small business clients, which includes interim and annual accounting, payroll administration and annual tax planning and return preparation. Bev is familiar with many brands of accounting and write-up software including Quickbooks. 

Prior to the formation of Kitay, Lawrence, Rauker & Associates, LLC, Bev worked for Kitay & Associates, LLC. for fifteen years.

Bev graduated magna cum laude from Grove City College in 1988 majoring in accounting with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She became a certified public accountant in 1992 and is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

 

   

Jim Lawrence

 

Direct Dial: (412) 372-5400
Ext.206

Fax (412) 372-8924

jimlawrence@klracpa.com

 

 

 

Jim has been working as an associate for Lawrence & Associates (now Kitay, Lawrence, Rauker and Associates LLC) since 1997 and became a certified public accountant in 2000. His experience includes individual tax return preparation, small business financial statement preparation, business tax returns, and advising clients concerning accounting software implementation and operation. Jim is a Quickbooks Pro Advisor and has extensive experience with Peachtree accounting software.

Jim began his accounting career as a staff accountant with a medium sized engineering firm in 1987. He progressed to the manager of accounting services and supervised payroll, monthly management financial reporting, job cost system maintenance, and computer software implementation and maintenance.

Jim Lawrence graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.

 

   

John S. Scabilloni

 

Direct Dial: (412) 372-5400 Ext.208

Fax (412) 372-8924

johnscabilloni@klracpa.com

 

 

John Scabilloni is an associate of the firm. He has experience in personal, corporate, partnership and trust tax return preparation as well as working with small business clients. He is also involved with client tax planning and compliance.

Prior to the formation of Kitay, Lawrence, Rauker & Associates, LLC. John worked for Lawrence & Associates since graduation from college.

John graduated from Robert Morris College in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He became a certified public accountant in 1991 and is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

John is married and a proud father of triplets.

 

Kathy L. Judge                  

Direct Dial: (412) 372-5400
Ext. 202
Fax (412) 372-8924

kathyjudge@klracpa.com           

 

Betty Lawrence

Direct Dial: (412) 372-5400
Ext. 215

Fax (412) 372-8924                          

bettylawrence@klracpa.com