Our firm provides outstanding service to our clients because of our dedication to the three underlying principles of professionalism, responsiveness and quality.

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Our firm is one of the leading firms in the area. By combining our expertise, experience and the energy of our staff, each client receives close personal and professional attention.

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Companies who choose our firm rely on competent advice and fast, accurate personnel. We provide total financial services to individuals, large and small businesses and other agencies.

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Furrer & Associates, Inc. is dedicated to being the best full service CPA firm in Northeastern Ohio. We have been providing accounting and advisory solutions to numerous individuals and businesses for over 25 years. We have earned a reputation for our expertise, diligence, and integrity because we understand that businesses need a competent and reliable financial advocate. We have a strong focus on pro-active advisory services and strive to offer personalized creative solutions for our clients. We will stand with you as you grow your business and be a trusted partner as you make the financial decisions necessary for your success. 

We would be happy to discuss how we can work together.

Call us at 440-899-7116 to set up an appointment today!

Steve Furrer, CPA, ABV

Steve is the owner of Furrer & Associates, Inc. and has operated a successful accounting practice in Westlake for over 25 years. In October 2011, he acquired a second firm based out of Avon Lake. Over the summer of 2013, the two firms officially merged at the Westlake location. Steve earned his Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan in 1986 and his Bachelors of Science from Indiana University in 1980. Steve advises clients in a variety of areas including business valuation, financing assistance and advanced tax and corporate structure issues. Before founding Furrer & Associates in 2003, he was the managing partner of its predecessor accounting firm for 10 years. Prior to that, he was employed for over 10 years by National City Corporation in various lending and credit areas and by Deloitte Haskins and Main Hurdman CPAs both "big five" CPA firms. He is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Ohio Society of CPAs and holds the Accreditation in Business Valuation (ABV). Steve has three children, resides in Lakewood with his wife and he is an active member of the community.

Duke Schork, CPA

Duke earned his Bachelor’s degree from Miami University (OH) in 1994. He graduated with a double major in accountancy and finance. He joined Furrer & Associates in 2009, and has over 25 years of experience in public accounting. In that time, Duke has worked with a wide range of clients in a variety of industries, primarily small business clients, from manufacturing and distribution to personal services to family partnerships and trusts, handling all of their needs from financial reporting to tax planning and preparation. In addition, he has experience in individual taxation, with an emphasis on tax planning. Duke is a member of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants and currently resides in North Olmsted.

Shannon Kuharik, CPA

Shannon graduated in 2009 from Baldwin-Wallace College magna cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. She has worked across many industries in a variety of roles - including human resources, sales, and management positions. During her last 10 years working as an accountant, Shannon has worked for small and regional public accounting firms assisting small businesses, non-profits, and individuals with their bookkeeping, tax, payroll, and consulting needs. In addition, she has also worked for a Fortune 1000 manufacturing company in corporate tax. Shannon is a member of the Ohio Society of CPAs. She lives in Grafton with her husband, and they are expecting their first child in late 2020. Shannon's hobbies include spending time with her cats, listening to and playing music, and traveling.

Julie Ifft, Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor

Julie graduated from Penn State University in 1995 with a degree in accounting.  As a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, she helps clients effectively use QuickBooks so they can focus on running their business. Her experience in corporate accounting and treasury management allows her to relate to the day-to-day detail bookkeepers face.  Julie joined the firm in 2006 and resides in Bay Village with her husband and two children.

Molly Varga, Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor

Molly Varga is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor. She assists clients with file set up as well as working with business owners and bookkeepers to run QuickBooks efficiently. Molly joined the firm in 2005 and currently lives in Avon Lake with her husband and two children.

Anita Hurd, Staff Accountant/Bookkeeper

Anita joined Furrer & Associates in June of 2017 and provides bookkeeping assistance to clients. Anita has over 25 years of experience working with small business owners providing accounting and HR assistance. Anita resides in North Olmsted and enjoys spending time with her daughter and grandsons, cooking and riding her horse.

Nicole Camera, Administrator

Nicole joined Furrer & Associates in 2011 as the Lead Administrator. She deals with a wide range of building and administrative responsibilities and works to maintain an organized and efficient front office. Nicole is a graduate of Virginia Marti College of Art & Design and has worked in an office environment for over 15 years. Nicole and her husband are residents of Amherst and enjoy working on their home and spending time with their daughter and their dog.

Meghan Cummings, Administrator

Meghan joined Furrer & Associates in June of 2013. She is in charge of accounts payable for the firm and assists with all administrative responsibilities which helps keep the front office running smoothly. Previously, Meghan worked for another accounting firm and as a retail manager. She truly enjoys interacting with clients and prides herself on developing strong client relationships through personalized service. Meghan and her husband reside in Elyria and enjoy spending time together working on their home and creating artwork. In her free time, Meghan is fond of antiquing, flea markets, being outdoors, photography, nature and creating custom jewelry.

Westlake, OH Accounting, Furrer & Associates, Inc.

Furrer & Associates, Inc. | 28045 Clemens Road Suite B , Westlake, OH 44145 | Phone: (440) 899-7116 | Fax: (440) 899-7182 | meghan@furrercpa.com