About Us


LPWolch CPA’s P.C. has been in existence for over 30 years. Our accounting firm in Rochester, NY offers quality accounting, tax, bookkeeping, and financial planning services with a continuity that provides benefits for small businesses and individual clients.

The firm has a mix of experienced tax and financial professionals with comprehensive backgrounds and experiences to help small business owners and individuals in a variety of ways. The growth of the firm stems from the manner in which we serve our clients. The integrity of the management team is key. Our foremost task is listening to make sure we have a thorough understanding of our client’s tax or financial situation, in order to make recommendations and complete our work. Customer satisfaction takes priority, and growth has been almost exclusively through direct referrals. We pride ourselves on delivering a high standard of financial and tax services to our clients.

Located in Pittsford, New York, we provide a comprehensive range of services to clients in and around the Rochester, New York area. We also maintain relationships with clients that have moved or are on temporary assignment in various other locations throughout the United States, Canada and the Pacific Rim. The executive managers, Lorraine P. Wolch and her husband, Donald J. Onimus are CPAs licensed in New York and Florida and can assist clients in other states for tax preparation and other services.

Successfully negotiating the ongoing challenges of a combined business and personal life, Lorraine and Don have special insight for others who are in business relationships with family members. Personal attention and continuity of staff enhance the accounting, tax, computer, and financial planning services provided to small businesses and individual clients.

Both Lorraine and Don believe in giving back to the community, which they do through volunteer affiliations and various professional groups, the details of which are included in their biographical information.

 

Mission Statement

The mission of LPWolch, CPA’s, P.C. is to make a difference by helping our clients achieve control over various aspects of their financial lives.

LPWolch, CPA’s, P.C. is a boutique style accounting firm providing individuals and small businesses quality accounting, tax and related financial consulting services. Our entire staff is committed to developing and maintaining long-term client relationships. We listen to our clients in order to assist them in identifying their issues. Then we propose suitable financial and tax strategies. Our thoughtful approach to planning and implementation increases our clients’ confidence and peace of mind, which ultimately enhances their quality of life.

Our Team


Lorraine P. Wolch, MBA, CPA

 

President
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Lorraine P. Wolch, MBA, CPA


Lorraine, a certified public accountant (CPA) licensed in New York State and Florida, and Master of Business Administration (MBA) founded the firm in 1981 as a limited professional activity to augment her role as an instructor at the College of Business, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). In 1986, she resigned from teaching to devote full time to the business. Prior to 1981, she was a member of the tax and audit staff of Deloitte & Touche LLP. Lorraine started there after graduating with an MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1976. Her BA is in Economics from Harpur College, SUNY Binghamton now Binghamton University.

Lorraine has been active in many professional and community organizations. Most notable are as a tax instructor for the Foundation for Accounting Education, Board Member of the Rochester Chapter of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Greater Rochester Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners and Temple B’rith Kodesh. From time to time, she has also made presentations sponsored by the Small Business Administration and the Monroe County Annual Tax Planning Institute. Lorraine is a past committee member for the United Way of Greater Rochester. Lorraine currently serves on the Accounting Advisory Board, Saunders College of Business (RIT), Board of Trustees for the Jewish Community Federation, is Treasurer for Tempro Development Co., Inc. and Treasurer for the Estate Planning Council of Rochester.

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Donald J Onimus, MBA, CPA

 

Vice President
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Donald J Onimus, MBA, CPA


Don, a certified public accountant (CPA) licensed in New York State and Florida, and Master of Business Administration (MBA). He joined the firm full-time in 1989 and had been associated part-time since 1982. Don is a practicing public accountant providing tax and financial advice and assistance in tax compliance as well as financial management and computer consulting.

From 1984 to 1987, Don taught a variety of accounting courses as an Assistant Professor in the School of Business and serving on several committees and in the College Senate at SUNY Geneseo. From 1974 to 1988, he held a variety of financial and accounting management positions including Manager-Domestic Audit at Bausch & Lomb and Assistant to the Director of Finance at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology. He also served as a member of the adjunct faculty at Rochester Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Business and a not-for-profit organization. He began his career in 1972 with Deloitte & Touche LLP after graduating from Drexel University with a BS in Business Administration. He received his MBA from Syracuse University in 1976.

Don has also been active in many professional and community groups. He has served as President of the Rochester Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors, a past member of the Business Advisory Council, John Wiley Jones School of Business, SUNY Geneseo and a past member, Board of Directors, Rochester Chapter, National Association of Accountants (now the Institute of Management Accountants). In addition, Don is a past member of the Board of Trustees for the Brighton Memorial Library, past President of the Board of Trustees of Temple B’rith Kodesh and a past President of the Jewish Family Service of Rochester, Inc.

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Danielle M Montean, CPA, BS

 

Senior Accountant
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Danielle M Montean, CPA, BS


Danielle, a certified public accountant (CPA) licensed in New York State and Bachelors of Science in Accounting, Magna Cum Laude, from the Jones School of Business at SUNY Geneseo, has provided bookkeeping, compilation, review and tax services to individuals, fiduciaries and small businesses in various entities as a professional in the CPA firm environment since her graduation in 2011. She has been with the firm since November 2013 and has a new interest in business valuations. Danielle enjoys road and trail running events and completed the Boston Heartbreak Hill Marathon in 2014.

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Carol A Cotterman, AAS

 

Accountant
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Carol A Cotterman, AAS


Carol, an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Business, has been with LPWolch CPA’s P.C. since 1991. She came to the firm with corporate experience managing an area of the accounting department for a chain of retail catalog stores. Carol works with a variety of clients in accounting, bookkeeping, and preparation of income, payroll and sales tax returns and small retirement plan reports. In addition, she has an operational role at the firm. Carol earned her AAS degree in business from Monroe Community College.

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Deborah S Fitch, MBA

 

Accountant, QuickBooks ProAdvisor
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Deborah S Fitch, MBA


Debbie, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in accounting, has been with LPWolch CPA’s P.C. since January 2015. She comes with experience as a histotechnologist and the manager of a medical agency budget overseas funded by U.S.A.I.D. Debbie accrued additional accounting and tax related experience in various business and CPA practice environments. As a QuickBooks ProAdvisor, Debbie works with business and individual clients providing monthly bookkeeping services and also assists in the preparation of various business and individual income tax returns. Debbie earned her BS in Biology and MBA in Accounting both from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Currently, she is treasurer for a not-for-profit, Centering for Wellness.

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Sharon R Stern, AAS

 

Office Administrator
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Sharon R Stern, AAS


Sharon, an Associate of Applied Science (AAS, Medical Secretary), has been with LPWolch CPA’s P.C. since August 2015 as the office adminstrator. She brings many years of experience in “front end” office operations and focus on customer care from environments where confidentiality and integrity are key. She does billing, client relations and other administrative functions for the firm. Sharon earned her AAS degree from Alfred State College.

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Tax Season Interns and Co-operative Education Students
The firm with Lorraine’s leadership provides training and mentoring for select accounting students with hands on experiences in areas of accounting and tax that assist our staff and enhance the students’ understanding of real world situations for which they receive college credit.

Choose the Accounting Firm in Rochester, NY You Can Count On
Our team of accountants and support staff are proud to serve small businesses and individuals in Rochester, NY with tax and other financial services. Since 1981, we have provided a range of services that include: bookkeeping, tax preparation, estate planning, business plan preparation, budgeting, education planning and more. Our goal is to provide clients with comprehensive accounting and tax services including forms that help them plan and secure their financial future.

For more information about our accounting services, our CPAs, or for general questions, please contact us at 585.586.8830 today.