Ocker & Associates, PC has provided full-service accounting, bookkeeping, tax planning and return preparation, payroll, and consulting to small businesses and individuals in Chambersburg, Hanover, and South Central Pennsylvania for over 45 years. Established in 1972, Michael D. Ocker purchased the firm from his father, Donald C. Ocker, in 2000. Under Michael’s leadership, the firm has experienced major growth—expanding from 4 to 14 employees and opening a second office location in 2006.
With a keen eye trained on up-and-coming software solutions, we are constantly enhancing our firm’s systems and services. As part of our commitment to fast, efficient client service, we offer our clients 24-hour online access to all of their financial information through secure online portals. We have been paperless since 1999 and are ready and willing to embrace the latest innovations to enrich your experience—and stay ahead of the technology curve.
BOSS is the answer to your back office headaches. Our cloud-based solution enables you to hand complex accounting tasks over to us. We work the numbers while providing you 24/7 access to your data—and all at a fixed, affordable monthly fee.
"We consider Ocker & Associates, PC a trusted partner with us as we operate our trucking company. We rely on them to keep us informed on tax law changes and the implications for our business. We value the firm's perspective as a small business owner..." - Willie & Anita Forry, Forry Transport, Inc. read more
"I have been with Ocker & Associates, PC since I began my company back in 2009 and have been very pleased the entire time. They are very personable, reliable and responsive; with reasonable fees. I see them as my partner rather than my accounting firm..." - Ed Franchi, 4U Management, LLC read more
"Ocker & Associates, PC provides me with outstanding financial services. Ever since I acquired my business, I have been guided through many seamless transactions, and have been given monthly financial guidance and strategies to maneuver my business..." - Paul Keener, Jr., Keener, Inc. read more
"Ocker & Associates, PC have performed my business, retirement, and personal accounting needs for over 12 years. They are consistently accurate and timely with all of my needs and questions. I am always guided in a legal and professional manner..." - Scott Coyle, Scott & Co. Fine Jewelers read more
Small business owners in many communities offer downtown trick or treat events. Take advantage of this opportunity to build your business reputation. Involvement in local events goes a long way with both existing and prospective customers—indicating a vested interest in your community. Find creative ways to make your business stand out this trick-or-treat season. We hope the following suggestions will spark fun promotional ideas:
October marks Women’s Small Business Month, and we are happy and proud to recognize women in business both locally and around the world. Successful business women of the past and present continue to forge new paths for female entrepreneurs. We celebrate all those who are breaking the glass ceiling and serving as role models and mentors to women everywhere.
For many business owners, September tends to bring a bit of a slowdown. The chaos of getting kids prepared for going back to school has passed, and a focus on saving money tends to kick in as people prepare for the coming holiday spend. Combined, this can often translate into a lull for business owners.