Michael Ocker joined the Ocker & Associates, PC team in 1989 and now owns the firm. Michael is highly regarded for his innovative thinking and personalized approach in meeting the personal and business needs of his clients. Michael has extensive experience in small business accounting, consulting, tax compliance, tax planning, and preparation of individual and corporate tax returns.
Michael is a Certified Public Accountant, and he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Slippery Rock University. In 2018, Michael was appointed by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to the State Board of Accountancy for the Pennsylvania Department of State. In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the State Board of Accountancy regulates the practices of both public and certified public accountants and Michael will serve a four year term. In addition, Michael is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA).
Outside of the office, Michael enjoys golf and skiing.
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"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
Black Friday and Cyber Monday need no introduction, but for small business owners it’s all about Small Business Saturday—an annual holiday shopping tradition that gets communities out in support of their local small businesses. Small Business Saturday falls on November 24 this year, so if you haven’t already…start getting the word out.
The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 requires Forms 1099-MISC reporting non-employee compensation (NEC) in box 7 to be filed by January 31.
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: