Why Buseck, Barger, Bleil and Co., Inc.

Helping clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieving future goals.

About Our Firm

For years, Buseck, Barger, Bleil & Co., Inc. has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Our expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and financial planning.  The partners of the firm are Valerie L. Hartley, CPA and Elizabeth N. Sturgeon, CPA.

Buseck, Barger, Bleil and Co., Inc. is a local firm of Certified Public Accountants which provides auditing, accounting, tax, and consulting services to governmental, non-profit organizations, business and personal clients throughout northwest Pennsylvania.  Our firm’s particular expertise is in the governmental and nonprofit practice area.  Our firm has been providing accounting services in the Erie are for over sixty years.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients’ needs through research and sound analysis. Buseck, Barger, Bleil & Co., Inc. is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of the area’s business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around the area. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Buseck, Barger, Bleil & Co., Inc. receive competent and timely advice.

Whether you are an individual or business, Buseck, Barger, Bleil & Co., Inc. has years of valuable experience assisting professionals with their accounting needs.

Our Firm’s Partners

Elizabeth Sturgeon, CPA


Bryant Sapone, CPA


Our Experienced Team

John E. Bleil, CPA

Tax Specialist

Valerie Hartley, CPA

Senior Accountant

Sarah Angelo

Staff Accountant

Ken Holder, EA

Staff Accountant

Melissa Wargo

Staff Accountant

Gemma Davison

Staff Accountant

Melissa Haskell

Administrative Assistant

Taylor Harmich

Administrative Assistant


Buseck, Barger, Bleil & Co., Inc. is one of the leading firms in and throughout the area. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.