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    Fresh Face: Trout CPA

    After nearly 50 years, Trout CPA has made a dynamic return to Lancaster City. The certified public accounting firm, its roots firmly entrenched in Central Pennsylvania, has opened a downtown office located at 160 East King Street.


    The firm was established in 1929 when founder Paul Trout opened his first office on 53 North Duke Street, in the Coho Building. In 1972, the firm relocated north to its current Lancaster County office at 1705 Oregon Pike. Almost five decades later, Trout CPA, citing rapid growth as one of its top reasons, decided that an investment in the city was a strategic opportunity for the firm as it continues to expand.


    “To support our firm’s growth, we needed to secure an additional office. Downtown Lancaster was strategic because we wanted to be a part of the fabric of Lancaster City. The location is within walking distance to many key businesses, including the Lancaster Chamber and Lancaster Central Market,” explains Trout CPA Partner Brian Wassell.


    Trout CPA provides personalized accounting, tax, and audit services to individuals and businesses. In addition to traditional accounting services, the firm offers advisory services including mergers & acquisitions, business valuations, and data analytics.

    “The firm has seen tremendous opportunities in the area of Outsourced Accounting. Our experienced accounting professionals manage the day-to-day transaction processing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, financial reporting, and forecasting for our outsourced accounting clients,” says Wassell.


    Trout CPA played a critical role in providing businesses with essential guidance throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, including the Paycheck Protection Program, Employee Retention Credit, as well as local and industry-specific grants. Trout CPA is confident that its high caliber team of professionals will continue to provide clients with the solutions necessary for sustainable success, while fostering meaningful relationships with individuals and businesses alike.


    For more information on the services offered at their Lancaster, Lancaster City, Mechanicsburg, or Carlisle office, please visit their website at