Young Professionals Spotlight

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Dennis J. Shindle, Jr. CPA, CCIFP
Senior Manager
Rotz & Stonesifer, P.C.

Role you play in your organization: 

I am a senior manager with Rotz & Stonesifer, P.C., and I work primarily with small to medium sized businesses providing tax, financial statement, and consulting services. I also hold the Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional credential through the Institute of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professionals and head up the portion of the firm that works with construction contractors.

Why do you wake up and go to work every day?

I get up and go to work every day for several reasons. The first is the strong work ethic that my father instilled in me. He showed me as a kid that you have to work hard to get where you want to go. The next reason is that, while I am sure many in the world will disagree, I find accounting interesting. I do not have a “standard workday” and am constantly working through new situations and problems. The final and greatest reason is that I feel that I can make a difference in the lives of my clients. Many clients have great skills in their area of expertise, but they rely upon myself and others that work at Rotz & Stonesifer, P.C. to provide them with advice regarding their taxes and financial matters. I take that trust very seriously and want to provide them with the best service possible.

As a Young Professional, how has your involvement with ABC Keystone helped you?

My involvement with ABC Keystone has introduced me to many people whom I would not have met otherwise. As a Young Professional, it is important to have a network of people who you can go to for advice and share ideas with. ABC Keystone has provided that opportunity. It was also very eye-opening to travel to Washington DC and meet with legislators. This provided some great insight into some of the areas dealt with by my clients and our country as a whole.

Words of advice for fellow YPs?

My advice for fellow YPs is to get involved. Organizations like ABC Keystone provide some wonderful opportunities. You must be willing to take the time and make the effort to make use of the opportunities that are available. What you get out of any organization you belong to is directly related to what you put into it. The organization also relies upon the support of its members to be able to provide the services and information that it does.

Where is your favorite place in the world?

My favorite place in the world is the family mountain property in Needmore, PA. My family has owned the property for at least four generations. There is so much history involved and stories made over all of those years. It is also back in the mountain far enough that you can almost forget that the outside world exists – if you turn off the cell phone.


If you wish to submit a YP Spotlight, please contact: Barbara Holtzapple, Director of Education, barbara@abckeystone.org

October 1,  2019