Our firm has a long history of providing excellent accounting services to its clients in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Gordon Chase, CPA and Richard Lochen, CPA are the founding partners of two successful offices, one in Tunkhannock and the other in Nicholson. Both are graduates of the University of Scranton. Mr. Chase oversees the Tunkhannock office with the professionalism and quality that our clients have come to expect. He is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and has over 25 years of accounting experience and knowledge. Mr. Lochen directs the Nicholson office in completing tasks with our client’s best interest in mind. He, too, is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and has over 25 years of accounting experience and knowledge.
At Lochen & Chase, we believe you also deserve a staff that is knowledgeable and experienced with current financial practices and expertise. CPA Melinda Shannon’s Masters in Business Administration from Marywood University provides a high level of expertise in analyzing business endeavors. Heather Swartz, CPA also earned her Masters in Business Administration, her's from the University of Scranton. She brings a variety of experience to our firm including banking, insurance, bookkeeping and construction accounting experience. Ongoing quality service has generated additional business which allows us to continue to grow.
In addition to our CPAs, we also employ staff accountants, an office manager, and paraprofessionals. Our staff believes in the importance of continuing education to ensure current, up-to-date knowledge in an ever-changing environment. Our staff accountants, in particular, continue to take courses beyond their 4-year degree, and are encouraged to work toward their own CPA certification.
Our goal as your accounting firm is to provide solid financial advice by trusted individuals who have your best interests in mind. This advice is upheld in our personal commitment, services offered to both individuals and industries, and experience that leads to results. Lochen & Chase would not be such a successful firm without our great staff and strong teamwork, the framework behind our quality and commitment to our clients.
Through this website we are able to offer additional resources in an accessible format to both our clients and the public. We provide this information to help you in your financial planning. If you have questions about the services on our website or would like to meet with our accountant, please call one of the offices nearest you or email your question directly from our contact page.