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Erie Office

Get assistance and sound business advice from the founding partners of Maloney, Reed, Scarpitti & Company LLP. From matters concerning tax consulting and compliance to the preparation of tax returns, we have you covered. We also help small and mid-sized businesses and nonprofits with auditing, accounting, and financial reporting.

Meet our financial consultants and certified public accountants based in our office in Erie, PA.

Christopher A. Elwell, CPA

Chris joined MRS in 2007. After graduating from McDowell High School, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Bio-Psychology from Allegheny College in 1992. Prior to joining MRS, Chris earned valuable accounting and management experience in various leadership positions through his 15 years in private industry.

Chris specializes in tax consulting, compliance, and preparation of corporate, partnership, individual, and not-for-profit tax returns. He also provides audit, accounting, and financial reporting services for small and mid-sized privately held owner-operated businesses and not-for-profits.

Professionally, Chris is a member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants. In 2007, he became a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor®.

As a community volunteer, Chris is Treasurer of the Millcreek Education Foundation, serves on many local organizations’ operating committees, and involved as a youth baseball coach. He has been married to his wife, Greta, since 1994. They reside in Millcreek and have 2 wonderful children.


Annie A. Husted

Annie has been with MRS for over 30 years. She graduated from East High and then worked at First National Bank and the Cotton Jenny in Fairview.

At MRS, she is responsible for handling incoming phone calls, office management, and processing financial statements and tax returns. Her duties also include processing client payroll and preparing payroll tax returns.

Annie lives in Erie, has 3 children, and 2 grandchildren.


Joseph P. Maloney, CPA, CFE

Joe is a founding partner of MRS. A 1970 graduate of Gannon University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, he has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1972. In 2006, he earned the Certified Fraud Examiner designation.

Joe’s practice is centered on assisting small to medium size businesses reach their full potential and profitability. Joe has served as the Financial Advisor to the Erie County Council. He assists them in their annual budget deliberation and on arranging the financing of numerous public projects. He is the firm’s specialist in business valuation and forensic and litigation support.

He is a member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants. With the AICPA, he is a member of the sections on Taxation, and Forensic and Litigation Support. Joe presently serves on the PICPA State Committee on Taxation and the Committee on Forensic and Litigation Support.

He is a member of the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership Committee on the Erie Regional Airport Runway Expansion. He is a member of the Presque Isle Partnership, serving on the Executive Committee. In addition, he has been an instructor for the Becker CPA Review Course and the Erie Business Center. Joe served on the Millcreek School Board for 8 years, serving one term as president of the Board.

Joe has been married to Penny for over 40 years and has 3 grown daughters. He has been blessed with 7 grandchildren.


Frank J. Tofani, EA

Frank is a graduate of Thiel College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting. Prior to joining MRS, he spent over 23 years as the Chief Financial Officer for a multistate hotel management company.

Frank is an Enrolled Agent and is admitted to practice before the Internal Revenue Service.


Haley R. Rios

Haley grew up in Southern Connecticut and joined MRS in 2015. After attending North Haven High School, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a focus in Accounting from Western New England University in 2014. Haley also pursued a Masters in Accounting with a focus in Fraud and Forensics that she obtained in February 2016. 

Before joining MRS Haley worked in upstate New York as a staff accountant gaining valuable public tax and auditing experience. She moved to Erie with her husband who is attending Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is currently working towards attaining her CPA license.


Samantha L. Lavin

Sam joined the MRS team as a part-time employee in January 2018 and transitioned to a full-time Staff Accountant in June 2018.

Sam is a 2014 graduate of the State University of New York at Fredonia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She and her husband, Rob, moved to Erie in 2014 where she worked for local businesses as an Office Manager. Sam's primary responsibilities include client payroll and payroll tax processing, bookkeeping, and individual and not-for-profit tax returns. 


Learn more about our CPAs and business advisors in our Erie office.
Call us at 814-833-8545 for consultations.