We realize we are rewarded only to the extent to which we add value to those we are privileged to serve.
Therefore our mission is to help our clients and ourselves achieve more than we ever thought possible and have fun doing it.
Scott R. Trout, CPA
Scott is the founder and shareholder of the firm. He has over 35 years experience in public accounting specializing in small businesses, business consulting, preparation of financial statements and tax return preparation for businesses and individuals.
Rita R. James, CPA
Rita is the co-founder and shareholder of the firm. She has over 20 years experience in public accounting specializing in small businesses formation, not-for- profit formation, tax return preparation for businesses, not-for- profits and individuals. She is a Quickbooks Professional Advisor and provides training in Quickbooks.
Scott earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from West Chester University. Prior to being in his own public practice he was in private and public accounting specializing in real estate and financial investments. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Scott resides in Harleysville, PA with his wife Debbie and has three adult children, Michael, Alyson and Daniel.
Rita earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Ursinus College. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Rita resides in Skippack, PA with her husband Bill and enjoys spending time with her children and nine grandchildren
Michael Trout Administrator
Stacia Marchese Associate
Mike has been with the firm since 2018. He performs various administrative duties and compliance services for clients including client write-up, bookkeeping, payroll support, payroll taxes and sales tax. He also handles all of the scheduling and appointments. Marketing and website. Michael attended La Salle University in Philadelphia. He worked for AT&T Mobility for 8 years in various positions from Store Manager to Business Account Specialist. He lives in Harleysville, Pa.
Stacia has been with the firm since 2010. She performs various compliance services for clients including client write-up, bookkeeping, payroll support, payroll taxes and sales
tax. She also prepares personal tax returns. Stacia has a Liberal Arts - Social Science Associate degree. She lives in Royersford with her husband Bill and their two children Jack and Lily.
Ashley Giunta, CPA Associate
Ashley has been at Trout, James & Associates for 3 years and has 10 years of experience in public accounting. She started her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers with an internship doing personal
income tax returns.
Ashley earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting at St. Joseph’s University and then went to work full time at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Philadelphia. Throughout her
time at PwC she worked with large corporations doing specialty tax projects which included transaction costs analyses, research and development tax credit studies and fixed asset / depreciation analyses. Ashley also spent a large portion of her time at PwC working on income tax provisions which included auditing financial statements and helping her client prepare their income tax provision. Ashley lives in Lafayette Hill, PA with her husband Michael and two daughters, Alessandra and Francesca.
Daniel has been an associate of the firm since 2016. He graduated from Souderton Area High School in 2016. During high school he was a member of the National Honors Society and Future Business Leaders of America. Daniel was also the recipient of the Bonnie Sell Memorial Scholarship-Excellence in Accounting. Daniel is now furthering his education at Saint Joseph’s University at the Haub School of
Business, majoring in Accounting.