Harry K. Sickler, Jr., CPA is the founder of Sickler, Tarpey & Associates. He grew up in his hometown of Tyrone, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Tyrone High School, he then went on to college at Notre Dame. As a Notre Dame graduate he spent two years as a Marine before he became an accountant for Price Waterhouse in Los Angeles. In 1958, he moved back home and worked for his cousin Oliver Schell’s accounting firm.
Through the years Harry took over the company and has molded it into what it is today. He has helped the local community in so many ways such as saving the Tyrone Hospital from bankruptcy and has personally been involved in many business ventures. He officially retired in 2012 and sold part of the firm to Randy Tarpey. We are very thankful for everything he has done for the company and hope to continue his legacy at the quality it deserves.
Randy Tarpey, CPA is the principal owner of Sickler, Tarpey & Associates. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the Oklahoma State University. He began his career with his business partner, Harry K. Sickler, Jr. in November 1994, as a tax accountant who prepares individual and small business tax returns. He primarily works in Central Pennsylvania but also remotely in all 50 states and for many US citizens overseas.
As a Certified Public Accountant tax preparation is his professional focus including simple returns done economically and complex returns prepared properly. In addition to his tax work, Randy Tarpey has experience working with the state’s many incentive programs for small businesses, as well as assisting with tax credit sales for large companies. His biggest passion is working as a volunteer for the Central Pennsylvania Scholarship Fund, assisting donors and other charities with navigating the PA Educational Improvement Tax Credit Programs. Randy resides in Altoona with his wife Mary and two daughters, Olivia and Abigail.