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About Us


Critchfield and Associates is a full service public accounting firm located in Jefferson Hills. Since its founding over sixty years ago, Critchfield and Associates have specialized in tax planning and preparation for all entities and small business consulting. With its long standing history of ethics and professionalism Critchfield and Associates was a 2007 winner of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review’s Regional Reader’s Choice Award.

Edgar K. Critchfield, CPA opened his public accounting firm in 1957. Ed was educated at the University of Pittsburgh, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in 1950.He served five years as a United States Treasury Agent, and earned the CPA designation in 1963. Ed was joined by his daughter Gail J. Critchfield, CPA in 1977. She now leads the firm.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. Critchfield and Associates is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of the area's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around the area. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Critchfield and Associates receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

Gail J. Critchfield, CPA 412-653-4487

Gail has over 44 years of sound accounting experience. She attended the University of Pittsburgh graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in German in 1976. Gail continued her education at Thunderbird School of Global Management, where in 1977 she received a Master of International Management degree. Gail earned her CPA designation in 1981. Since then she has been a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Gail is trained on many types of accounting software and is a Quickbooks Pro Advisor.

Judy Bidzilya, Office Manager