Our Firm

The strength of the firm is the personalized, professional services we provide to our clients.  In addition to being your tax and financial adviser, we want to be the trusted adviser you seek out when you have questions or needs to achieve your personal and business goals. We will strive to fill the role of outside controller for our business clients and also provide non-traditional services such as; pension administration, designing fringe benefit plans and dealing with the transition of a business to the next generation. When assisting business clients with setting up their accounting systems, we always strive to ensure that the information provided meets the needs of the owner and management, not just what is needed for tax returns and financial statements.

For our individual clients, we are able to assist with tax planning, retirement planning, investment advice, divorce planning and education funding. We also aid with the administration of estates, trusts and gift planning.

Selecting an accounting firm can be one of the most important decisions a business or individual has to make. Virtually every financial decision can have a tax consequence; therefore, it is advisable to select a firm that is knowledgeable, experienced and technically skilled to implement strategies that will maximize wealth accumulation while avoiding the pitfalls of inadequate planning.

The accounting profession is based on a strict code of ethical standards and professional and personal integrity. These standards, which impart public trust, give value to our services.

We offer personalized consultation for many of the accounting software programs available today including QuickBooks. We are Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisers. We also offer management advisory services to assist our clients to achieve their goals.

Because we value open communication with our clients, we want you to feel comfortable asking questions, inquiring about important decisions, and discussing your concerns at all times.

Client turnover is low with many clients tenure dating back to 1985 when Bob first returned to public accounting and met with them for the first time. Many have become friends as well as clients.

Success in not measured by reaching a destination, but by the quality of the journey you take as you move forward towards achieving your goals.

Mission Statement

Starkey & Company, PA, is an established Certified Public Accounting firm providing tax and accounting services to many businesses and individuals on the Delmarva Peninsula. We are dedicated and committed to providing personalized, quality service to business clients in various industries and individual clients.

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. Starkey & Company, PA is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism.

Our team approach provides our clients with a unique opportunity to develop and nurture their financial assets. Our team is comprised of professionals that have the skills to offer our clients the utmost in taxation and accounting services.

Our staff is dedicated to establishing and maintaining a long term relationship with our clients.   Starkey & Company, PA will get to know you and your business and/or individual needs. Our hands–on approach to understanding the needs of our clients allows us to play an important role in their future success. In turn, we believe that our success depends on the quality of service we provide to our clients.

Our Core Values

These are the values our team embraces:

  • Professionalism – We are a firm that is dedicated to highest standards in providing taxation, accounting, and business advisory services while striving to exceed expectations.
  • Integrity – We are a firm that holds ourselves out to the highest level of integrity, honesty and trust in our relationships with our clients, our vendors and each member of our organization.
  • Accessibility – We are a firm that values open communications with our clients, as we want our clients to feel comfortable asking questions, inquiring about important decisions, and discussing their concerns at all times.
  • Vision – We are a firm that strives for growth through innovative business strategies, integrity, and respect when performing our responsibilities with our clients.
  • Team Work – We are a firm that appreciates and respects the input from all members of the engagement team, both members of our staff and of our clients.
  • Community – We are a firm that respects the whole person and understands the importance that family and community have on our staff and our organization.