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About Us

About Our Firm

For years, Varanko & Black, CPAs has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Our expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and financial planning.

Varanko & Black, CPAs is one of the leading firms in and throughout the area. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

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. Varanko & Black, CPAs 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 Varanko & Black, CPAs receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

Stephen Varanko, CPA, Partner

steve@varankoandblack.com

Steve founded Varanko and Black in 1983, and is the managing partner. He graduated from the University of Baltimore with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He has been a CPA for 45 years, and is a member of the AICPA, MACPA, and MSATP. He worked for the IRS for 3 years, and has taught accounting and income tax courses at the University of Baltimore.

Stephen Varanko is a registered representative of Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp., a broker/dealer (member SIPC) and registered investment advisor.

Charles A. Black, CPA, Partner

chip@varankoandblack.com

Chip joined Steve when the company was formed in 1983, and became a partner in 1988. He graduated from Towson State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He has been a CPA for 32 years and is a member of the AICPA and the MACPA.

Sharon Morrow, CPA

sharon@varankoandblack.com

Sharon joined Varanko and Black in 1986. She graduated from the University of Baltimore with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She became a CPA in 1986 and is a member of the AICPA, MACPA, and MSATP.

John Debuski, CPA, CVA

john@varankoandblack.com

John joined Varanko and Black in 1999. He graduated from Mount Saint Mary's University with Bachelor of Science degrees in both Accounting and Economics. He has been a Certified Public Accountant for 35 years and a Certified Valuation Analyst since September 2014. John is a member of the AICPA, MACPA and NACVA.

Melissa Varanko, CPA

melissa@varankoandblack.com

Melissa joined Varanko and Black in 2008 after gaining experience with a national CPA firm and a large local firm. She graduated magna cum laude from Villa Julie College (now Stevenson University) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She has been a CPA for 15 years and is a member of the AICPA and the MACPA.

Elizabeth Sparr Gostomski, CPA

beth@varankoandblack.com

Beth joined Varanko and Black in 2003. She graduated from Villa Julie College (now Stevenson University) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She has over 20 years experience and became a CPA in 2011. She is a member of the AICPA, MACPA and the MSATP.

Michele Naff, Staff Accountant/Enrolled Agent

michele@varankoandblack.com

Michele joined Varanko and Black in 2006. She has been working in the accounting field for over 35 years, and works with all aspects of accounting.

Amy Wingo, Payroll Specialist

amy@varankoandblack.com

Amy joined Varanko and Black in 1996. She has over 28 years of experience, and works primarily in the payroll field.

Cindy Starr, Staff Accountant

cindy@varankoandblack.com

Cindy most recently joined Varanko and Black in 2005. She graduated from Villa Julie College (now Stevenson University) with a AA in Business Administration. She has over 27 years of experience.

Debbie Kall, Office Manager

debbie@varankoandblack.com

Debbie joined Varanko and Black in 2007 after retiring from the Air Force. She is a member of the American Society of Military Comptrollers, has 20 years experience as a financial analyst, and over 35 years in bookkeeping and administrative management.

Stephanie Nadobny, Office Assistant

stephanie@varankoandblack.com

Stephanie joined Varanko and Black in 2010. She has a degree in Journalism from Michigan State University and a degree in Kinesiology from Indiana University, and has bookkeeping and administrative experience.

Mandy Burton, Receptionist/Secretary

mandy@varankoandblack.com 410-771-5568

Mandy joined Varanko & Black in 2012 and has over 17 years of administrative experience.