About Our Firm
For over 35 years, Mingis, Gutowski & Company has been providing quality, professional services to individuals, governments, closely held businesses, and not for profit organizations. Our expertise ranges from tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits and financial statement preparation.
Mingis, Gutowski & Company is one of the leading firms in the Tri State 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 accounting, tax and auditing professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.
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. Mingis, Gutowski & Company 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 Mingis, Gutowski & Company receive competent and timely advice.
NORMAN A. KROPP is the Managing Partner of the Firm and has been associated with the Firm since 1988. He is a graduate of Drexel University, a Certified Public Accountant since 1976, and a member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants. His background includes a broad range of diverse business experience in both the private and public accounting sectors, including government, local townships and governmental entities, non-profit, manufacturing, and the service industries. His audit background includes extensive experience at a large international public accounting firm, as well as approximately twenty years’ audit experience of public housing authorities, not-for-profit organizations, local governments, federal and state-funded behavioral health programs, and county-related governmental funds. Mr. Kropp has served on the governing boards of a local mental health provider and of the Greater Philadelphia ALS Association.
DAVID J. BARRETT is a graduate of Rutgers University, a certified public accountant, and a member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants and is the firm’s Director of Audit. He specializes in governmental accounting and the related financial reporting requirements and oversees the firm’s local government practice area. He has been involved in performing audits and in providing consulting services to numerous large and small public and private companies. He also has a wide range of diverse business experience in both the private and public accounting sectors, including personal and business taxation, manufacturing, government, insurance, government contracting and the service industries. He has substantial consulting experience and expertise in auditing, internal auditing, and local businesses. Mr. Barrett was formerly a member of a large international accounting firm, currently serves on the board of a local homeowners' association and has served on the board of a local Rotary Club.
JOHN R. HANNA, III is a partner in the firm. He graduated from Widener University and has a B.S. in Accounting. He is a certified public accountant with over 26 years of experience in the public accounting sector. Mr. Hanna is a member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants, the National Society of Accountants and the Pennsylvania Society of Tax & Accounting Professionals. He has substantial experience in tax compliance, small business accounting and consulting and auditing of not for profit and local government entities. Mr. Hanna currently serves on the Delaware County Advisory Board of the Bryn Mawr Trust Company and the Middletown Township Sewer Authority Board. He previously served eight years on the Rose Tree Media School District's Board of School Directors and served four years as the Board President. In addition, Mr. Hanna served as a member of the Rose Tree Media School District's Act 1 Tax Study Commission. Mr. Hanna also served as the elected Treasurer for the Media Youth Center and served as a member of the Center's Executive Committee. He previously served as the appointed Auditor for Middletown Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.