Our Team Located in Altoona, PA


Certified Public Accountants

Young, Oakes, Brown & Company, P.C., Certified Public Accountants, traces its origin back to 1917. Mr. Young, now deceased, was the founder. The firm presently employs thirty (30) individuals, consisting of: seven (7) partners (all CPA's); nineteen (19) other professionals, ten of whom are CPA's and an office staff of four (4).

Firm Qualifications

Our firm is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Private Companies Practice Section. As a requirement of membership, firms must agree to an intensive peer review in order to maintain it's standing in PCPS. Our firm was informed by the Peer Review Committee of the AICPA that we have successfully passed the peer review that was conducted and that an unqualified report has been issued.
The Firm is a member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of CPA's, the Institute of Management Accountants, American Management Association, American Society of Appraisers, Institute of Government Accountants, Healthcare Financial Management Association and other professional organizations.
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In addition, our firm is one of six (6) CA firms in Pennsylvania that have been accepted into membership of Allinial Global. Allinial Global is an association of legally independent regional and local accounting firms located in over a hundred cities throughout the United States and Canada. Members are also linked to an international CPA association with firms in thirty countries. Member firms provide professional services in all areas of accounting, auditing, taxation, and financial planning for public and private companies, not-for-profit organizations (including those in the health care industry), partnerships, and individuals. Admission to membership is by invitation with acceptance dependent upon a majority vote by the existing membership. Allinial Global provides its members with a broad range of services, extensive technical support, continuing professional education, practice development programs and a networking resource for specific inquiries.

Service Philosophy

Our philosophy of personalized service means, among other things, that service rendered to your firm would be under the personal supervision of a principal and another senior staff member. We feel that with two experienced people familiar with an account, greater service can be provided in case of absences, vacations, etc. Many times the two-person method gives stronger in-depth and diversified approach to the client's needs.

Accounting and Auditing

The primary desire in this area is to provide the accounting expertise needed to properly guide and advise the client on various accounting functions and to recommend improvements for more efficient operations and the development of effective accounting and administrative controls. Our philosophy and practice is to blend the technical, the practical, and the business approach in each engagement. The auditing services relate primarily to fairness of the presentation of the financial position and operating results.

Management Advisory Services

Normally, the scope of our consulting engagement is determined in large measure by the client. Our aim is to provide “know-how,” not necessarily labor power. Because of our diversification, we are able to help clients in a wide range of functional areas.

Tax Services

One of our principal objectives in tax services is constructive and creative tax planning. Our tax services to clients include the preparation of individual, partnership, corporate, consolidated cooperative and not-for-profit tax returns on the local, state, and federal levels. We prepare consolidated tax returns for our corporate clients, which meet the statutory requirements as to parent subsidiary relationship, etc. We work closely with each client to resolve tax controversies; this includes representation before the Internal Revenue Service.


Our clients represent nearly all facets of the economic spectrum. We examine the financial statements and prepare tax returns for various types of organizations.