Who we are…

Strah & Associates, CPA prides itself in supporting the accounting, tax and payroll needs of small businesses and individual tax clients since 2008. We currently have three office locations in Barberton, Brecksville and Copley. We take pride in helping our customers with tax preparation, proactive tax planning, bookkeeping services, payroll, cash flow management and much more

  • For our business clients, we first learn all we can about the demands of your business then concentrate our efforts on developing accounting solutions to fit your needs and budget.
  • For our individual tax clients, we prepare returns in a timely and accurate manner meeting federal, state and local requirements and deadlines.

The team at Strah & Associates, CPA offers the right balance between personal attention, reliable advice, and a wealth of experience to deliver the high-quality accounting and tax services you deserve. We also work with individuals and provide income tax preparation services designed to save you money and get you your tax return quickly. We focus on building relationships that will last for years to come and strive to earn your trust as your financial advisor and partner.

Our clients depend on our perfect blend of practical accounting and bookkeeping solutions, quality financial advice, and friendly service, all delivered at competitive rates. Whether you are looking for a full package of accounting services for your small business or are an individual that simply needs income tax return preparation, we are here and ready to help.


Staff Profiles

John Strah, CPA – Owner (Since 2008)

Graduated from Cleveland State University – BS in Accounting in 1987 & a MBA from Purdue University in 1988. John is a CPA with over 30 years’ experience within various Accounting/Finance roles in the healthcare and health insurance industries prior to starting Strah & Associates in 2008.  Enjoys spending time with family and watching sports. John & his wife Kendra reside in Copley and have three adult children.
E-mail: jstrah@strahcpa.com
Phone: (330) 825-5425

Leo Hengesbach, CPA – Accountant & Tax Preparer (Since 2012)

Graduated from Cleveland State University- BS in Accounting in 1972. Accounting experience includes public accounting and positions specializing in but not limited to Construction & Manufacturing areas. Leo works with our business and individual clients handling tax preparation and day to day corporate accounting functions. Prepares taxes during busy season for both individual and business clients Leo enjoys spending time with his wife and grandchildren.
E-mail: lhengesbach@strahcpa.com
Phone: (330) 825-5425

Darrell Klotz – Accountant & Tax Preparer (Since 2002)

Darrell graduated from Stark State College with an Associate Degree in Accounting in 1983 followed by earning his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting in 1986 from The University of Akron. He has been with the firm since 2002 responsible for various duties such as accounting and financial statement preparation for business clients, sales and payroll tax return preparation as well as corporate and individual income tax preparation. Darrell lives with his wife Linda and daughter in Copley and enjoys spending time with his family, the outdoors, travel and is active in his church.
Email: dklotz@strahcpa.com
Phone: (330) 666-7763

Bonnie Lewton – Payroll Manager & Tax Preparer (Since 2006)

Bonnie completed her B.S. in Business/Accounting in 2006 and her M.B.A. in 2007 from the University of Phoenix. She is the Payroll Manager while also specializing in both corporate and personal income tax returns. Bonnie thoroughly enjoys spending time with three daughters and her grandchild and in her spare time enjoys gardening.
E-mail: blewton@strahcpa.com
Phone: (330) 666-7763

Karen Nevergall, CPA – Accountant & Tax Preparer (Since 2013)

Karen graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Marketing from Ohio Northern University in 1978. After working for two different accounting firms in Northwest Ohio, she joined the firm in 2013 when her husband took a job in Akron. She specializes in individual returns with an emphasis on clergy taxes, clergy pay package design and church payroll taxes. Karen and her husband live in Akron, are very involved at their church and enjoy hiking in the metro parks and attending Cleveland Symphony concerts at Blossom. 
Email: knevergall@strahcpa.com
Phone: (330) 666-7763

Jane Plummer – Office Manager (Since 2015)

Attended The University of Akron and Kent State University for 2 years.  Jane handles day to day interaction, manages the office operations and provides support to the accounting staff. Jane has over 34 years of experience in the Accounting practice environment. Her favorite past-times include hiking with friends on park trails, reading, spending time with her 3 stepchildren/5 grandchildren/2 great-grandchildren, and enjoying the companionship of her cat Coco.
E-mail: jplummer@strahcpa.com
Phone: (330) 666-7763

Ally Prestier – Accountant & Tax Preparer (Since 2015)

Graduated from Hiram College with a BS in Management in 2005 & an MS in Accounting from University of Notre Dame in 2010. Ally brings her 5+ years of work experience from Public accounting & audit prior to joining our staff. She handles bookkeeping, accounting and preparation of individual and business tax returns and works part-time during tax season. Enjoys spending time with her husband and three children and doing crossword puzzles.
E-mail: aprestier@strahcpa.com
Phone: (330) 825-5425

Kim Sandor – Payroll Processing/Admin Support (Since 2020)

Kim Sandor was hired to assist with Payroll Processing, assembling tax returns, and customer service. Kim lives in Suffield and enjoys spending time with her husband, 4 children, and son-in-law. 
Email: ksandor@strahcpa.com
Phone: (330) 666-7763

Jessica Sandrock – Payroll Processing & Accountant (Since 2017)

Graduated from Tiffin University with a BS in Business Management & Accounting from Tiffin University. Jessica holds 13 years of AP/AR Accounting experience. Jessica handles payroll processing and administration along including direct interface with our Payroll clients. She loves spending time with family, watching Cleveland sports, crafting and enjoying the outdoors.
E-mail: jsandrock@strahcpa.com
Phone: (330) 825-5425

Melanie Sejba, CPA – Accountant & Tax Preparer (Since 2011)

Graduated from University of Dayton with both a BS in Business Administration with a double major in Accounting & Finance followed by an MBA with an Accounting concentration. Melanie handles bookkeeping, accounting and tax preparation of individual and business tax returns on a part-time basis.  Melanie’s prior work experience includes 4 + years of Public Accounting & Audit prior to starting her family at which time she stepped away from the profession for a time. She enjoys spending time with her husband and children.
E-mail: msejba@strahcpa.com
Phone: (330) 825-5425

Kendra Strah – Office Administration/HR (Since 2010)

Graduated from The Ohio State University with a BA in Organizational Communication and HR Management in 1988.  Brings 8+ years of HR Generalist experience along with office administration background. Kendra provides office and HR support to all offices. Enjoys family time, spending time with her Chocolate Lab, watching sports especially volleyball, and staying active.