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bio-emersonCPA – Partner

Shawn P. Emerson is a Partner at McGill, Power, Bell & Associates, LLP. He joined the firm in 2002. He is a member of the firm’s Non-profit and Government Service Group.

Shawn focuses on providing accounting, audit and attest, consulting and tax services to the for-profit, non-profit, governmental and affordable housing & community development industries. He also has experience in audit and attest services for proprietary and non-profit institutions of higher education. Many of Shawn’s clients are subject to US Office of Management and Budget Circular A-133.

Shawn is a member of McGill, Power, Bell & Associates quality control committee.


  • The Canisius College of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
    Bachelor of Science, Accounting


  • Certified Public Accountant, CPA

Professional & Civic Organizations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)
  • PICPA Non-profit Conference & Technical Issues Committee Member
  • PICPA Executive Committee Erie Chapter
  • Executive Advisory Committee of Central Tech H.S. City of Erie School District
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Financial Secretary