Harper & Whitfield, P.C. announce Pedersen, Penn as new managers

Farmington, CT-based Member firm HARPER & WHITFIELD, P.C., announced that Joshua R. Pedersen, CPA, CGMA, MBA and Wendy J. Penn, EA have been promoted to manager.            

Pedersen joined the firm in November 2000 after graduating from Western New England University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and from Central Connecticut State University with a Master of Business Administration. He is being promoted from his previous position of senior accountant.

During his years with the firm, Pedersen has focused on providing accounting, tax, and other services to a variety of closely held businesses and their owners, as well as to not-for-profit entities. His clients include those in the architecture, construction, consulting, investment advisory, manufacturing, real estate, and wholesale distribution industries, as well as religious and educational institutions and private foundations. Pedersen is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Wendy Penn started working for James F. Belfiore, CPA in 1992 as a senior accountant and later joined the Harper & Whitfield team in January 2004 when the firm acquired Jim’s practice. She is being promoted from her previous position of senior accountant and is also responsible for the day to day operations of the firm’s Simsbury office. Penn received her accounting degree in 1988. She attended Tunxis Community College and Central Connecticut State University.

As an Enrolled Agent, Penn is licensed to practice before the Internal Revenue Service and various state and local tax authorities. She works closely with her clients, ranging from small businesses and their owners, to corporations and trusts. She is very often involved in assisting her clients with internal accounting, as well as a variety of income tax compliance and planning matters. Penn is a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents and the Avon Business Network International.