Joseph A. Bruce


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Joe has more than 21 years of public accounting experience since joining the firm in 1996. His background includes serving a variety
of clients in the construction, manufacturing, retail and oil and gas industries and employee benefit plans, including publicly traded companies.

Joe assists clients with financial reporting and operational matters and is responsible for the overall management and supervision of
audit engagements. Such responsibilities require significant planning and administrative skills and extensive knowledge of financial reporting requirements, key technical issues and understanding the operating concerns of the entities served. Joe regularly attends
local and national conferences for the oil and gas and construction sectors, and has significant involvement in the firm’s continuing education programs and industry groups.


B.S. - Accounting, Waynesburg College

Professional & Community Involvement

Member—American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants

Member—Schneider Downs Construction Services Industry Group 

Member—Business School Advisory Board, Waynesburg University 

Past Board Member—Master Builders Association Young Contractors and YouthWorks, Inc.

Do you have a hobby or personal passion?
Golf and baseball

What was the best advice you’ve ever received?
Paraphrasing the Andrew Carnegie line, “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishment toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.

Who was your role model?
My Dad

What was your childhood dream?
I always wanted to play centerfield for the Pirates

People would be surprised to know that I…….
….was in the emergency room at least once a year until I reached my mid-twenties

What is the best or most interesting thing about your career?
I will spend my entire career working for just one company – Schneider Downs.

What was your first job?
Working on a farm

Do you have a “motto?”
Greatness courts failure. If you want to be average, you probably will be. 
Do you have advice for young professionals?

Work with passion, energy and a desire to improve every day.