Steven A. Barber CPA, MST

Steve has been serving clients with Schneider Downs since 2003 and has more than 15 years of experience in all areas of tax planning,
research and compliance, accounting and financial reporting matters for closely held businesses.

Steve provides services to the firm’s clients that include the coordination and review of corporate, partnership and individual tax returns, including development and communication of tax strategies to management.

Steve serves clients in a number of diversified industries, including automobile, construction, real estate, professional services and manufacturing.


B.S.- Accounting, Pennsylvania State University with a minor in Economics, M.S. - Taxation, University of Denver

Professional and Community Involvement

Member—American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants
Member—Schneider Downs Auto Dealer Advisors
Member—Schneider Downs Cost Segregation Study Strategy Team

Do you have a hobby/personal passion?  

My passion is my family, work/life balance is important.  Following college sport and recruiting.

What was the best advice you’ve ever received?  

Treat people the way you want to be treated

Who is your role model?

Parents – both being cancer survivors, their outlook on life are the most positive I have seen.

What was your childhood dream?

To be a NBA basketball player and a doctor on the offseason

If you could go back in time, what advice would you give your college self? 

Time management is one of the most important things to learn that will help you into the future

People would be surprised to know that I…

I am from DuBois and I do not hunt

What is the best or most interesting thing about your career?   

The fact that clients and co-workers become friends

What was your first job?   

Cutting lawns/shoveling snow/raking leaves for all of the older ladies in my neighborhood

Do you have a “motto”? (spoken or unspoken)

A rich man has nothing to do with money

When you have an hour of free time, what do you like to do?   

Play with my two sons

Do you have advice for young professionals?

Be a team player, work hard and have the right attitude


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big problem:
A limited employee benefit plan.
big thinking:
Increased contributions and employee retention.

Shareholder Joe Bruce has more than 21 years of public accounting experience since joining Schneider Downs in 1996. He has expertise with a variety of clients including construction, manufacturing, retail, oil and gas industries, and employee benefit plans.

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