Timothy J. Hammer CPA

Tim began his public accounting career in 1984. He joined the firm in 1986 and served as a shareholder in the assurance and tax advisors practice for more than 17 years.  In 2014, Tim became co-managing shareholder of the firm. Tim's primary responsibilities include the management and coordination of selected audit, review and tax engagements. In 2006, Tim was elected to the firm's Board of Directors and in 2014 was elected as co-managing shareholder of the firm.  Accordingly, Tim spends a good portion of his time assisting in the management of day-to-day operations of the firm while still serving select clients of the firm.  Tim's experience includes employee benefit plan auditing and serving clients in several industries including manufacturing, retail, transportation, wholesale and professional services.


B.S. - Accounting, Robert Morris College

Professional and Community Involvement

Member—American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants

Former Chair—Employee Benefit Plan Services Group

Member—Schneider Downs' Board of Directors

Committee Member—HEARTH

Committee Member—United Way Tocqueville John Heinz Award - Nominating Committee

Do you have a hobby or personal passion?
Breeding and racing thoroughbred horses

Who was your role model?
My Dad. I admire his work ethic and his dedication to family.

What was your childhood dream?
I wanted to play in the NHL (lol)

If you could go back in time, what advice would you give your college self?
Enjoy it more. Don’t be too focused on the next phase in life.

People would be surprised to know that I…….
….own thoroughbred race horses.

Do you have a “motto?”
Enjoy life and respect other people.

When you have an hour of free time, what do you like to do?
Take my Labrador, Gino, to the park.

Do you have advice for young professionals?
Make sure you enjoy your career and what you do. 

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Shareholder Don Applegarth has more than 26 years of public accounting experience and is the practice leader of the Schneider Downs Accounting, Assurance and Advisory Services department. He has experience serving companies in a variety of industries, including but not limited to manufacturing, retail, construction, real estate, transportation and logistics, and natural resources.

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