Report: #143052

Complaint Review: William M. Kaneski CPA

  • Submitted: Tue, May 17, 2005
  • Updated: Mon, September 14, 2009
  • Reported By: Ambridge Pennsylvania
  • William M. Kaneski CPA
    500 3rd Street
    Beaver, Pennsylvania

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William M Kaneski, CPA is the most disreputable, greedy, manipulative person that I have ever had the misfortune of meeting. His greed holds no bounds. He charges a whopping $250 an hour for his services and once he gets his hooks into you, he lies, creates unnecessary work and tries to scare you that the IRS will fine you.

Whatever you do, do not have him ever represent you in a legal situation. He charges for unnecessary phone calls to attorneys so he can be able to charge back to the client. He makes unnecessary phone calls to clients and makes huge issues out of nothing in order to charge you.

He will get things repaired in his office that were broken and charges the clients, claiming that it is the clients' case that required the 'upgraded software' for the 'special nature of the case'.

He sends out repeat copies of paperwork with new cover pages and charges you for entirely new reports, when in actuality the report was precisely the same one he sent three months prior. He will do anything to create work for himself to pad his bill.

This man deserves tarring, feathering and being ran out of town. Do not EVER go to this man for anything whatsoever!

Anonymous, Pennsylvania
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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company


AUTHOR: Bill Kaneski - ()

The complaint listed above is completely false. I have been practicing in public accounting for more than 40 years and have worked diligently to provide each and every client with the best possible service.


You will find below one Client Letter of Experience and two Client Testimonial Letters. The Client Testimonial Letters noted below are reflected on our webpage at:

 If you would like to engage our firm, please contact our office via email at  and we would welcome the opportunity to meet with you.




X and Y Last Name

Street Address

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June 19, 2013


To Whom It May Concern:


The purpose of this letter is to convey the experience that we have had in utilizing the services of William M. Kaneski, CPA, for our companies:  Company #1, Company #2 and Company #3.  Bill has been our corporate accountant for the past three years.  He was recommended to us by our financial advisor as a highly skilled, meticulous accountant.  We were cautioned that his fees would be higher than what we were accustomed to paying.  However, we were told that you get what you pay for.  We have found the advisor's comments to be completely true.


 We left the services of our previous accountant because we did not feel we were getting proper tax planning.  When Bill took on our account, we thought our books were in good order.  However, what Bill found was a bit of a mess.  It resulted in his amending two years of returns.  His thoroughness in digging through our mounds of information, interviewing all involved and correcting the problems was really astounding.  His attentiveness to detail is like nothing we have ever seen.  His documentation of everything is impeccable.  While we are usually described by others in the business world as being organized, Bill takes that term to new heights.  This new way of doing things took some adjustment for us, including a switch from Peachtree to QuickBooks.  However, at the end of the pain that comes with any change, we felt very comfortable to be in such good hands.


 Bill not only straightened out our accounting issues, he also tried to help us look at the bigger picture.  He helped us re-evaluate our buy/sell agreement, our insurance needs and our personal budgets and records as they related to Company #1 and the related entities.  His vast knowledge in all things financial is extremely impressive.  It was amazing to see how, with Bill's help, all the pieces of the financial puzzle could interlock to make a cohesive plan covering death, disaster or retirement.


In summation, we would recommend Bill highly to anyone looking for a Certified Public Accountant. 

He is extremely intelligent, knowledgeable,  professional  and detail oriented.  These characteristics make him unparalleled in his field.  We also know him to be a caring man of high moral standards.  These traits make him a rare gem. 




X & Y Last Name





I am writing in reference to my experience with William Kaneski, CPA.


He has been my accountant for nineteen years and has taken care of my radiology group as well as my personal accounting.  He is absolutely meticulous, unfailingly prompt and accurate in his work for me.  I have never had to deal with late filing, adjustments refilling or questioned reports.  During this time I was audited by the IRS for the corporate group.  The agent had allowed two weeks for the audit, and completed his work in less than one-half day.  He was highly complimentary at the completion of his examination and delighted at the organization of the recorded material and its clarity and accuracy.  Needless to say, no questions or adjustments were asked.


Because of Bill's work, I feel completely relieved of concern about financial records.  [My] office employees are directed precisely in their day by day routines and Bill has made their jobs easier and more efficient.  Bill works very well with them and maintains cordial relations with each of them because they have been instructed in detail the proper method of recording accounts and maintaining proper controls.


I can recommend Bill Kaneski without reservation as CPA from my own long experience with him. He has been invaluable to me as he has contributed greatly to my financial success and given me peace of mind concerning deriving, recording and filing of accounts, personal records, insurance and tax matters.

Yours Truly,

HaroldL.Leitel, M.D.



William M. Kaneski, CPA, has been my accountant for 25 years. Bill is knowledgeable, very pleasant to work with and stays up to date with tax law and accounting changes through continuing education.


Bill's office has the latest computer software available and is run in a professional and businesslike manner. His staff is comprised of very competent individuals.







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Rebuttal to May 17, 2005 Ripoff Report

AUTHOR: William M. Kaneski, CPA - (USA)


On August 31, 2009, I became aware of the slanderous, unfounded and misleading report filed by "Anonymous" on May 17, 2005. 

I have been in practice for 36 years, and I have never had allegations such as these made against me.  I totally rebut and refute all of the false and erroneous statements made by this anonymous individual.

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