Member Spotlight - Bowers & Company CPA's, PLLC

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Company Description: Bowers & Company CPAs, PLLC is a firm of certified public accountants offering a wide range of services in the areas of accounting, auditing, taxation, and consulting. The Firm was originally established in 1977, as a result of a desire to offer the same high-quality services of the national firms but with a personalized approach more appropriate to small- and medium-sized companies. Since its formation, Bowers has experienced strong, steady growth to its present size of 18 partners and a staff of approximately 95 professionals, representing clients with operations in over 35 states and numerous international locations. Bowers has offices in both Syracuse, NY and Watertown, NY.

Bowers & Company’s Railroad Group is the premier accounting, financial planning and business consulting services group to the Short Line Railroad industry. We have proven that the growth and prosperity of our clients is enhanced by the financial guidance we provide them. 

Number of employees?
Bowers & Company CPAs has over 95 team members.

How long has your company served in the rail industry? Our expertise is based on 40 years of analysis and accumulated knowledge of the Short Line Railroad industry. In that time, we have served more than 150 railroad clients. We have built a comprehensive set of services that enable us to understand and meet any Railroad or Railroad supplier’s needs, no matter what stage your business is at.

As a service provider in the rail industry, we have been able to witness firsthand just how unique the industry is. Railroads have become the anchors of many communities, drawing different people, industries and jobs to various areas. Our experience has been that Railroads tend to be very employee and community oriented. They treat their employees like family, more than any other industry we work in.

Experiences/lessons learned from operating during COVID-19? The COVID-19 Pandemic has reemphasized the importance of those personal connections to us. While we do have the ability to work remotely, what we miss most is being able to visit our clients and their locations. For us, there is just no replacing those face-to-face interactions.

What do you value most about membership in ASLRRA? Our long-term membership with ASLRRA has afforded us the opportunity to cultivate long lasting and meaningful relationships with a wide range of professionals in the industry. The wealth of industry knowledge that we have gained through these connections and through our membership, has become second to none for us.