William B. Gowie, Jr. Named Small Business Person of the Year By Delaware County Chamber of Commerce
- February 16, 2022
- by Alaina Sforza
Springfield, PA (February 16, 2022) – William B. Gowie, Jr., CPA, MT, was named the 2022 Small Business Person of the Year by the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce. Gowie was selected because of his community engagement, company success, and strong leadership skills. He will be honored at the Small Business Award Luncheon on April 8 at the Drexelbrook Corporate Events Center in Drexel Hill.
Gowie is the managing partner and co-founder of Barsz Gowie Amon & Fultz (BGA&F), a full-service, fast-growing accounting firm based in Delaware County.
In 2001, at 26 years old, Gowie partnered with his boss and mentor, Eugene Steger, Jr., JD, CPA, to form Steger, Gowie & Co., Inc. Together, they built a very successful regional accounting firm. In 2017, they merged with another well-respected firm, Merves Amon & Barsz, LLC, to form BGA&F.
Under Gowie’s leadership, BGA&F merged in 2019 with Rimmer & Jennings (R&J), a Delaware County company that had been in business for over 45 years. BGA&F now boasts 50 employees and has grown more than 40 percent in the last two years.
“Bill has been successful in his career because of his ability to lead with integrity,” said Michael I. Amon, CPA, CGMA, MT co-founder of BGA&F.
“He is a mentor and teammate to his colleagues, staff and clients. Co-managing with Bill has allowed me to witness his strong work ethic, business expertise and willingness to always put the firm above himself.”
Dave Fultz, Jr., CPA, MBA echoed Amon’s sentiments.
“Having worked with Bill for over 20 years, I can attest to how deserving he is of this award. Despite the firm’s growth, Bill’s leadership mentality has remained a constant. He is goal-oriented, motivational, and humble.
“As a firm, we are extremely proud of Bill and everything he has sacrificed to build a multimillion-dollar company, while holding true to his public service and family values.”
In addition to serving as managing partner, Gowie directly manages a team of 12 accountants, bookkeepers and administrative staff. He specializes in working with small businesses and medical practices.
Gowie holds a B.A. from West Chester University in 1997 and earned his MT from Villanova University in 2000.
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About Barsz Gowie Amon & Fultz
Barsz Gowie Amon & Fultz provides a full range of audit, accounting, tax, business planning and management consulting services. With offices in Media and Chadds Ford, the firm stretches from Delaware County well into Chester County, Lancaster County, Philadelphia, Harrisburg and south to Delaware, D.C. and beyond. For more information, visit www.barszgowie.com or email email@example.com.