About Us

We combine experience and resources with a personal touch. We serve every client with respect, concern, care, and due diligence. Our clients come back to us year after year because they know they are in good hands. We work hard to develop long-term relationships. Whether your needs are simple or complex, we can help.

Our Firm

Please take a moment and learn about our people, our history, our credentials, and our areas of specialization. If you have any questions or would like more detailed information about how we can help you, don’t hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to serve you.

Our People

Mark W. Chandler, CPA (NC Certificate 23412) Mark is a 1982 graduate of Appalachian State University and is a Kernersville native. He was employed in the transportation industry prior to joining the firm in 1991.

Terry M. Richter, CPA (NC Certificate 33593 and NJ Certificate 26222) Terry is a 1993 graduate of Kean University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.  Her professional career includes audits for non-public companies, government audits and tax preparation for individuals, corporations, partnerships and non-profits. She is also a QuickBooks Pro-Advisor. She relocated from New Jersey to Oak Ridge with her husband and two boys in 2004. When she’s not working she enjoys traveling and improving her boxing skills.

Rebecca L. Slate, Staff Accountant – Becky joined the firm in 1997 and  is a 1999 graduate of Guilford Technical Community College with a degree in accounting.  Her professional career spans over 30 years experience in accounting and financial management for governmental agencies and small private sector businesses.  Her interests include gardening, arts, and hiking in the mountains.  

Susan Piotrowski, Payroll Coordinator – Susan graduated from Illinois State University with a double major in International Business and Marketing.  She has lived in the Kernersville area for over half her life and has been with us since 2017.  She enjoys traveling and the outdoors.  Susan and her husband enjoy watching their children’s school activities and sporting events.  She is an active member of her church and is a Girl Scout leader.

Sherry Everhart, Staff Accountant – Sherry graduated in 2006 from Central Christian University with a Bachelor of Ministry Degree.  She also has a Finance and Accounting Degree from Forsyth Technical College.  Her background is in public, private and non-profit accounting.  She serves as the Children’s Pastor at her church and is an avid animal lover.

Matthew Mitchell, Accountant – Matt is a 2019 graduate of Coastal Carolina University with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Accounting. He began his career here at Chandler & Richter in 2020 after completing the CPA examination.  Matt enjoys playing paintball and competing in paintball tournaments in his free time.

Our Credentials

Our firm’s licensing enables us to practice public accounting in both North Carolina and New Jersey. Our professionals are members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. 

Our Areas of Specialization

Our entire operation is rooted in an established practice of personal service and attention to our clients while meeting the highest standards of accounting practices. From this foundation, we offer the following specialized services: small business start-up, full payroll service, strategic tax planning and reporting for individuals and businesses, and on-going consulting services for business development and management.

Our Network

With experience and time, we’ve built a network of trusted associates that have the same commitment to service that we do. We receive no remuneration from them – just the satisfaction of recommending their business.

www.ssa.gov
The Social Security Administration’s official site featuring online forms, benefits information and other services.


www.irs.gov

Contains a complete list of tax forms and publications available for direct download. Provides tax resources, including software, preparation tips and forms, and tax information for individuals, businesses and organizations.

www.ncdor.gov
North Carolina Department of Revenue’s official site.

www.des.nc.gov
The North Carolina Employment Security Commission provides information on labor laws, minimum wage requirements, workers compensation, and unemployment tax rates and limits.