Firm Profile

The Firm was formed in 1998 as a result of the merger of Salmin & Celona CPA’s with Wehrle & Wehrle CPA’s. Each of the partners worked in Big 4 international firms or other large regional/local firms prior to starting or joining Flaherty Salmin. The Firm takes great pride in providing its clients with the knowledge, experience and technical capabilities of the largest firms but with increased attention to service at competitive prices.

The Firm has enjoyed consistent growth since its inception, with practice specialties in Affordable Housing, Business Services, Personal Services, and CPA Firm Peer Reviews.

We are currently ranked the 11th Largest CPA Firm in the Rochester Area by the Rochester Business Journal’s CPA Firm Listing (October 2021). We believe our success is due in large part to our adherence to our mission statement and firm values.

We are an independent member firm of PrimeGlobal* (formerly Polaris International), an international association of independent accounting firms, with member firms located throughout the world.


We are extremely pleased that Flaherty Salmin has always completed its Peer Reviews with unmodified reports (the highest rating attainable). The issuance of an unmodified report serves as recognition that the Firm has achieved a level of quality control that reflects the highest standards within the profession today.

* Flaherty Salmin is a member of PrimeGlobal, a worldwide association of independent accounting firms and business advisors. PrimeGlobal does not and cannot offer any professional services to clients. Each independent member of PrimeGlobal is a separate firm and an independent legal entity. Prime Global is not a partnership and the independent member firms are not acting as agents of PrimeGlobal or other independent member firms.