GYF Announces Promotions

Three GYF professionals were recently promoted: Jim O’Mara rose to Senior Manager in the ERP Solutions Group; Emily Miller was named as a Manager in the A&A Services Group; and Joe Rys was promoted to Manager in the Tax Services Group.


James F. O’Mara CPA – Senior Manager, ERP Solutions Group

James utilizes his 13 years of accounting and technology experience to provide business consulting and support for implementations of ERP solutions. He works directly with clients to improve business processes and help organizations to maximize their technology investments. The ERP Solutions Group is a channel partner for NetSuite, one of the industry’s leading cloud based ERP vendors. James has experience implementing NetSuite systems and working with industry-specific functionality, including project management, reporting/saved searches, procure to pay, and order to cash.

Prior to joining Grossman Yanak & Ford in 2018, James worked in professional services at an international public accounting firm, and at Fortune 500 companies in the Pittsburgh area within
the manufacturing and pharmaceuticals industries. He brings a cross-functional background stemming from his experience in the areas of Audit and Assurance, Management Consulting,
Systems Implementations, and Process Improvement. James earned his B.S. in Business Administration, with dual degrees in Accounting and Accounting Information Systems, from Duquesne University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Pennsylvania.

Outside of work, James enjoys playing golf, running, listening to music, and spending time with his family. He lives in Wexford with his wife, Gabrielle, and their son, Brady.


Emily J. Miller, CPAManager, Audit Services Group

Emily has more than six years of experience in public accounting. She specializes in providing assurance services for a variety of clients including manufacturers and not-for-profit organizations. She also has expertise in performing audits of defined contribution employee benefit plans.

Emily earned her Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in Accounting and Finance, graduating magna cum laude from Grove City College in 2015. Following her graduation, she joined Grossman Yanak & Ford LLP, where she previously served as a summer intern. She is also a certified public accountant (CPA) licensed in the state of Pennsylvania

In 2022, Emily graduated from Leadership Washington County, a leadership development program that empowers individuals to lead themselves, others, and their communities while developing a professional network of local business leaders. The program creates leaders who work to improve the community and positively influence others beyond their roles as employees. She serves on the Finance Committee for Primary Care Health Services, Inc., a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She also serves as the Chair of the Finance Committee for Crossroads Church in Oakdale and enjoys volunteering on the worship team there, which she has done for more than 12 years.

Emily and her husband, Ian, reside in McDonald.


Joseph R. Rys, CPA, MAcc – Manager, Tax Services

Joe has over six years of public accounting experience, providing tax compliance, planning and advisory services for various business entities and their owners. His clients include corporations, S corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and individuals. Since joining GYF in 2019, Joe has served closely held businesses within the manufacturing, professional services, restaurant and real estate industries. In addition to tax compliance, he often engages in various special project work including fixed asset depreciation analyses, quarterly and annual tax projections, state sales tax issues and various payroll tax assistance.

A graduate of Duquesne University, Joe earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and Finance in 2015, along with his Master of Science in Accountancy in 2016. Joe joined GYF in 2019, after working for a local firm in Philadelphia for more than three years. He is  a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Pennsylvania.

Joe and his fiancé, Leah, live in Ohio Township.

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Grossman Yanak & Ford LLP, a certified public accounting and consulting firm, was founded in 1990. The firm is led by eight partner and serves clients in Pittsburgh and the surrounding region.

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