We pride ourselves on developing a close, trusted relationship with our clients. The following testimonials speak to our customer-focused audit approach:


“This is just a note to compliment you and your firm on the quality of service and professionalism with which you and your staff conducted yourselves throughout the entire span of your contract tenure with the City of Vermilion (10 years). You were able to conclude all of your work with minimal interference, and in a very discrete and timely manner. Additionally, whenever any questions of accounting treatment were asked, the answers provided were straightforward and easily understood. I would never hesitate to recommend you, and your firm, for any future audit engagements, or GAAP conversion work.”

Laurence Rush, CPA
Former Finance Director at City of Vermilion


“I have worked with Charles E. Harris & Associates for over 10 years. They are remarkable in how they approach their audit in being customer friendly. They are thorough, knowledgeable and work with your schedule to complete the task in a timely manner. Their cost is very reasonable and I have never had better auditors to work with. I have also had a CAFR for the last three years with the help of Charles E. Harris & Associates and plan to continue to use them in the future. To say it bluntly: They are the best.”

David R. Michel
Former Treasurer at Eastwood Local School


“We have contracted with Charles E. Harris & Associates, Inc. for financial auditing services and GAAP consulting services since 2004. As a finance director, I have had numerous dealings with accountants and auditors over the years.  Charles E. Harris & Associates, Inc. has continuously shown their dedication to enhancing the auditing process by working with me and my staff to ensure timely filings and addressing audit issues as necessary throughout the audit.  They are available to answer any questions that arise outside of the auditing process as well.  Their staff is focused on communication with clients and is clear about the information they require.  They are also well-prepared and considerate of the time schedules of myself and my employees, often preparing requests and then allowing us the time to fulfill them while efficiently moving on to other areas. I have also been impressed by their knowledge and professionalism. I would recommend the auditing and consulting services of Charles E. Harris & Associates, Inc. and I look forward to continuing the City’s relationship with them.”

Cathy Ramey
Finance Director
City of Huron


“It is my pleasure to recommend the audit services of Charles E. Harris and Associates. They have been performing the City of Ashtabula’s annual independent audit since 2015. They are very thorough, professional, and well prepared in their audit work. They came on-site with a team of people and completed the work with as little disruption to our staff and their usual workload as possible. They have been very easy to work with and are very clear when they request information. We know what they are asking for and in what format they want it. Finally, their total costs are competitive and the audits are completed timely.”

Dana Pinkert
Director of Finance
City of Ashtabula