• “They understand what is driving business results. Our relationship with them has been a total win-win!”
  • “Lear & Pannepacker, LLP is just the best company I have ever hired!  Never have I experienced any professional services firm “learn” my business more quickly and effectively.”
  • “I am convinced if Eric Lear was aboard the Titanic, the ship would have missed the iceberg completely and would have made it to port.”
  • “They provide peace of mind by competently handling your finances, allowing you to concentrate on expanding your business; it’s a perfect partnership.”
  • “Eric, Scot and all of the employees of Lear & Pannepacker, LLP have always provided excellent accounting services in a prompt and professional manner.”
  • “Lear & Pannepacker, LLP has been our auditor for over ten years. The first year they performed our audit they offered suggestions on how to improve our internal controls that were easily implemented. Unlike many, I rather look forward to our annual audit.”
  • “We have worked with other auditors, but have not found another firm to be nearly as professional, reliable, and trustworthy as Lear & Pannepacker, LLP!”
  • “Our extended family has used Lear and Pannepacker for accounting and tax services for about two decades. They have always been responsive, helpful, thoughtful and fun to work with.”
  • “As our company has grown, Lear & Pannepacker, LLP has helped us to improve our financial and accounting systems and reporting. Hiring L&P has been a great investment for us!”
  • “The entire firm, from the partners to the staff accountants to the administrative personnel, works as a team and go out of their way to help.”
  • “Our account manager, Steve, exemplifies the hard work, reliability, efficiency, and integrity that are the hallmarks of this firm.”
  • “Lear & Pannepacker, LLP has performed numerous business valuations for us, and I have come to depend on them for complete, accurate and timely results. I would recommend them without hesitation!”
  • “I am delighted to say that Lear & Pannepacker, LLP was initially retained pro-bono, as they had gifted us their accounting services to get us started as a non-profit. The service we received was stellar: prompt turnaround, accurate work, forward-thinking!”
  • “I have worked one-on-one with L&P’s team of professionals and together we have been very successful in meeting our mutual clients’ needs and goals. I trust the firm implicitly!”
  • “We have been clients of Lear & Pannepacker, LLP since 1984, and this accounting firm has been a great liaison, dealing with all levels of the tax code, various auditors, and related matters.”
  • “When you’re looking for accountants who not only know their jobs but really care and are genuinely trying to help, they are the people to go to!”
  • “Lear & Pannepacker, LLP is a perfect match for new high tech start-up businesses because they understand the special needs of small companies.”
  • “Lear and Pannepacker, LLP is one of the most competent, responsive, and professional firms in New Jersey!”
  • “L&P truly have their client’s best interests at heart and are 100% invested in their clients’ success. We consider them part of our “family” for the last twenty eight years!”

Eric Robert Lear, CPA
Managing Partner

ERL   Phone: (609) 452-2200

   Fax: (609) 452-1065

   Founded the Firm: 1984

 

 

 

Areas of Focus:
Eric is the Managing Partner at Lear & Pannepacker, LLP. His areas of focus include strategic planning for small, family-owned and mid-sized businesses, financing arrangements for businesses and individuals, customized financial planning for individuals, planning and negotiating complex business transactions and IRS, state and other taxing authority settlements, as well as real estate transactions and tax planning and compliance. Eric is also the computer systems/security partner, client/public relations partner, and the CPE coordinator at the firm.

Education:
Rider University, Bachelors of Science in Commerce/Accounting

Professional Certifications:
Licensed Certified Public Accountant in New Jersey
Licensed Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania
Licensed Certified Public Accountant in New York
Certified Specialist in Management Consulting, National Institute for  Excellence in Professional Education
Certified Personal Financial Planning, American Institute of  Certified Public Accountants
Certificate of Negotiating Real Estate Transactions, Wharton School  of the University of Pennsylvania

Professional Associations & Memberships:
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Member
New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, Fellow
Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member

Professional Awards & Recognition:
“Small Business Person of the Year, 1994”, Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce
“Good Guy Award-Accountant, 2002”, Boy Scouts of America in Central Jersey
“Spirit of Edison Award, 2008”, Thomas Edison State College

Community Involvement:
Thomas Edison State College Board of Trustees, Chairman, Executive  Committee Member, Finance and Administration Member

Thomas Edison State College Foundation Board Member, Executive Committee  Member, Treasurer, Investment Committee Chair and Finance Committee Chair

Rotary International (Princeton Club), Board of Directors Member, Executive  Committee Member, Treasurer

Nassau Club of Princeton, Member, Finance Committee Member,  Admissions Committee Co-Chairman

RomAsia Bank, Founding Member, Board of Directors Member, Executive Committee,  Treasurer, Loan Committee Member, Audit Committee Chairperson

Jacob Creek Homeowners Association, Board of Directors Member and Treasurer

Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce, Member