About Us

What We Do

At Rowland Connelly Joyce & Associates, we provide comprehensive accounting, tax, and management advisory services to privately-help businesses throughout Ohio. The Cleveland CPA firm's clientele spans a wide range of industries, including manufacturers, construction contractors, commercial and residential real estate developers and property managers, professional service corporations, transportation companies, and not-for-profit organizations, among others.

We realize the importance of meeting the challenge of today's complex financial marketplace and keeping abreast of changing tax laws. For this reason, our firm has placed itself on the cutting edge of the information superhighway. Our technology allows fingertip access to the most recent I.R.S. regulations and information, quick reference to research materials and a multitude of technical planning tools. We also have state-of-the-art tax return and financial statement software packages to enhance accuracy and to ensure that all possible tax deduction avenues are addressed.

Each professional at our Firm knows the importance of service to the client. This service is performed on a timely basis in a personal manner in order to help our clients reach their financial goals and maintain our dedication to serving your financial needs. We are large enough to offer a diversity of financial services, yet small enough to implement those services in a personalized manner.

Recent surveys have concluded that CPA's are the most trusted financial advisors. Such trust is held in the highest regard by our professionals, as we strive each day to fulfill such expectations.

It is our goal to provide high quality services and to react promptly to our clients' needs, while still providing a reasonable fee relative to the services performed.

For more information on how we can begin to provide you with useful, practical knowledge through quality service, please call our office at (440) 331-3933 to set up a no-charge initial consultation with one of our qualified staff members.

Our Team

Professional memberships held by the Firm or professional staff include the Tax Divisions of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Westside Caucus of CPA's.

Accounting backgrounds of our staff range from working for one of the largest CPA firms in the world, to practicing accounting for a small manufacturing firm. Taxation experience includes Internal Revenue Service approval of qualified pension plans and nonprofit organizations, audit, support for federal, state and local business and individual tax returns and numerous international and estate tax engagements.

Mark C. Rowland

CPA - Director

Mark is the founding partner of the firm, bringing over 40 years of public accounting experience to assist the firms clients' business and tax challenges. He has a broad base of experience in business and accounting consultation, attest services, and corporate taxation. Mark is a graduate of Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania. Areas of expertise include:

James T. Joyce Jr.

CPA - Director

Jim's extensive experience has been learned during his 25+ years in public accounting. This includes both small and medium sized company business planning and advising as well as personal taxes and tax planning. Jim is a graduate of Cleveland State University and is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, and is a member of the tax section of each organization. Industries served include construction, manufacturing, not-for-profit, retail and professional services. Areas of expertise include:

Wendy Joyce


Wendy is a graduate of Cleveland State University. She brings over 25 years experience in public accounting with extensive knowledge preparing individual and business taxes. Wendy's industries served include manufacturing, not-for-profit, retail and professional services. Wendy is a member of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants. Her specialties include:

Donald N. VanGilder


Don has been with the firm since 2005 and is a graduate of Bethany College, Bethany, WV and has a Juris Doctorate degree from Case Western Reserve University. Don brings a wide array of expertise to his clients. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants and is a member in the tax section of each. Areas of special expertise include:

Patrice Palange


Patrice is a graduate of Cleveland State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. She is an enrolled agent and is a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents and Ohio Society of Enrolled Agents. Patrice has nearly 25 years experience in personal and business tax preparation and planning. Her specialties include:

Tara Lynch

Administrative Assistant

Tara has an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts and is the firm's Notary Public. She has provided the general office and detailed administrative support for the firm's partners and staff for 15+ years. Her valuable experience enables her to assist and provide the firm's clients with consistent and timely communication.

Give us a call

(440) 331-3933

20545 Center Ridge Rd
Suite 220
Rocky River, OH 44116

Who are our clients

The clients of Rowland Connelly Joyce & Associates Inc. range from an individual working as a llama breeder to a corporation with holdings in the millions.