Stephen J. Lighty, CPA

Director, Entrepreneurial Services Group

Known for providing exceptional service with a personal touch, Steve collaborates with business owners to help them achieve their full potential. His approach includes driving growth by aligning a company’s strategic goals with their day to day business processes.

Before joining Stambaugh Ness, Steve served as a partner for over 23 years at Bergdoll & Company, LLP. During that time, Steve worked closely with a wide range of both individual and corporate clients. And while his passion for accounting keeps him busy, it’s not all about numbers. A love of the outdoors keeps Steve busy in his spare time and if he wasn’t living the dream as a CPA we’d find him in a park ranger uniform.


  • BS degree in Accounting from York College of Pennsylvania, cum laude

Professional & Community Highlights

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member
  • York County History Center, Finance Committee Member

Ask Steve About

The time he saw John Wayne at Love Field Airport in Dallas.