About Us


For years, Premier Accounting Services, P.C. has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Premier Accounting Services, P.C.’s expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and financial planning.

Premier Accounting Services, P.C. is one of the leading firms in and throughout Gloucester County. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients’ needs through research and sound analysis. Premier Accounting Services, P.C. is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of Pitman’s business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around Pitman. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Premier Accounting Services, P.C. receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

John J. Fitzpatrick, CPA

John is a member of the American Institute and New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants.  He is a Certified Consultant for Accountedge accounting software.  John has helped many small businesses improve their profitability through analysis of key performance indicators.  John is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Franklin Bank and a member of the Greater Pitman Chamber of Commerce.  John has been on Pitman Council since 2020 and served as Council President in 2022 and 2023.  He is a past president of the Greater Woodbury Jaycees and Gloucester County Foster and Adoptive Services.

John has lived in Pitman most of his life.  He is married to Maureen and they have 5 adult children.  John is an avid cyclist who does many charity bike-a-thons, including the MS 150 each year.

Brian R. Masessa, CPA

Brian is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and has received his MO-201 certification as an Excel Expert by Microsoft. He has over a decade of accounting experience and specializes in tax preparation, financial accounting, and budget analysis. As a member of the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce and Gloucester County Networkers organization, Brian is very active in his local community.

Outside of the office, Brian is an avid reader and traveler who never misses an episode of Jeopardy to test his knowledge. Brian is a University of Maryland alumni and can be found out and about Uptown Pitman with his wife Cara, and their dog Nova.

Heather S. Tierney

Employed by Premier Accounting Services since 2004, Heather provides payroll support for our business clients and prepares income tax returns for her growing client base.  Heather earned a B.A. in Economics from Gettysburg College and an M.A. in Economics from Temple University.  She regularly attends continuing education classes to update her knowledge of federal tax law.

A resident of Woodbury, Heather is married to John and is the proud mother of two sons.  She served on Woodbury City Council and she continues to volunteer for several civic organizations in her home town and volunteers for several civic organizations in her hometown.

In her spare time, Heather loves to play golf at Merchantville Country Club in Cherry Hill, where she is the captain of the women’s golf team.  She is a member of an all-female dragon boat racing team that participates in the annual Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival.  She sings in her church choir and is a co-director of the youth choir at Central Baptist Church in Woodbury.

Rachel Furman

Rachel received her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Widener University and has been part of the Premier Accounting Services team since 2013.  She has experience in bookkeeping, payroll, and preparing individual and business tax returns.    She handles the required filings of payroll taxes and sales tax for the vast majority of our business clients.

Rachel lives in Washington Township with her husband and 2 children and enjoys spending time with her family down the shore in her spare time.

Michele Cressman

Michele graduated from Rowan University receiving a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a NJ Teaching Certification in General Business/Secretarial Studies. She joined Premier Accounting Services in 2019. As the Administrative Assistant, Michele is responsible for greeting our clients, providing office support, and scheduling appointments. She is also a Notary Public and an integral part of our tax season team.

Michele resides in Pitman with her husband Rusty and has four adult children and three grandchildren. Michele loves spending time with her family, staying at the Jersey shore and cooking.