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Our Background:

Five Star Payroll Services, LLC is family owned and operated by two C.P.A.’s and one accountant. Our tax clients at our C.P.A. firm, Dernar & Associates, LLC entrusted us enough to fulfill their tax needs as well as their payroll needs. The need for payroll got large enough so we decided to create a separate company, and that’s how Five Star Payroll Services, LLC got its start! Although Five Star Payroll just started up in 2014, we have actually been doing payroll at the C.P.A. firm for over 30 years!


Five Star Payroll Services, LLC is located in the same building as the C.P.A. firm as we work hand in hand with our client’s tax, financial and payroll needs. Wouldn’t it be nice to have ALL of your tax and payroll requirements done in one place?  You don’t have to wait for your payroll preparer to send your C.P.A. your payroll information so you can get your tax return or financial statements done. You don’t have to worry about getting charged for misplacing a check, losing a report or a W-2. You will always deal with the same person when you come to us. We know all of our clients personally and really take the time to figure out what your specific needs and requests are.

David K. Dernar, C.P.A

He has been in the accounting field since 1968. He graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1969 with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting.


He worked for several accounting firms after graduating college and then decided to start his own firm in 1974 after passing the C.P.A. exam. He is the sole owner of the C.P.A. firm Dernar & Associates, LLC located in Murrysville, Pennsylvania.


He started noticing the growing needs of our tax clients for payroll and decided to start a separate company in order to fulfill those needs. 

Chantelle D. Filotei, C.P.A., MS Tax:

She has been in the accounting field since 2004. She graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.


Chantelle also has her Master’s degree in Taxation from Duquesne University which she obtained in 2007. She passed the C.P.A. exam in 2010.


She is involved in the day to day operations of the payroll firm and ensures it is running accordingly.

Laura T. Dernar, Accountant

Laura has been working in the payroll department for over 30 years.


She, along with 2 other employees, work on the daily payroll requests and the quarterly summary reports.  

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