About Us

Company Overview

Cover & Rossiter is a growing innovative certified public accounting and advisory firm. Founded by Clarence Cover, the firm started in 1939 as the Wilmington Branch office of a Philadelphia accounting firm. In 1965, Cover & Co. was renamed  Cover & Rossiter, with the admission of Paul Rossiter as a director in the firm. As such, the firm enjoys trusted and longstanding relationships with many of the region’s most prominent businesses, individuals, nonprofit organizations and foundations. Cover & Rossiter has successfully transitioned through the generations to become a team of about 35 people, providing a full range of business services.

While our rich heritage certainly gives us a deep sense of tradition and experience, today’s Cover & Rossiter is a firm with the right mix of entrepreneurial spirit, technical abilities and enthusiasm. We work as a partner with our corporate clients to assist them in their successful operation of the business and our individual clients in helping them reap the rewards of prudent investing and financial planning.


Cover & Rossiter caters to nonprofit organizations, businesses and high net worth families and executives in the Wilmington area and is known for straightforward, honest and innovative advice. For over twenty years, the firm has been operated with three constant goals:

1. To ensure that clients always always get high quality, timely service at a fair price.
2. To run the firm on a financially conservative basis.
3. To pass the firm on to successors in an improved financial condition and positioned for continued success.
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Where Technology and Public Accounting Meet…

Cover & Rossiter is continually making advances in technology. We work with the latest tax and accounting software and keep our computer and communication hardware current. This allows us to be efficient both in the office or working from a remote location. We strive to work smarter not harder.  Another benefit of staying up-to-date with technology is continuing our effort for going GREEN.

  • Instead of storing paper files we scan all documents. It creates efficiency in workflow and reduces the amount of paper created in making copies and space having to store the paper files.
  • With the client’s permission, their tax returns are stored electronically in a secure software platform easily accessible by the client 24/7, eliminating the need for printing a paper copy.
  • We encourage our clients to send their documents electronically whenever possible.
  • We can accomplish many client tasks remotely consequently saving the need to travel to a client’s site.
  • Instead of receiving printed research materials, we subscribe to several online resources.

Mission Statement

As proactive partners and attentive advisors, Cover & Rossiter is committed to providing personal, quality, innovative services to our clients. We do this by developing strategies to maximize the profitability of the client and to minimize their individual tax burden.

Cover & Rossiter is also committed to retaining an experienced staff of professionals by fostering staff development, productivity and teamwork in a challenging, family-oriented work environment. We offer a positive work climate based on open and ongoing communication, trust, and respect for one another.

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