Partners at accounting firm Bechtel Kopin & Company CPA PC have parted company, with the firm splitting into two businesses based in upstate New York.

The original firm, based in Amherst, will now be renamed Kopin & Co. CPA PC, with Marion Kopin remaining in charge over five employees. Former partners Christopher Bechtel and Joanne Wasinger left in April to set up a separate firm, Bechtel & Wasinger CPAs PLLC, in Williamsville with two employees. “They decided to leave to form another firm of their own,” said Kopin.

She said her firm would focus on the construction industry, the dental and medical professions, international taxation, audits, reviews, and compilations, along with individual tax clients.

Bechtel & Wasinger will also service individual clients, she added, but it will focus more on business, trust and not-for-profit clients.