RKL LLP has announced the appointment of four new partners to the firm.
Travis A. Bieber, will serve as a partner in RKL’s audit services group, where he will continue to lead “assurance engagements” for clients in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, distribution and food processing, and employee benefit plans.
Throughout his 14 years career in public accounting, Bieber has worked with privately held, family owned and private equity-backed companies ranging in size from small start-up to large middle market.
Meanwhile, Benjamin J. Fortner will serve as a partner in RKL’s tax services group and continue to lead the firm’s research and development (R&D) credit practice.
Furthermore, Timothy D. Kraft will serve as a partner in RKL’s audit services group. With nearly 15 years of public accounting experience, Kraft delivers assurance and financial reporting services to clients primarily in the manufacturing and distribution industry and the public sector, including transits.
He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Government Finance Officers Association and Pennsylvania Public Transportation Association.
Finally, Joshua L. Weiss will serve as partner in RKL’s tax services group, where he will continue to serve the tax planning and compliance needs of clients in the manufacturing, distribution and service industries.
With more than 15 years of public accounting experience, Weiss specializes in corporations and partnerships, including consolidated C Corporations and multi-state taxation, and has “considerable experience” in accounting for income taxes (ASC 740). He holds a B.S. B.A. Accounting from Kutztown University and an M.S. Taxation from DePaul University.
Edward W. Monborne, CEO at RKL, said: “We are proud to welcome Travis, Ben, Tim and Josh to the firm partnership. They are respected experts, trusted advisors and leaders among their colleagues and communities, and we are eager to see their contributions to the firm’s ongoing success.”