Robert F. Firely, Jr., CPA, CGMA is the Partner in charge of Herbein’s accounting and auditing department. He is responsible for all aspects of services provided to clients in the service manufacturing, and wholesale distribution industries, as well as to nonprofits, colleges and local governments.
Bob is partner in charge of Herbein’s quality control system. As such he is responsible for establishing and maintaining policies and procedures that ensure financial statements audited, reviewed, or compiled by the firm are in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards.
Bob provides management advisory services. Bob has performed various consulting projects including regulatory projects, industry benchmarking studies, economic impact engagements, product costing, gross margin studies, feasibility analyses, and fraud investigations.
Beyond Herbein Bob enjoys travel, fitness and reading.
Favorites Penn State Nittany Lions Philadelphia Eagles Tennis
Best Thing About Herbein People and the opportunities available for personal and professional growth.
Allinial Global – Firm Member; Accounting and Auditing Committee – Past Chair (2012-2014)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) – Member of Council (2013-2017); Practice
Advisory Group – Member (2015 – current)
Family Guidance Center – Past Board President
Greater Reading Chamber and Economic Development Corporation – Vice Chair (2016-current)
Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Member (2010 – Present); Chairman of the Board (2015 – 2017); Audit Committee Chair (2010 – 2012); Past Treasurer
Greater Reading Young Professionals – Management Advisory Board
Institute of Management Accountants – Past Member
John Paul II Center – Finance Committee Member
Junior Achievement of Berks County – Past Classroom Consultant
Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) – Past President; Member; Member of Council; PICPA Foundation – Board of Directors (2016-present); Education Committee; Vice Chair: Annual Fundraising luncheon
Reading Area Community College, Accounting Advisory Committee – Member (2007-present)
Reading Chapter of the PICPA School and College Committee – Past Member
Reading Royals Charity Foundation – Past Treasurer
Education and Certifications
Pennsylvania State University – B.S. Degree in Accounting
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – Pennsylvania and New York