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Robert F. Firely

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Robert F. Firely


"We measure our success by the success of our clients."

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.

Education and Certifications

  • Pennsylvania State University – B.S. Degree in Accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – Pennsylvania and New York
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)


  • 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

Beyond Herbein

Bob enjoys travel, fitness and reading.


  • Penn State Nittany Lions
  • Philadelphia Eagles
  • Tennis

Best things about Herbein
People and the opportunities available for personal and professional growth.

Featured Links

December 02, 2016 - State of the profession: Accounting

July 06, 2016 - Brexit’s effect on US based companies

June 13, 2016 - New Lease Accounting Standards and What it Means for Your Business

May 19, 2016 - Changes to Auditor’s Reporting Model

April 14, 2016 - FASB New Lease Standard Update

February 16, 2016 - A Continuing Nonrecession

January 07, 2016 - New Revenue Recognition Standard – What You Need to Know

January 05, 2016 - FASB’s New Lease Accounting Standard

July 30, 2015 - Peer Review Program for the Future

July 27, 2015 - Enhancing Audit Quality: A 6-Point Plan to Improve Audits

June 30, 2015 - Chamber announces new Board of Directors for 2015-2016

July 11, 2013 - Bob Firely Begins Term as President of PICPA