Brian R. Deighan, CPA started at Herbein + Company in 2010 after spending time in insurance sales and three years at a smaller CPA firm in Pittsburgh. Brian performs both audit and tax work with specialties in nonprofit, real estate activities and manufacturing.
As part of the Herbein G2G committee, Brian participates in planning all aspects of firm meetings as well as social gatherings.
I originally wanted to be in law enforcement. Discussions led me to accounting in response to white collar crime. It turns out that I became more interested in numbers than tracking down the bad guys.
Who is the most influential person in your life and why? Besides family, my tax professor, Faye Bradwick. She met me as a young kid and guided me through my entire college program instilling in me my passion for nonprofit work and volunteering.
What is your favorite client experience? The annual golf outing for one of my nonprofits. It is a valuable experience interacting with the board, employees and donors to the organization and seeing the reality of the company beyond numbers on a page.
What would you like to be remembered for? For being a valuable member to accounting and the Pittsburgh community.
What would you tell a brand new college graduate trying to get a job in accounting? Become a sponge for your first few years. Get knowledge of various industries then find your niche. It makes coming to work much more special when you have found a business or industry that you can truly find passion in.
What is something not many people know about you? I have a lifelong love affair with science fiction and have an extensive collection of golden age novels.
What distinguishes Herbein from other firms in your opinion? Our overall size and satellite offices gives us a small firm feel with expertise that can only be achieved with large firms.
What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time? Cooking, softball and carpentry
What is your guilty pleasure? Watching professional wrestling