Robert F. Firely


Reading Office

2763 Century Boulevard
Reading, PA 19610

Contact Info

610-378-1175 x4637
We measure our success by the success of our clients.

Robert F. Firely, Jr., CPA, CGMA is a Partner at Herbein + Company, Inc. 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.

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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 Alliance – 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); PICPA Education Committee – Chair 2018-2019; Reading Chapter of the PICPA School and College Committee – Past Member
  • Education Committee; Vice Chair: Annual Fundraising luncheon
  • Reading Area Community College, Accounting Advisory Committee – Member (2007-present)
  • 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
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)