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Thomas L. Bakaitus, Jr.

Operating Officer

Pittsburgh Office

Gulf Tower
707 Grant Street, Ste 2900
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Contact Info

412-392-2345 x8741
Focus on client service, enjoy client service and all the rest will fall into place.

Thomas L. Bakaitus, Jr., CPA, MST serves as the partner-in-charge of all aspects of Herbein’s Western Pennsylvania operations. He became a partner in 2001 and is currently Operating Officer of Herbein + Company and Assistant Secretary of the firm’s Executive Committee.

Tom’s experience includes individual, partnership and corporate tax planning and preparation and client representation before federal, state and local taxing authorities. He also has specialized experience in consulting partnerships, corporations and start-up companies. Areas where he has worked extensively include construction, affordable housing, manufacturing and healthcare. Most recently, Tom was named the 2011 Alumnus of the Year at California University of Pennsylvania College of Liberal Arts, and also a Pittsburgh 2010 and 2011 5-Star Wealth Manager Individual Tax.

Beyond Herbein
Tom enjoys traveling, golf, theatre and wine.

The Herbein Team

Best Things About Herbein
The tremendous respect for each other within the partner group.





  • Allinial Global – Firm Member
  • Allegheny Tax Society – Member and Past President
  • Associated Artists of Pittsburgh - Member
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) – Member
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) – Member

Education and Certifications

  • California University of Pennsylvania – B.A. in Administration and Management/Concentration in Accounting
  • Duquesne University – Masters in Taxation
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – Commonwealth of Pennsylvania