Maria Stromple Named Herbein + Company, Inc.’s Partner and Director of Firmwide Tax Services
Pittsburgh, PA: October 24, 2018: Herbein + Company Inc., is pleased to announce that Maria Stromple, CPA, MST, PFP is joining the firm as Partner and Director of Firmwide Tax Services. Coming to Herbein with extensive tax experience at other regional firms, Ms. Stromple will be based in the Pittsburgh office, but will oversee tax operations for all nine of Herbein’s offices.
Michael J. Rowley, CPA/ABV, CVA, CFF, Chief Operating Officer of Herbein + Company, Inc. remarks, “We’re delighted to have someone of Maria’s caliber and experience leading our tax group. Over the last several years, we’ve experienced steady growth and to keep pace with that growth, our management team realized that we needed to unify the thought leaders in our tax group.”
Operating Officer of Herbein + Company, Inc., Thomas L. Bakaitus, Jr., CPA, MST, goes on to say, “Maria is well respected in the tax community. After an extensive recruiting process, we knew she had the perfect combination of technical, leadership and relationship skills to unify client service, mentor our tax team and expand our tax practice.”
In her role as Director of Firmwide Tax Services, Maria’s responsibilities include developing a consistent firmwide approach to client service, establishing and monitoring tax policies and procedures, overseeing staff training and mentoring and creating processes to ensure that the firm is providing progressive and excellent tax planning services.
For more than 30 years, Maria’s career has been based in Southwestern Pennsylvania and has been dedicated to serving tax clients in a variety of industries including manufacturing, transportation and logistics, wholesale distribution, insurance, professional services, real estate and high net worth individuals. Areas of specialty involve federal and multi- state tax planning for closely held businesses, philanthropic tax planning, retirement planning, executive stock option planning, and individual state residency planning.
She’s excited about the opportunity to contribute to Herbein’s strategic growth saying, “Leadership is about the team, the culture they embrace and keep, it’s about being proactive when dealing with clients, employees and the communities where you do business. It’s about doing the right things for the right reasons, being confident to take risks and responsible enough to realize the impact the decisions will have on others. Herbein is a firm that possesses these core values and continues to maintain the right culture to prosper and deliver exceptional services to the business community.”
Maria holds a B.S. in Business Administration, Accounting from Duquesne University and a Master of Science, Taxation from Robert Morris University. Maria has been a business advisor for Women Owned Businesses as a volunteer for PowerLink. She is involved with United Way community events and is also a member of organizations such as AICPA, PICPA, Allegheny Tax Society, Women of Economic Leadership and Development, National Association of Professional Women, and Women’s Leadership Council.