Do what needs to be done when it needs to be done whether you want to or not. Dr. Tim Lautzanheiser

Christel D. Wenrich, CPA is a Senior Manager in Herbein’s Tax Department. At Herbein, she works with Federal and Multi-State Tax Return Compliance, and tax planning for clients in a variety of industries including manufacturing, food, real estate, retail, and nonprofits. Her areas of expertise include individuals,  sole proprietorships, S corporations, and partnerships.

Christel is a leader of our State and Local Tax (SALT) niche, and strives to stay up to date on the unique tax requirements that effect business operations in each state and municipality. Among other SALT services, she works on voluntary disclosure agreements, sales tax audits, and multi-state tax issues including determination of nexus.

Internally, Christel is in charge of analyzing and leading the efforts for new software for the tax department. This includes implementing XCM (a workflow software) which helped to make our department operate more effectively as she enhanced its visibility within the firm. She enjoys researching industry trends and providing suggested policies and procedures to management, with the overall goal of bettering the firm.

Outside of the office, Christel enjoys spending time traveling with her husband and son.

Focused On

  • Food and Beverage
  • Manufacturing & Distribution
  • Nonprofit and Government
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Business Start-Up
  • Small Business
  • State and Local Tax
  • Tax
  • Tax Planning

Education & Certifications

  • Lebanon Valley College – B.S. Degree in Accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant – (CPA) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


  • Allinial Global – Firm Member
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) – Member
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) – Member