Quality means doing it right when no one is looking. Henry Ford
Christopher S. Kunkle, CPA, CFE, CITP, is a partner in Herbein’s assurance department. His primary areas of expertise are construction, engineering, technology, and manufacturing, as well as employee benefit plan audits. 

Chris is also involved in the firm’s forensic and cyber security niches, and has earned the Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Information Technology Professional credentials.

“When working with clients, I always try to ask the question regarding what keeps them awake at night. The more I know about them, the more prepared I feel when we sit down to plan out future goals for them and their business.”

Chris is a key team leader is many aspects of how Herbein operates. Chris is the chair of the Auditing and Accounting Software Committee, and a member of the Information Technology Committee. He is also 
a member of HWomen RISE – a key part of Horizon – our firm’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiative. 

Kunkle earned a BS in Business Administration, with a focus on accounting and business management from Kutztown University and is a certified public accountant in Pennsylvania. He is a 2014 graduate of Leadership Berks. In the community, Kunkle is the chairperson of the PICPA local connection committee, board president of Berks Ballet Theatre, and the commissioner of the Exeter Youth Girls Basketball organization.

Kunkle enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, coaching basketball, and playing or watching sports.

Focused On

  • Construction
  • Employee Benefit Plan Auditing
  • Manufacturing & Distribution
  • Service Providers
  • Technology
  • Accounting & Audit
  • Advisory
  • Employee Benefit Plan Auditing
  • Forensic Accounting

Education & Certifications

  • Kutztown University – B.S. Degree in Business Administration with a focus in Accounting and Business Management
  • Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) - American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Certified Public Accountant – Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Leadership Berks – 2014 Graduate


  • Allinial Global – Firm Member
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) – Member
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) – Member
  • Berks Ballet Theatre – Board President
  • Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) - Member
  • Greater Reading Young Professionals – Member
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) – Member;  Young Leader Award (2018); PICPA State Council - Member