Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
Elizabeth F. Hassler, CPA joined Herbein + Company in 2015 and is the Partner-in-Charge of Herbein’s Tax Department. Liz’s 20+ years in public accounting provides her with the knowledge and practical experience to excel in all aspects of her practice. At Herbein, she works with Federal and Multi-State Tax Return Compliance, and tax planning for clients in a variety of industries including manufacturing, distribution, and technology. Her areas of expertise include closely held corporations, S corporations, partnerships, and high net worth individuals.
Liz works to help Herbein plan proactively and focus on being forward thinking consultants to our clients. She is heavily involved in working to streamline corporate tax technology at the firm and constantly looking to improve and be on the cutting edge of technology industry-wide for both our firm and clients.
Internally, Liz works closely to develop and maintain a strong internship program, and is a significant voice in all aspects of our tax internship program. She is a strong advocate on the importance of showing the younger generations of future accountants what a career could be like in accounting, and she believes that having a strong mentor is important to growth.
“Mentoring employees is a true passion of mine, I love seeing others grow throughout their career, and working to be the best they can be for themselves, the firm, and the community.”
Liz is extremely active in the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), both statewide on the PICPA state taxation committee, and locally as the Chair of the PICPA Reading Tax Conference Committee Member. The State Taxation Committee provides state lawmakers, regulators, and the public with strategic leadership and technical expertise on issues that affect the socioeconomic and business environment of Pennsylvania.
Liz graduated from Leadership Berks, a community program designed to identify emerging and current leaders in the Greater Reading area. The Leadership Berks program educates members on good governance practices, and engages them as community leaders on local not-for-profit boards and committees. Currently Liz is a board member and the treasurer of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County, whose mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better.
In her free time, Liz enjoys spending time with her husband, Eric, and their two children, Samantha and Bradley. She enjoys keeping up with her children’s activities, traveling, reading and playing sports.
- Food and Beverage
- Manufacturing & Distribution
- State and Local Tax
- Tax Planning
Education & Certifications
- Kutztown University- B.S. Degree
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
- Allinial Global – Firm Member
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) – Member
- Leadership Berks – Graduate, Class of 2016
- PICPA State Steering Committee (June 2018-present) – Member; PICPA Personal Income Tax Thought Leadership Committee – Chair; PICPA Reading Chapter Tax Conference Committee Chair (May 2018 through 2022) (Committee disbanded in 2022 following PICPA restructuring)
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County, PA - Board Treasurer
- Junior League of Reading, PA, Inc. – Sustaining Member