Christopher M. Pekula, CPA

Director, Tax Strategies, Not-For-Profit Tax Specialist

Areas of Specialization

Chris is a Director in Kreischer Miller’s Tax Strategies group and leads the firm’s tax-exempt organization tax practice. Over the past 20 years, he has developed expertise in planning, organizing, administering, and supervising complex tax planning and compliance for various tax-exempt organizations. Chris oversees the tax preparation and technical accuracy of the tax positions taken by his tax-exempt organization clients. His client experience includes foundations, hospitals, museums, social, community development, social service organizations, cultural organizations, membership organizations, and various other charitable organizations.

Additional services Chris has provided to his tax-exempt organization clients include:

  • Executive compensation studies
  • ASC 740 / Fin 48 reviews
  • UBIT exposure reviews
  • Organizational structure planning
  • Transaction structuring
  • Opinion letter correspondence

Chris has also given recent presentations on:

  • Formal review of Form 990 with Board of Directors
  • Form 990 updates
  • Tax Cut and Jobs Act: Impact on Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Unrelated business income tax
  • ASC 740 / Fin 48
  • Qualified Corporate Sponsorships
  • Executive Compensation


Chris joined Kreischer Miller in February 2017. Prior to working for Kreischer Miller, he was a senior manager at RSM US LLP in Blue Bell, PA, where he led the Philadelphia and Los Angeles market tax-exempt tax practices for 13 years.

Professional and Business Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants — Member
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants — Member
  • The Conservatory — Member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer
  • Montgomery Township Baseball Softball Association — Member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer

Education and Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant, Pennsylvania
  • B.S.— Accounting, La Salle University

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