HORSHAM, PA, June 7, 2018 — Kreischer Miller, a leading independent accounting, tax, and business advisory firm serving the Greater Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley areas, is pleased to announce that Stephen W. Christian was elected President of the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs (PICPA) at its 121st Annual Meeting held on Monday in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
During his remarks, Steve talked about the technological advancements and shifting demographics that have significantly increased the pace of change in the accounting profession. While he accepts that this is a major challenge, he also believes that current and future CPAs will adapt to these changes and create further opportunities for the profession. “The expectations and value of a CPA are changing along with the requisite skill sets necessary to be successful,” he said. “The leadership of our profession has an opportunity to have a profound impact on the future of CPAs. We need to continue to work hard to communicate and deliver our value proposition in order to demonstrate that our profession offers solid long-term career opportunities.”
Steve is a Director with Kreischer Miller and served as the firm’s Managing Director for more than 15 years. He has over 40 years of experience providing business advisory, accounting and auditing, and tax services to privately-held businesses in a number of industries. An active PICPA member, Steve serves as a member of the Budget and Finance Committee and the Pennsylvania CPA Foundation Board. In addition, he serves on the Governing Council of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
Current Managing Director Christopher F. Meshginpoosh said, “All of us at Kreischer Miller congratulate Steve on his election as PICPA President. A significant part of our firm’s mission involves giving back to our profession. Throughout his career, Steve has embodied that mission not only through his active role with the PICPA, but more broadly through leadership roles with the AICPA and as a board member of numerous companies and civic and charitable organizations in our region. The depth of knowledge and experience Steve brings to this role will be a tremendous asset to the PICPA and to our profession.”
In his remarks on Monday, Steve also noted that, “This profession has been good to me and to my family, and so I’ve always felt a responsibility to give back. The PICPA’s commitment to advancing the cause of CPAs is incredible, and I am looking forward to helping continue those efforts.”
Melanie L. Vivian
About Kreischer Miller
Kreischer Miller is a leading independent accounting, tax, and advisory firm, serving the Greater Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley areas since 1975. The firm is built to respond to the unique needs of growth-oriented private companies, helping them smoothly transition through growth phases, business cycles, and ownership changes. Kreischer Miller offers a wide range of services, including Audit & Accounting, Tax Strategies, Business Advisory, Human Capital Resources, and Technology Solutions across an array of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, construction, real estate, not-for-profits, media, government contracting, professional services, family-owned businesses, and investment firms. The firm provides insight and creative services to organizations that need to be able to quickly adapt and respond to changing market opportunities and challenges. To learn more, contact us.