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Posted on: October 24th, 2017

Padden, Guerrini & Associates to Merge with RKL

Transaction capitalizes on industry synergy and geographic strength

PRESS RELEASE

MECHANICSBURG, PA (October 24, 2017) – RKL LLP (RKL), a leading CPA and business consulting firm, today announced that Mechanicsburg-based Padden, Guerrini & Associates, P.C. (PGA) will be joining the firm as the result of a merger effective January 1, 2018. The deal capitalizes on synergies between the firms’ client bases and further bolsters RKL’s position in the Greater Capital Region.

The transaction aligns two Central Pennsylvania-based firms with a shared focus on serving the needs of middle market commercial and individual clients based in the Greater Capitol Region, as well the credit union and senior living industries. Ranked among the nation’s top firms and a “Best Place to Work in Pennsylvania,” RKL’s specialized expertise and broad-based professional services capabilities will further strengthen PGA’s respected practices and talented workforce.

“This transaction was a logical fit for both firms. From RKL’s perspective, the opportunity to merge in a team of professionals with an exemplary dedication to our key industries as well as to the Greater Capital Region is a true win for our strategic growth initiatives,” said RKL CEO Edward W. Monborne.

“Personalized attention, consistent relationships and high-quality service have long been hallmarks of PGA’s client commitment,” PGA President David Padden said. “By joining the RKL team, not only are we able to maintain these principles, but we can also tap into cutting-edge capabilities that will allow us to expand and build upon the tax, accounting and consulting services we provide to commercial and individual clients.”

The transaction enhances RKL’s position in the Greater Capital Region, growing the size of its local team to approximately 50 team members. PGA’s existing location at 91 Cumberland Parkway, Mechanicsburg will serve as RKL’s second location in the Greater Capital Region and will add a West Shore presence to the firm’s geographic footprint.

The two firms share respected positions serving the accounting and consulting needs of the credit union and senior living industries, in addition to their well-recognized market position serving middle market commercial clients. Both firms are nationally recognized as top auditors of credit unions by Callahan & Associates, with RKL occupying the top 15th spot and PGA holding the 20th position. This transaction will place RKL in the top 10 firms serving credit unions nationally. PGA’s depth of experience serving senior living providers and its medical billing practice will further enhance RKL’s Senior Living Services Consulting Group, a nationally leading provider of financial, operational and compliance services for the post-acute care industry.

PGA’s five partners and 26 team members will join the RKL team, which employs nearly 400 team members in Pennsylvania and beyond. The Mechanicsburg office will represent the sixth Pennsylvania-based location for RKL’s CPA and business consulting firm, which also has operations in Lancaster, Harrisburg, Reading, York and Allentown. The firm serves clients in all 50 states and has locations across the U.S. through its Information Technology consulting entity, RKL eSolutions.

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Posted on: September 27th, 2017

RKL Announces Promotions

RKL LLP today announced the following promotions, effective September 1, 2017.

Samuel E. Gantz, CPA, Manager in RKL's Tax Services Group

Gantz

Samuel E. Gantz, CPA, Tax Services Group, promoted to Manager: Gantz delivers tax planning and compliance services to corporations, pass-through entities and individuals, with a specialized focus on pass-through entity taxation and multi-state compliance. Since joining RKL in 2012, Gantz has worked with clients in a variety of industries including construction, real estate, manufacturing and distribution. He is also active in the firm’s various training initiatives. Gantz is a board member and serves as Treasurer for Keystone Kidspace, and is a graduate of the Leadership York program. He received his B.S. in Accounting and Business Administration from York College of Pennsylvania. Gantz resides in Spring Grove with his wife and two daughters.

Stephanie E. Kane, CPA

Kane

Stephanie E. Kane, CPA, Tax Services Group, promoted to Manager: Kane delivers tax planning and compliance services to clients in a wide variety of industries, with a focus on nonprofit entities. Since joining RKL in 2007, she has been an active member of the firm’s Not-for-Profit Industry Group. Kane belongs to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and holds several leadership roles within the Reading Chapter and state level of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), including Executive Committee Member, President-Elect, Emerging CPAs Committee Co-Chair and State Council Member. She is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Berks at Alvernia University program, and was class president. Currently Kane sits on the board, finance and governance committees of Berks Connections Pretrial Services. Kane earned her B.S. in Accounting from York College, and resides in Douglassville with her husband and son.

Thomas D. Reardon, CFP, Senior Wealth Advisor, RKL Wealth Management

Reardon

Thomas D. Reardon, CFP®, RKL Wealth Management, promoted to Senior Wealth Advisor: Reardon creates and implements customized financial plans for clients and their families, with a focus on helping them identify and prioritize goals for retirement, educational funding and estate planning. He works closely with the RKL Wealth Management Investment Team on advising clients with regards to their investment plans. Reardon earned the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) credential from the American College of Financial Services, and a Series 65 license from the Financial Industry Regulatory Association. He sits on the boards of the Tri Valley YMCA and the Wyomissing Football Association, and belongs to the Greater Reading Young Professionals and the Financial Planning Association. Reardon holds a B.S. Business Management from West Chester University, and he resides in Sinking Spring with his wife and two daughters.

Laura S. Rineer, CPA

Rineer

Laura S. Rineer, CPA, Small Business Services Group, promoted to Manager: Rineer specializes in corporate financial and tax reporting, business financial and tax planning and 5500 reporting for employee benefit and welfare plans. Since joining RKL in 2007, she has served clients from a wide range of industries including manufacturing/distribution, retail and services. Rineer holds a B.S. in Spanish with Business Option from Pennsylvania State University and a B.S. in Accounting from Albright College. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA). Rineer serves as Treasurer for CASA of Lancaster County, and she resides in Columbia with her husband and daughter.

Kyle L. Weller, CPA, Manager in RKL's Tax Services Group

Weller

Kyle L. Weller, CPA, Tax Services Group, promoted to Manager: Weller assists corporations, partnership and individuals with tax planning and compliance. He belongs to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA). Weller is a 2014 graduate of the Leadership Berks at Alvernia University program. He sits on the Tri Valley YMCA Board of Directors and belongs to the Greater Reading Young Professionals. Weller resides in West Lawn.

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Posted on: September 20th, 2017

RKL Recognized Among Best Places to Work in PA

PRESS RELEASE

LANCASTER, PA (September 20, 2017) – RKL LLP stands among the best employers in Pennsylvania, according to a statewide awards program designed to recognize and celebrate the commonwealth’s top 100 workplaces.

“At RKL, we work hard to foster a workplace culture of trust, teamwork and accountability and to position our team members to achieve superior results while enriching their lives,” said RKL CEO Edward W. Monborne. “We’re proud that our efforts to strengthen our team and create a fulfilling professional environment place us among the top employers in Pennsylvania.”

The Best Places to Work awards program annually identifies the top 100 employers in the state based on employee surveys and company evaluations. The program is a public/private partnership between Team Pennsylvania Foundation, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the Pennsylvania State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Central Penn Business Journal.

RKL and the rest of the top 100 employers will be recognized and rankings will be revealed at the Best Places to Work in PA awards banquet on Thursday, November 30, 2017, at the Lancaster County Convention Center.

For more information on the Best Places to Work in PA, visit www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com.

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Posted on: August 17th, 2017

RKL Named One of Nation’s “Top 100” Accounting Firms

RKL Named Among Nation's Top 100 FirmsPRESS RELEASE


LANCASTER, PA (August 17, 2017)
– An expanded focus on delivering innovative solutions to businesses and organizations continues to fuel RKL LLP’s rise among the nation’s top accounting firms, according to a notable industry publication.

INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) boosted RKL one spot higher than last year’s position to number 66 on its “2017 Top 100 Firms” list, based on the firm’s 7.3 percent growth. Since breaking into the IPA Top 100 list in 2012, RKL has seen a steady increase in its position on this annual ranking.

“At RKL, we’re never content with delivering the status quo, so we’re proud that our continual quest for new and innovative ways to help our clients succeed continues to place us among the nation’s top firms,” said RKL CEO Edward W. Monborne.

Fueled by its deep bench of talented professionals across a growing range of financially oriented disciplines, RKL continues to expand its focus beyond the traditional scope of CPA firms. As clients look to RKL for assistance with an evolving range of business challenges and objectives, the firm is able to play a central role in business strategy and advise them on complex topics like cyber security, risk mitigation, performance improvement and human capital management.

RKL’s national ranking by IPA follows an earlier accolade this year from another industry publication Accounting Today, which placed the firm 65th on its listing of the nation’s top 100 firms. To view the 2017 IPA Top 100 Firms report, click here.

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Posted on: November 9th, 2016

RKL Names Myers to Partnership

RKL LLP today announced that G. Scott Myers, CPA, CSEP, will be admitted to the firm’s partnership, effective January 1, 2017. PRESS RELEASE

YORK, PA (November 9, 2016) – RKL LLP today announced that G. Scott Myers, CPA, CSEP, will be admitted to the firm’s partnership, effective January 1, 2017.

“We are pleased to welcome Scott to the RKL partnership in recognition of the instrumental role he plays in RKL’s success and the consistently outstanding service he delivers to his clients,” said Edward W. Monborne, RKL CEO.

Currently a manager in RKL’s Tax Services Group, Myers provides individual and fiduciary tax services for high net worth individuals and their families. He also serves many closely held businesses in a wide variety of industries.

Myers is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Development & Construction Services Group, helping to develop strategies to better meet the needs of this industry, and is actively involved in RKL’s Estate and Trust Planning Group, aimed at staying on the cutting edge of issues affecting clients. He joined RKL in 2012, bringing with him more than 13 years of tax accounting experience. 

Myers is a 2011 graduate of the Leadership York program, a board member of the York County Estate Planning Council and a 2015 recipient of the Central Penn Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” award.

He is an active participant in several community benefit organizations, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of York & Adams Counties and Leg Up Farm. Myers is a graduate of Lebanon Valley College and resides in York with his wife and three daughters.

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Posted on: November 1st, 2016

“Ask Ed: The Firm, the Team and the Future” Video

Today, our firm officially adopts the RKL LLP name. In the video below,  CEO Ed Monborne discusses the firm’s evolution, his pride in RKL’s dedicated, community-minded team and what to expect in our next chapter.

 

Ask Ed: The Firm, the Team and the Future from RKL on Vimeo.

Posted on: November 1st, 2016

Reinsel Kuntz Lesher Rebrands Under Streamlined “RKL”

Reflects the firm’s evolution from traditional CPA firm to professional services leader

Reinsel Kuntz Lesher Rebrands Under Streamlined “RKL”PRESS RELEASE

LANCASTER, PA (November 1, 2016) – Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP (RKL), Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, today announced that it has adopted the legal identity of RKL LLP, effective November 1, 2016. Already widely referenced and recognized as RKL in the marketplace, the firm formalized the RKL name as it continues to pursue geographic growth and diversification.

“The RKL brand represents the future of the firm. Over the years, the RKL name has become synonymous with innovation, outside-the-box thinking and cutting edge capabilities, and we plan to continue to build and expand that reputation through our entrepreneurial approach and instinct for emerging demand,” said RKL CEO Edward W. Monborne.

In the 11 years since the firm’s founding, the firm has earned regional and national recognition for its exceptional growth. Since 2005, RKL has doubled its workforce, achieved average annual growth in double digits, launched four specialized subsidiaries, expanded its presence coast-to-coast and earned national accolades from Accounting Today, Inside Public Accounting and other industry media.

“We are incredibly proud of our history and of the people who have made this firm who are today. I truly believe the best days for this firm are yet to come, and I look forward to working alongside our talented and dedicated team to write the next chapter in the firm’s history as RKL,” Monborne said.

The legal name change underscores the significant growth and innovation taking place at RKL. As the challenges facing its clients increase in complexity, RKL has strategically expanded its capabilities and expertise in areas like operational process improvement, transaction advisory services, software implementation and networking, state and local taxation and HR consulting.

Most recently, RKL positioned itself as a leading provider of risk management services for financial institutions, banks and credit unions in the Mid-Atlantic with its October 1 acquisition of Radnor, Pennsylvania-based GTM Risk Management, now known as RKL Risk Management. Focused on helping financial services organizations reduce risk, RKL Risk Management offers internal audit, compliance and information technology audit services, all of which complement RKL’s existing risk management practice.

The official name change to RKL LLP also brings the firm into consistency with its portfolio of four subsidiaries: RKL Wealth Management, an investment advisory firm; RKL eSolutions, an IT consulting firm; RKL Capital Advisors, an investment banking firm; and RKL Risk Management.

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Posted on: October 26th, 2016

RKL Firm Rebrand Video

Over the years, the RKL name has become synonymous with innovation, outside-the-box thinking and cutting edge capabilities. Officially rebranding to the RKL name represents that legacy of excellence, our current wave of innovation and the unlimited possibilities that await all of us.

Moving into the future united under the RKL name, we look forward to expanding that reputation through our entrepreneurial approach and instinct for emerging demand. We have a lot to celebrate at RKL, and the video below demonstrates how our collective values and qualities make a strong foundation for where we’re headed together.

RKL Firm Rebrand from RKL on Vimeo.

Posted on: September 19th, 2016

RKL Appoints New Tax Department Head in Lancaster Office

Wendy L. Lance, CPA, MST, RKL Tax PartnerPRESS RELEASE

LANCASTER, PA (September 19, 2016) – Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP (RKL), Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, today announced that Wendy L. Lance, CPA, MST, has been named Department Head of the Tax Services Group in the firm’s Lancaster Office, effective September 16, 2016.

Lance takes over as Lancaster Tax Department Head from Eric R. Wenger, CPA, MST, who was recently named Managing Partner of the Lancaster Office. As Department Head, Lance will oversee administrative, personnel and financial matters for the tax department in the Lancaster Office. She will work closely with firmwide tax leadership to ensure consistency and cohesion in client service across the tax practice.

Lance will continue to provide and manage strategic tax planning and compliance services for corporations, partnerships and individuals.

A Certified Public Accountant in both Pennsylvania and Ohio, Lance regularly presents seminars on various tax-related topics. She is a graduate of Leadership Lancaster.

Lance holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Richmond and received her M.S. in Taxation from Villanova University. She lives in Lititz with her husband and their four children.

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Posted on: September 14th, 2016

RKL Tax Partner One of Region’s “Forty Under 40” Leaders

Kevin A. Eisenhart, CPA, MBA, MST, RKL Tax PartnerKevin Eisenhart named to 2016 class by Central Penn Business Journal 

PRESS RELEASE

YORK, PA (September 14, 2016) – Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP (RKL), Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, is pleased to announce that Tax Partner Kevin A. Eisenhart, CPA, MBA, MST, has been named by the Central Penn Business Journal as one of its 2016 “Forty Under 40” young leaders.

“Kevin quickly emerged as a firm leader due to his active role in RKL’s success, his deep commitment to client service excellence and his dedicated service to his community,” RKL CEO Edward W. Monborne said. “We’re proud to see him recognized among the best and brightest professionals in Central Pennsylvania.”

Throughout his 12-year professional career, Eisenhart has provided tax services for individuals and closely held businesses across a wide variety of industries, including architectural and engineering firms, construction companies, real estate developers and manufacturers. Since his admittance to the RKL partnership in January 2016, he continues to help his clients build value through a strategic approach to tax planning and compliance. Eisenhart is a key member of RKL’s Real Estate Development & Construction and Manufacturing & Distribution Industry Groups, focused on the unique tax and accounting needs of companies in these industries.

Eisenhart is an active member of his community, most notably through his service to the York County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), where he currently serves as Board President and previously served as Treasurer. Since his childhood, Eisenhart has been active in Boy Scouts, achieving the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. He has also served as an Adjunct Instructor in York College’s MBA program.

Eisenhart holds both a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration from York College of Pennsylvania. He completed his Master of Science in Taxation from Villanova University in 2011. Eisenhart lives in York with his wife, Amanda, and their two children.

2016 marks the 22nd edition of the “Forty Under 40” awards, which celebrates Central Pennsylvania’s best and brightest young business leaders. Eisenhart and the rest of the 2016 class will be honored at a ceremony scheduled for November 21 at the Hilton Harrisburg.

For more information on CPBJ’s “Forty Under 40” Awards, visit http://www.cpbj.com/section/40-Under-40-Awards.

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