LANCASTER, PA (March 23, 2022) – The largest CPA and advisory firm based in Central and Eastern Pennsylvania is expanding its leadership team. RKL LLP today announced that current Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Michael De Stefano will be named Chief Operating Officer (COO) and join the firm’s partnership on April 1, 2022.
In the new COO role, De Stefano will oversee the firm’s finance, IT, HR, administrative support, and building and asset management functions. CEO Ed Monborne will remain focused on executing RKL’s strategic objectives and shaping the firm’s future through new service development, innovation, M&A opportunities and leadership pipeline.
“As we continue to help our clients get future-ready, we must do the same here at RKL,” said CEO Ed Monborne. “Mike is a well-respected leader at RKL whose attention to detail, pursuit of efficiency and commitment to excellence make him a perfect fit for our new COO role. We congratulate Mike on this new opportunity and look forward to the positive impact he’ll continue to make on our firm.”
De Stefano’s professional tenure includes a mix of public accounting and private sector experience. He started his career at RKL and rose to an Audit Manager position before joining a Central PA-based transportation and logistics company as controller and eventually CFO and VP of Finance. De Stefano will continue to oversee RKL’s finance function as a COO and the firm’s current Corporate Controller and Financial Controller will assume day-to-day management of the Finance Department.
De Stefano is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) and Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bloomsburg University. De Stefano and his family reside in Elizabethtown, PA.