RKL Welcomes Two New Partners to Firm Leadership Team
On: July 5, 2016 Filed Under: Member News
LANCASTER, PA (July 5, 2016) – Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP (RKL), Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, today announced that Jill E. Gilbert, CPA, CGMA, and Douglas L. Smith, CPA, CVA, have been admitted as partners in the firm.
“We’re proud to welcome Jill and Doug to the firm,” RKL CEO Edward W. Monborne said. “Our firm’s greatest asset is our people, so adding two leaders with long track records of professional excellence and community engagement is a clear benefit to RKL and our valued clients throughout the region.”
“I’m excited about the opportunity to join such a dynamic and highly respected team of professionals,” Gilbert said. “RKL’s client focus, entrepreneurial culture and commitment to quality really resonated with me.”
“RKL’s reputation for expertise and specialization is unsurpassed in Lancaster County and throughout the region,” Smith said. “I look forward to helping my clients attain even greater success through access to the firm’s wide range of resources and capabilities.”
The addition of Gilbert and Smith as partners is the latest chapter in RKL’s growth and evolution. Strengthened by deep roots in Central and Eastern Pennsylvania, RKL continues to innovatively respond to client needs with specialized expertise and unmatched skill level. Whether it is the coast-to-coast growth of its IT subsidiary or the development of cutting edge service lines, RKL remains focused on igniting growth and creating new opportunities for its clients.
Jill E. Gilbert joins RKL as a partner in the firm’s Audit Services Group. Gilbert comes to RKL from a regional CPA firm and boasts 20 years of public accounting experience. She specializes in providing auditing services to local governments, employee benefit plans and not-for-profit organizations.
Gilbert is a member of both the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and she was accredited as a Chartered Global Management Accountant in 2014. Gilbert is treasurer of Willow Valley Retirement Communities. She earned her bachelor of science degree in business administration from Elizabethtown College and resides in Elizabethtown with her husband and two children.
Douglas L. Smith joins RKL as a partner in the firm’s Tax Services Group. Smith comes to RKL from a regional CPA firm with more than 30 years of public accounting experience. He specializes in serving the consulting and tax needs of clients in the healthcare, professional services, construction and manufacturing sectors, particularly with regard to estate planning, business valuation and mergers and acquisitions.
A member of both the PICPA and AICPA, Smith is also accredited by the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts and sits on the Lancaster County Estate Planning Council. Smith has long been an active member of several community benefit organizations, most recently as a member of the Board of Trustees of The Heart Group of Lancaster General Health (LGH) and a member of LGH’s Mission and Community Benefit Committee. He resides in East Hempfield Township with his wife and has four children.
RKL is one of Pennsylvania’s leading financially oriented professional services firms with offices located in Lancaster, York, Reading, Harrisburg and Carlisle. Nearly 350 team members strong, RKL offers its clients close, personalized service along with a wide range of capabilities including accounting, tax, business valuation, merger and acquisition assistance, succession planning, business risk management, fraud and forensic accounting and more, along with technology consulting and investment advisory/financial management services through its wholly-owned subsidiaries. RKL is ranked 67th on Accounting Today’s “2016 Top 100 Firms.” Learn more at www.rklcpa.com.