Philadelphia, PA - May 9, 2013 – WeiserMazars LLP has announced that Vincent R. Burke will lead its Pennsylvania practice as Partner-in-Charge of the Philadelphia office beginning April 30, 2013. Burke takes over the role from Partner Kathryn A. Byrne who oversaw the successful integration of both Fishbein & Co. and LECG/Smart into WeiserMazars as well as the move to the firm’s new, expanded offices in Ft. Washington, PA.
WeiserMazars is a prominent accounting, tax and advisory firmwith nearly 700 professionals based in offices in six U.S. cities, as well as locations in Israel and the Cayman Islands. It is the U.S. member firm of the Mazars Group, an international consultancy with nearly 14,000 professional staff.
“Kathryn was immensely successful in developing our Pennsylvania practice and positioning it for future growth,” said Douglas A. Phillips, Managing Partner of WeiserMazars.
“As she transitions into her other responsibilities with the Partnership, both in our New York and Philadelphia offices and internationally, we asked Vinny to step in to continue building our profile. His extensive background in the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia markets combined with his management expertise make him a natural choice to take on the Partner-in-Charge role. We know that he will continue bringing our tradition of excellent service to clients throughout the state.”
Burke has more than 30 years of experience serving the Pennsylvania market, with a focus on audit. Prior to becoming a partner at WeiserMazars he was a practice leader in the insurance and reinsurance services industry, where he provided accounting, auditing, and consulting advice to a variety of clients. He regularly speaks and writes on topics in the accounting field. In addition to being a registered CPA in Pennsylvania, he holds an MBA from Baruch College and is a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter and a Chartered Life Underwriter.
“Working with Kathryn was a true pleasure and I look forward to building on the strong foundation she created,” said Vinny. “The Pennsylvania market is an active one and suffered as much as the rest of the country from the current economic volatility. I am honored to have been asked to help our office deliver the highest-quality service to both existing clients and new ones.”