Rosemary Rehner will lead as the firm’s first female president

July 1, 2024 – Cleveland, Ohio – Barnes Wendling CPAs is pleased to announce that Rosemary Rehner, CPA, CEPA, will lead the firm as president, effective July 1, 2024. She succeeds Jeffrey Neuman, CPA, JD, who has led the firm since 2000.

Rosemary joined the firm in 2007 and serves as a director in the accounting and assurance services department. Previously, she was a senior manager in a national firm’s assurance and advisory business services group, working on audits of large public and nonpublic companies in the professional services, manufacturing, distribution, and construction industries.

In addition to performing audits of nonpublic companies, she leads the firm’s employee benefit plan audit practice group, assists clients with internal control consulting engagements, leads the firm’s SOC 1® and SOC 2® engagements practice, and assists with information technology portions of financial statement audits.

Rosemary, as the firm’s first female president, will lead a team of 14 directors and a staff of 85, located in three offices in Cleveland, Sheffield Village, and Sandusky, Ohio, as well as remote workers in locations across the country.

“I am honored to begin my new role at Barnes Wendling and excited to lead our team,” says Rosemary. “Our firm’s success is due to the contributions made by all of our team members and I look forward to continuing our focus on a culture of collaboration,” she adds.

Rosemary currently serves on the Peer Review Report Acceptance Body for the State of Ohio and on the North American Region Committee of the MGI Association. She has also served on the Technical Issues Committee of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). She is board president of Greater Cleveland Volunteers, and a board member and audit committee chair for the Cleveland Play House. She is a graduate of Notre Dame College of Ohio. She resides in Avon.

Neuman will continue with the firm as a director and client service executive.

About Barnes Wendling CPAs

Barnes Wendling CPAs is a Cleveland accounting, tax, and advisory firm serving privately-held businesses and not-for-profit organizations since 1946. Regardless of your accounting, tax, or advisory service needs, our approach is driven by our client service objective of building and maintaining your net worth. The firm has offices in Cleveland, Sheffield Village and Sandusky.

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