Member News- January 13, 2021

 

McKonly & Asbury Expands Leadership Team

McKonly & Asbury – a regional accounting and business advisory services firm – announced the addition of two new partners and a new principal to their leadership team. The firm’s dedication to provide superior, personalized service to their clients is a testament to their leadership. The partners and principals lead by example and are recognized experts in their areas of specialty, serving as their clients’ most trusted advisors.

David Hammarberg, CPA, CFE, CISSP, GSEC, MCSE, CISA – Partner
David joined McKonly & Asbury in 2000 and has been an integral part of the firm for over 20 years, serving clients in a variety of information technology and accounting capacities. His expertise and service focus areas include SOC for Service Organizations, SOC for Cybersecurity, forensic accounting, internal controls and security testing, data extraction, and improved efficiency through the application of technology.

David’s specialized IT experience not only serves their clients, but the team as well. He has maintained advanced certifications and has experience with various server operating systems including server 2016 and server 2019; VMware, Microsoft Exchange, and enterprise accounting systems; as well as core networking experience at the switch and router level. He also supports the firm’s remote access capabilities using Citrix and VPN.

Jim Shellenberger, CPA – Partner
Jim is a key leader of the firm’s Audit & Assurance segment. He joined McKonly & Asbury in 2002 and has nearly 20 years of public accounting experience, leading many of the firm’s core audit and attest engagements. Jim serves clients in a variety of industries, focusing primarily on nonprofit and affordable housing organizations.

Jim provides technical expertise on audit and accounting standards; with a concentration on the requirements of Government Auditing Standards (Yellow Book) and the Uniform Guidance, to his clients and to the firm; and is a frequent instructor on these and other related technical and leadership topics. He also performs external peer reviews for accounting firms around the country.

Charles Eisenhart, CPA – Principal
Charlie has been with McKonly & Asbury since 2015, and over the past 5 years has specialized in providing tax compliance and consulting services for our clients, including corporations, partnerships, trusts, and individuals.

Since joining the firm, Charlie has more narrowly focused his expertise to serve individual and trust tax clients. He has taken on a leadership role in managing the individual and trust tax practice and works with the entire tax team on continually serving clients by maintaining tax compliance while identifying and acting on tax planning opportunities. Charlie is also in the process of studying to become a Certified Estate and Trust Specialist.

McKonly & Asbury’s newest partners and principal represent the firm’s Advisory & Business Consulting, Audit & Assurance, and Tax segments and provide strong leadership and expertise across the firm’s industry practices and service lines. McKonly & Asbury Managing Partner, Michael Hoffner, commented, “It is with great excitement that we welcome Dave and Jim as new Partners and recognize Charlie as a new Principal at McKonly & Asbury. Each of these individuals has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to serving their clients and supporting their colleagues, and the marketplace is better because of what they do. We’ve seen over the course of the last year how critical our profession is in times of economic crisis, and as we turn the page to 2021, we are optimistic about what the future holds for our firm and our entire team!”


Apprenticeship Program Coming to Area

Boulder Landscape, LLC based out of Berwick, PA will be offering a new U.S. Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship Program. Apprentices for the Landscape Management Apprenticeship Program, administered by Tyler Bloom Consulting, will receive over 2,000 hours of on-the-job training and additional professional development offerings, providing the equivalent of a college-level education at no charge. The apprenticeship program covers mastery of landscape maintenance, installation, design/build, hardscaping and turf management.  Contact Boulder Landscape for more information. 


The Zoo Comes to You!

The Peaceable Kingdom Zoo will be at the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum presenting an educational, interactive zoo experience with live animals. TICKETS ARE REQUIRED. Registration can be found here

Due to the Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines, tickets will be sold in advance to the Zoo Comes To You event on Sunday, February 14th. There will only be a limited number of tickets sold. TICKET ARE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY, EVEN FOR MUSEUM MEMBERS.