28 Aug 2023

Kerkering Barberio Announces New Shareholder - Leading Southwest Florida CPA Firm Admits New Shareholder

Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants, is pleased to announce that Brian Simmons has been admitted as a Shareholder, effective August 2023.  Brian joins the firm with more than 30 years of experience advising entrepreneurs, privately held businesses, and high-net-worth individuals on a wide range of tax planning and business matters. Prior to joining Kerkering Barberio, he held the role of a shareholder for several years with both national and local CPA firms and has also served as Chief Financial Officer for a large consulting firm. Brian has extensive experience with the taxation of S corporations, C corporations, partnerships, estates, trusts, and tax-exempt organizations. He also regularly represents clients in tax audits and disputes before the Internal Revenue Service and state agencies.

“Brian is a tremendous asset to the firm.  He is greatly admired for his leadership in the community, mentorship of staff, and delivery of excellent service to clients.  We are very proud to have him be a part of our growth and progression of the firm,” said Rob Lane, Managing Shareholder.

About Kerkering, Barberio & Co.

Kerkering, Barberio & Co. is one of the largest independent certified public accounting firms in Southwest Florida and offers a wide range of services to businesses, organizations, and individuals.  The firm has been serving clients since 1972.  Kerkering, Barberio & Co. has three locations:  1990 Main Street, Suite 801, Sarasota, FL; 9423 Town Center Parkway, Lakewood Ranch, FL; and 4350 West Cypress Street, Suite 850, Tampa, FL.  For more information, visit kbgrp.com or Facebook.com/KBGRP.