Firely is a partner in charge of Herbein + Company Inc.’s accounting and auditing department in Reading, Pa. He is a member of PICPA’s Nominations Committee, a former member of PICPA’s Accounting and Auditing Procedures Committee for the Reading Chapter, and a past president of PICPA’s Reading Chapter.
Outside of his volunteer leadership with the PICPA, Firely is active in his community. He is a member of the board of directors and audit committee chair for the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the accounting advisory committee for Reading Area Community College.
“I am honored to serve as president-elect of PICPA,” said Firely. “I will devote all my efforts to support and move forward the goals of [Bob Jazwinski] in his role as president. I am especially enthusiastic of our efforts regarding diversity in the profession, and will work to advance this initiative.”
Firely received his bachelor’s degree from Penn State University.
The additional PICPA members elected to serve as 2012-2013 officers include Robert C. Jazwinski, president (Hermitage, Pa.); Joseph M. Alu, vice president (Scranton, Pa.); Jerry J. Maginnis, vice president (Philadelphia); and Julius C. Green, treasurer (Philadelphia).
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