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Richard Stiebritz, Jr. - Fischer Cunnane & Associates

Richard R. Stiebritz, Jr., CPA

Managing Shareholder

email: rstiebritz@fischercunnane.com

With 14 years of experience as a CFO for both a startup and a Fortune 500 company, Rick truly can imagine himself in his clients’ shoes.

This real-world experience provides him with the empathy and intuition he needs to understand and exceed client expectations—whether those expectations have to do with beating financial reporting deadlines, improving efficiencies or uncovering valuable financial insights to move the business forward.

Rick approaches his clients’ concerns as if they were his own. With the economic and regulatory environment in constant turmoil, he knows that his clients are looking for a true business advisor who is willing to “jump into the boat with them” and navigate through those rough waters.

Client service is paramount at Fischer Cunnane, and Rick champions that core value. He sees himself as the client’s proxy —whether he’s leading an employee benefit plan audit, an internal controls review, a financial reporting software implementation or another type of engagement. During his interactions with the client, he internalizes their long-term goals and objectives so that he can articulate that vision to the rest of the Fischer Cunnane team.

Rick’s obsession with client service began during his four years with a Big Four firm, and it was solidified during 11 years as regional CFO and controller for IKON Office Solutions, a Fortune 500 corporation. His responsibilities at IKON ranged from performing acquisition due diligence to streamlining the financial operations of a multi-billion dollar division. “A lot of my background involved establishing the financial infrastructure that IKON needed in order to sustain its rapid growth.”

During his diverse 27-year career, Rick has developed fluency in tax concepts, in addition to his deep accounting and audit expertise and overall business acumen. Rick draws on that broad background to help his clients weigh the potential risks and rewards of various options for managing a growing business.

Education & Qualifications

Bachelor of Science-Accounting, West Virginia University
Certified Public Accountant, Pennsylvania

Firm Leadership

Shareholder-in-Charge, Accounting & Audit
Quality Control Director
Public Company Accounting Oversight Board liaison

Professional Memberships

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Chester County Estate Planning Council
Chester County Human Resources Association

Community Involvement

Enchantment Theatre Company of Philadelphia, Treasurer and Board member