Barnes Wendling Sets Leadership Transition


Cleveland-based IPA 300 firm Barnes Wendling CPAs (FY22 net revenue of $16.3 million) has named Rosemary Rehner president-elect. When she assumes her new role on July 1, 2024, Rehner will succeed Jeffrey Neuman, who has led the firm since 2000 and will continue as a director and client service executive.

“We feel Rosie’s combination of business acumen and her forward-thinking approach will help guide our firm into the future,” says Neuman. “Her involvement in the community and with professional associations helps her keep a pulse on our industry as well as client needs.”

Rehner joined Barnes Wendling in 2007 and serves as a director in the accounting and assurance services department. In addition to performing audits of non-public companies, she leads the firm’s employee benefit plan audit practice group, assists clients with internal control consulting engagements, performs SOC engagements and assists with information technology portions of financial statement audits.

“Barnes Wendling is a successful firm due to the significant efforts of all our team members and I look forward to the opportunities ahead of us,” says Rehner. “With the dedication and talents of our team, we will focus on a culture of collaboration and strive for excellence in all that we do.”


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