November 24, 2014
ORBA Director Named a Five Star Professional for Fifth Consecutive Year
“My clients have always been my top priority,” said Mr. Reisin, a Director at Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams, Ltd in Chicago. “Without them, I would not be where I am today.”
Rich serves high-net worth individuals, partnerships and privately-held companies in a variety of industries, including medical, manufacturing, construction, real estate and distribution. He provides a wide range of accounting, tax and consulting services to his clients including management and business consulting, budgeting and forecasting, estate planning, and mergers and acquisitions, as well traditional tax return preparation. He also assists clients with succession and exit planning as they transition to retirement or the next phase of their career.
Rich is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois CPA Society, and has served on a number of committees for these organizations, including Ethics, CPA in Residence, Broker-Dealer and Accounting and Education. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Lake Michigan Federation and is the former Secretary and Vice Chairman of the DFK Executive Committee. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Indiana University Business School Chicago Alumni Associations, as well as the Police Assistance Center.
Rich has been with ORBA since its founding in 1977, and became a director in 1985. He graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and attended Northwestern University.
Five Star Professional’s Methodology
Five Star Professional partnered with Chicago magazine to conduct research to identify certified public accountants who provide their clients with exceptional services. The program sought nominations from clients, peers and firms; self-nominations were not accepted. Nominations were compiled and candidates were evaluated using ten objective criteria. To be eligible for the award, the individual must (1) be a credentialed Certified Public Accountant (CPA), (2) be actively employed in the accounting services industry for a minimum of five years, (3) have a favorable regulatory and complaint history review, (4) be accepting new clients and (5) spend more than 50% of his or her time on taxation or other accounting services. The considered evaluation criteria included the candidate’s (6) one-year client retention rate, (7) five-year client retention rate, (8) number of clients served total, (9) one-year billing realization rate and (10) educational and professional designations/certifications. For a full explanation of the program and its research methodology, see the Five Star Professional website.
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Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams, Ltd. (ORBA) is a full-service accounting, tax and business consulting firm located in downtown Chicago serving privately-held companies, individuals and not-for-profit organizations. ORBA’s Certified Public Accountants have experience with accounting and assurance, business advisory services, financial and estate planning, fraud investigation, tax, litigation, and mergers and acquisitions. With some of the highest levels of direct client involvement in the industry, ORBA is where clients go to build long-standing, meaningful and successful relationships with resourceful, proactive business and tax advisors. For more information, visit www.orba.com, subscribe to our blog www.orbablog.com or connect with us on LinkedIn.