Brent Foster, CPA Joins Hill, Barth & King LLC in Healthcare Practice Leader Capacity

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Healthcare isn’t just a huge topic of conversation inside the beltway; it’s a national debate.

True to form and in keeping with Hill, Barth & King LLC’s (HbK) commitment to recruiting top talent in an effort to meet and exceed the needs of clients, the firm is announcing the addition of a Healthcare Practice Leader effective January 6, 2014.

“We are pleased to announce Brent Foster as our newest Senior Manager in the Pittsburgh office and the northern region’s first Healthcare Practice Leader,” said Jeff Yannuzzi, CPA & Principal-in-Charge of the Pittsburgh office of HbK.

HbK is a Top 100 CPA firm which provides mid-market business and personal financial solutions through a family of companies specializing in tax planning, wealth management, business valuation, capital finance, forensic accounting, and energy consulting within the firm's core accounting, tax and audit services.  Foster is a Certified Public Accountant with 20-plus years’ of experience in senior living and healthcare accounting/finance.

Given the state of healthcare around the nation and regionally, the appointment is timely, though certainly not coincidental.  “Our strategic planning is in direct correlation with market research; we determine the needs of our clients based on analytical study of the trends in the industries in which we have chosen to provide specialized services and healthcare is one such area,” said Yannuzzi.

He went on to explain that the firm employs several professionals with focused concentration on a myriad of occupational fields and facets of industry and that healthcare is a growing concern for many HbK clients who are either in the field of healthcare, provide healthcare benefits to their employees or have some other substantial interest in the area of healthcare, especially as it relates to tax, auditing or general business practices for them.

Foster will be also working closely with HbK Boardman, OH-based Principal Mike Craig, CPA who has more than 25-plus years’ experience with healthcare clients, most notably those in the field of senior living, which has been a specialty niche of his for many years.  “We’re so pleased to be adding to the depth of our expertise in the realm of senior living services, which Brent will build upon here in the western Pennsylvania region,” said Craig. 

That professional experience includes serving as the Chief Financial Officer for a Pittsburgh-based, multi-campus senior living provider, working as a Principal in a large Pennsylvania accounting firm and acquiring specialized senior living services and health care accounting/finance credentials.  Foster is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.  He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and serves on the Board of Christian Housing, Inc.  He formerly served as the Board Treasurer for Faith Based Network, Inc. as well. 

“Though he’ll be interacting with various clients in all of our regions, we are so pleased to be able to have Brent serving the immediate Pittsburgh region from our home office here in Wexford,” said Yannuzzi.

Hill, Barth and King LLC® ranks as one of the Top 100 accounting firms in the nation.  HbK employs 330 professional and support staff members who serve clients in 12 offices located throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey and Florida in a myriad of tax, accounting, audit, business advisory, financial planning and wealth management services.  To learn more about Hill, Barth and King LLC® call 800.733.8613, visit www.hbkcpa.com.

LAST UPDATED 1/22/2014