Withum Welcomes Two New Partners and Six Staff to Greater Philadelphia-Area Team


Charles J. Bramley and Eric R. Stephen

Latest Additions Enhance Firm’s Real Estate, Construction, Professional Services and M&D Industry Services

The audit, tax and advisory firm Withum is enhancing its real estate, construction, professional services and manufacturing and distribution industry services with the recent addition of two new partners and six team members to its Greater Philadelphia office, announced Eric Strauss, CPA, CGFM, PSA and partner in charge. Charles J. Bramley, CPA, Eric R. Stephen, CPA, and their associates who were formerly with BBD, LLP, have joined Withum, which is headquartered in Princeton, N.J.

“The addition of Charlie and Eric and their very talented long-time team members augments Withum’s middle-market client base in the areas of closely held and investor-owned commercial businesses throughout the Philadelphia-area market,” said Strauss. “Their reputation for outstanding client service mirrors that of Withum and their enthusiasm for new growth opportunities has injected a new level of energy that extends to all of our Greater Philadelphia office locations and beyond.”

During the course of his 25-year career, Bramley has provided a broad range of accounting, audit, tax and advisory services to both public and privately held middle-market businesses, including the employee benefit plans of these organizations. He specializes in providing these services to manufacturers and distributors as well as registered investment advisors and broker-dealers. An acknowledged industry leader, Bramley also is a sought-after guest speaker on topics related to the most recent accounting and auditing issues.

For more than 15 years, Stephen has been providing accounting, audit, tax and advisory services to middle-market construction, real estate and professional services companies. He has specialized knowledge and experience in computerized audit techniques and the application of auditing standards and procedures. Throughout his career, he has worked extensively with private company clients.

Both Bramley and Stephen are members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA). Bramley served on PICPA’s Committee of Accounting and Auditing Procedures and is a founding member of the Private Company Reporting Committee, a joint committee co-sponsored by AICPA and the Financial Accounting Standards Board.

In addition to Bramley and Stephen, Tom Fleming, CPA, principal; Joseph O’ Drain, CPA, senior manager; David Good, CPA, senior accountant; Joseph Press, CPA, senior accountant; Hillary Flook, senior accountant; and Susan Cohn, administrative assistant have joined Withum’s Philadelphia team.

As one of the nation’s 30 largest accounting and consulting firms, Withum’s annual revenue is approximately $140 million. The firm operates six offices in New Jersey (including its Princeton headquarters); New York City, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Boston, MA; Orlando, FL; Aspen, CO; and Cayman Island. Withum also is a member of HLB International, a worldwide network of independent professional accounting firms and business advisors committed to assisting clients build and expand globally.

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