Lancaster-based RKL LLP named one of its partners from Berks County to lead the firm’s Small Business Services Group.
Daniel Nickischer will lead a team of RKL advisors to serve the tax, accounting and financial needs of small business owners and direct firm wide efforts related to quality control, client service and workforce development.
He succeeds James Ostrowski who led the Small Business Services Group for seven years and remains a partner with the firm, RKL said.
“We congratulate Dan Nickischer as he embarks on this opportunity to help shape our firm’s future, advance our strategic objectives and enrich the lives of our team and clients,” said RKL CEO Ed Monborne. “We also acknowledge Jim Ostrowski’s leadership and contributions to the growth and evolution of the Small Business Services Group over the past seven years.”
Nickischer specializes in compiled and reviewed financial statements, employee stock ownership plan accounting, and corporate, partnership and individual tax services, the firm said.
He earned the Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional designation in January 2020. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Construction Financial Management Association.
Nickischer holds a B.S. in Accounting from West Chester University and a B.A. in Criminal Justice from the University of Pittsburgh. He resides in Amity Township, Berks County, with his wife and daughter.
Michael T. McAllister was named partner with Wyomissing-based RKL LLP’s Audit Services Group Jan. 1.
“Michael is a respected security and technology expert who supports regional business leaders as they navigate an increasingly complex environment,” said RKL CEO Ed Monborne. “We’re proud to admit Michael to the firm partnership and position him to help even more organizations in a wide range of industries reduce risk, improve effectiveness and get ready for what’s next.”
Since joining RKL in October 2019, McAllister broadened the firm’s lineup of IS assurance and advisory services to include IT governance, reevaluation and design; System and Organization Controls (SOC) reporting and readiness; cybersecurity assessments; business continuity planning and recovery support; network security and vulnerability testing; and QA/IV&V (Quality Assurance, Independent Verification and Validation) engagements.
Throughout his 25-year career in accounting and computer science, McAllister has focused on strengthening internal controls for clients in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, retail, technology and financial services, and implementing comprehensive risk management across their full technology infrastructure.
A Certified Public Accountant, McAllister is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He holds the Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) credentials.
McAllister earned his B.S. in Accounting with a minor in Computer Science from Kutztown University and Penn State University. He resides in Schaefferstown with his wife and family.
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