Robert Hilbert Named Managing Partner of CohnReznick’s Assurance Practice
CohnReznick LLP, one of the leading accounting, tax and advisory firms in the United States, has named Partner Robert Hilbert, CPA, the new Managing Partner of the Firm’s Assurance Practice. Hilbert succeeds Steven Schenkel, the Firm’s Chief Risk Officer who has held a dual role in overseeing both the Risk and Assurance Practices. Schenkel has announced his plans to retire next year, but will continue in the role of Chief Risk Officer until then.
Hilbert, who is based in the Firm’s New York office, previously served as the National Director of Accounting. With more than 25 years of experience providing technical guidance on accounting and auditing issues, Hilbert has specialized knowledge on issues including fair value accounting, financial instruments, debt and equity transactions, revenue recognition, business combinations, income taxes, and SEC reporting matters. His experience spans many industries including retail, manufacturing, and energy entities, small to very large banks and other financial institutions, and technology and life sciences companies.
“Since joining our Firm, Robert has become known for his strong leadership and team building. Our Assurance practice will benefit from both of those strengths as he works to enhance collaboration between National Assurance and our other client service teams,” said Frank Longobardi, CEO of CohnReznick.
Longobardi adds, “Steven’s leadership and commitment to protecting the Firm’s professional standards of quality and independence have been instrumental to our growth and success. His active involvement in the profession has also provided valuable insight to guide our people and our clients through ever-changing business environments.”
“As the new Managing Partner of Assurance, I plan to lead the development of a new audit methodology for the Firm, with a focus on improving both efficiency and effectiveness,” said Hilbert. “Steven and I are working together to ensure a seamless transition of the Firm’s Assurance functions, and I look forward to working with CohnReznick leadership to grow our practice, enhance our assurance expertise, and explore greater use of emerging technologies.”
Hilbert’s new position is effective immediately.