GRK&B’s Philbrick Earns Certified in Financial Forensics Designation

WORCESTER, Mass., Sept. 4, 2008 –  Greenberg, Rosenblatt, Kull & Bitsoli, P.C., one of the region’s leading accounting firms, announced today that Senior Vice President William E. Philbrick, CPA, MST has earned the designation of Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

The credential, Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), combines specialized forensic accounting expertise with the core knowledge and skills that make CPAs among the most trusted business advisers. The CFF  encompasses fundamental and specialized forensic accounting skills that CPA practitioners apply in a variety of service areas, including: bankruptcy and insolvency; computer forensics; economic damages; family law; fraud investigations; litigation support; stakeholder disputes and valuations. To qualify, a CPA must be an AICPA member in good standing, have at least five years of experience in practicing accounting, and meet minimum requirements in relevant business experience and continuing professional education.

In addition to serving as Senior Vice President, Philbrick is a Tax Director and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. He serves as the contact partner for the firm’s association with Jeffreys Henry International (JHI) and is a member of JHI’s Regional Executive Committee. He has more than 34 years of tax experience, including 12 years with the Internal Revenue Service, where he served in a variety of positions, ranging from Internal Revenue Agent to Chief, Examination, Andover Service Center. He was a member of the IRS Regional Commissioner’s Advisory Group.

Philbrick is also a vice chairman of the Massachusetts Association of Public Accountants’ Annual Tax Conference Planning Committee. In addition, he is a member of both the Federal Tax Division and the Information Technology Division, and served on the Tax Policy and Simplification Committee of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is a former Chairman and current member of the Federal Taxation Committee and the Public Relations Committee of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is a past Chairman of the International Trade Committee of the Worcester Area Chamber of Commerce and is a former member of the AdClub of Greater Worcester.

He earned a master’s degree in taxation and an advanced professional certificate from Bentley College, and serves on Bentley Graduate School’s Tax Advisory Board. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Salem State College.


GRKB ( of Worcester, Massachusetts is one of the region’s largest independent accounting firms and a member of JHI, an association of worldwide independent CPA firms.  GRKB provides comprehensive accounting, tax, valuation and consulting services for business entities, non-profit organizations, individuals, trusts and estates.