Three KatzAbosch Financial Professionals Earn Distinguished Construction Industry Certification

Timonium, MD — KatzAbosch, one of the region’s leading certified public accounting, tax and consulting firms, announces that three of the firm’s CPAs – Kristin Bailey, Michael Gentry and Claudia Wolter – have earned the Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP) designation, a distinction that shows individuals have met the highest standards of construction financial management. There are less than 20 CCIFPs in the state of Maryland, and only 700 in the United States.

“Earning the CCIFP designation entails a very rigorous exam, and relatively few certified public accountants hold this professional distinction,” said Mark Cissell, CEO and President of KatzAbosch. “This brings the total number of CCIFPs at our firm to six, which demonstrates the added value and industry insight we are able to provide our clients.”

Kristin Bailey is a manager with KatzAbosch and provides a full range of accounting services for clients including business advisory services, tax planning, and accounting and tax services for closely-held businesses and individuals. She is a member of the Construction Services group.

Michael Gentry, a Shareholder with KatzAbosch, is Co-Chair of the Construction Services Group and has provided accounting and tax services to contractors and construction firms for more than 10 years. In addition, Gentry services closely-held businesses in the distribution, healthcare, and transportation sectors.

Claudia Wolter, a Shareholder with KatzAbosch, serves as Co-Chair of the firm’s Accounting and Auditing Services Group, assists in the quality control management and oversight of the firm and is a member of the Construction Services Group. She recently served as a contributing author of “Construction Accounting,” an in-depth guide to construction financial and accounting issues for attorneys distributed by the American Bar Association.

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