R. J. Gallagher and Associates, Inc. was formed to provide consulting services to Certified Public Accountants including: strategic planning, profitability analysis, marketing programs and other related services and quality Professional Development and Training programs.
For several years, Bob Gallagher was selected by the readers of Inside Public Accounting as one of the most recommended consultants to CPA Firms. Notification of this honor was received from the publisher of Inside Public Accounting.
"In the end, it is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are." - Max De Pree
Currently the President of R. J. Gallagher & Associates, Inc., a Management and Educational Consulting Organization for CPA Firms, Robert J. Gallagher, CPA, has spent over forty years in the accounting profession. He is a graduate of Kings College with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and attended the University of Scranton Graduate School. He was formerly a Partner with Deloitte Touche and a Managing Partner of a Pittsburgh based medium-sized CPA firm. For the past twenty-six years, he has been a consultant to CPA Firms throughout the country.
Bob has made presentations to State Societies, Associations, CPA Firms and Conferences throughout the country on Managing Profitability, Developing a Strategic Plan and several other subjects. He has conducted operational reviews, facilitated partner retreats, assisted Firms with their Governance documents, succession planning, strategic plans, compensation plans and other consulting services for over 500 firms throughout the country.
Authoring nineteen Professional Development, Practice Management and Marketing CPA Programs for CPA's as well as a book entitled "Merging Your CPA Firm - A Guide to Successful Acquisition or Sale of an Accounting Practice" which was published by Shepard's McGraw Hill; his articles have also appeared in "The Practicing CPA", "The Practical Accountant" and CCH Practice Management Publications. He was a former member of the distinguished faculty of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Bob has also presented Management and Leadership Development Workshops to over 1,500 CPAs in Enhancing their Leadership, Practice Management and Business Development Skills.
Selected by Inside Public Accounting as one of the top consultants to the CPA profession in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008.
Nominated in 2006 and 2007 by Accounting Today as one of the 100 most influential people in the accounting profession.
Invited to participate as speaker and facilitator from 1999 to 2007 at the annual Management Summit Conference.
Bob is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs, the Duquesne Club, Oakmont Country Club and has been President of The Western Pennsylvania Youth Basketball Club, Inc. for the past seventeen years. As a result of his mentorship to many young athletes, he appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show on October 31, 2006 with Denzel Washington and Swin Cash. He was also featured in Denzel Washington's book "The Hand That Guides Me." He is also a member of the Champions Committee for the Western Pennsylvania History Sports Museum.