CohnReznick Names Hilbert MP of Assurance Practice

Robert Hilbert

Robert Hilbert

New York-based CohnReznick (FY17 net revenue of $617 million) named Robert Hilbert MP of the assurance practice. Hilbert succeeds Steven Schenkel, 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.

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 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,” says Frank Longobardi, CEO. “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.”