Sarasota, FL – Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants, is pleased to announce that Samantha (Sam) Phillips has passed the exam to obtain the designation of Certified Public Accountant.  Sam earned her Bachelor’s in Accounting from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio.  Her primary area of practice is in audit.


"We are very proud of Sam for this great accomplishment.  She has worked hard to pass the CPA exam and obtain certification.  This, in combination with her background and experience, make her an integral member of our firm," said Rob Lane, Managing Shareholder.


About Kerkering, Barberio & Co.

Kerkering, Barberio & Co. is one of the largest independent certified public accounting firms in Southwest Florida and offers a wide range of services to businesses, organizations, and individuals.  The firm has been serving clients since 1972.  Kerkering, Barberio & Co. has three locations:  1990 Main Street, Suite 801, Sarasota, FL; 9423 Town Center Parkway, Lakewood Ranch, FL; and 4830 West Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 600, Tampa, FL. For more information, visit or