CPA, Managing Partner – Chesterfield Office
Robert B. Offerman joined Hochschild, Bloom & Company LLP in 1975 as a staff accountant. He was promoted to senior staff accountant in 1977, director of accounting and auditing in 1985, partner in 1994 and managing partner in 1999. Mr. Offerman has a broad range of experience and responsibilities, including audited engagements, management systems, accounting systems and varying tax and government reporting services.
In 1984 he was assigned the responsibility of managing the Firm’s ERISA Department (Pension and Profit Sharing Plans), which includes giving technical assistance to our personnel, planning for and advising clients and drafting plan documents with related government information returns. In 1994 he was assigned the responsibility of managing the Firm’s Accounting and Auditing Department, which includes establishing policies and procedures on a Firm-wide basis to assure that all the Firm’s Accounting and Auditing engagements are performed in accordance with applicable professional standards and that all client reports are prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted reporting standards of the profession.
In 1999 he was elected to the position of managing partner to provide the leadership and vision for the Firm into the 21 st century. In this role he is responsible for providing the strategic direction for the Firm, the development of plans and assignment of personnel to support those objectives.
Educational Background and Certification
Mr. Offerman graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting. Mr. Offerman passed the May 1975 CPA examination and received his CPA certificate (CPA certificate number 5575) in 1977 after completing the required experience. He is currently licensed to practice in the States of Missouri and Illinois.
Mr. Offerman has participated in professional development courses sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Missouri Society of CPAs and in-house courses. His training has included auditing, taxes, ERISA, government, and management services. He has also moderated accounting firms’ practice management managing partner retreats attended by firms from across North America.
Mr. Offerman is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of CPAs. He has served on various Society committees. He is also a member of the American Association of Industrial Management, the Regional Commerce Growth Association, the Missouri GFOA St. Louis Chapter and the West St. Louis County Chamber of Commerce where he serves on the Board of Directors and is President-Elect. In addition, Mr. Offerman is a member of the Board of PrimeGlobal and Chesterfield Arts Commission.