Sarasota, FL - Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants, is pleased to announce that Colleen Bankuty, Matthew Rzepa, Jr. and Tammy Becker have passed the exam to obtain the designation of Certified Public Accountant.  Colleen earned her Bachelor degree in Finance from the University of Florida and her Bachelor in Accounting from the University of South Florida - Sarasota-Manatee.  Matthew and Tammy earned their Bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of South Florida - Sarasota-Manatee.  Colleen's primary area of practice is in individual taxation and Matthew's and Tammy's are in audit.

"We are very proud of Colleen, Matthew and Tammy for this great accomplishment.  They have worked hard to pass the CPA exam and obtain certification.  This, in combination with their background and experience, make them integral members 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