Sarasota, FL -  Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants, is pleased to announce that Lydia Shields has passed the exam to obtain the designation of Certified Public Accountant.  Lydia earned her Bachelor’s in Accounting from the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee.  Her primary areas of practice are individual and business tax preparation.


"We are very proud of Lydia 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 4350 West Cypress Street, Suite 930, Tampa, FL.  For more information, visit or