Centri Taps Blake Roberts to Lead Technical Accounting Practice
Chief Quality Officer
Philadelphia, PA – April 25, 2023 – Centri Business Consulting, LLC, one of the industry’s fastest-growing and most respected accounting and advisory firms, is excited to announce the addition of a new Partner and Technical Accounting Practice Leader, Blake Roberts. With this appointment, Roberts assumes the position from Jaime Krug, who will now focus exclusively on her role as Chief Quality Officer where she leads the firm’s quality control policies, procedures, and processes across all business operations, including oversight of the Centri National Office.
Throughout his 18-year career, Blake has established himself as an expert advisor in supporting financial accounting advisory transactions and issues for a range of companies including public, privately held, and private equity portfolio entities, ranging from pre-IPO entrepreneurial startups to large public multi-national corporations. Blake also brings deep experience in reporting complex revenue recognition transactions, business combinations, and stock-based compensation arrangements to the role. Additionally, he has extensive expertise in identifying internal control and governance gaps.
Centri’s Technical Accounting practice boasts significant technical skills and a deep understanding of U.S. GAAP, IFRS, and other generally accepted accounting principles, including local GAAP. Under Blake’s leadership, the practice will continue to focus on creating accurate, technically-sound position papers for use by regulatory agencies and auditors through leveraging its expertise in debt extinguishment and modifications, business combination analysis, revenue recognition analysis, lease accounting analysis, stock compensation, and other technical proficiencies.
“Blake’s technical accounting expertise and proven track record of delivering actionable insights to clients make him an excellent addition to our team,” says Michael Aiello, Centri’s CEO & Managing Partner. “Under his leadership, we are confident that our Technical Accounting practice will continue to provide our clients with the high levels of service and support that define all our work. We are thrilled to have him on board and look forward to his contributions to the firm’s continued growth and success.”
Blake added, “Today’s increasingly complex accounting environment can be challenging for businesses to navigate on their own. I am excited to join a team of professionals focused on truly understanding clients’ businesses and delivering the counsel and data they need to fuel their continued growth and success.”
Prior to joining Centri, Blake was an audit partner at BDO USA, LLP, where he drove revenue growth for the firm’s Technology & Life Sciences industry groups. Blake earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from King’s College and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is also a member of the AICPA, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania State Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Jaime Krug joined Centri in 2014 and has been an essential contributor to the firm’s growth in various leadership roles. As the firm’s Chief Quality Officer, Jaime oversees the strategic development, processes, and initiatives related to training and growing a team of professionals, both technically and qualitatively while upholding Centri’s commitment to quality of services and client satisfaction. Additionally, she oversees the Centri National Office, a dedicated quality control team that performs independent quality control and technical reviews of the work produced by Centri professionals.
Jaime stated, “I am excited to welcome Blake to the team and transition to the CQO role as a singular focus. It will allow me to reinforce the commitment to quality and accuracy that we make to every client as our firm continues to grow. I know that Blake will be a tremendous addition to Centri, and I look forward to working closely with him to deliver superior results for our clients.”
About Centri Business Consulting, LLC
Centri Business Consulting provides the highest quality advisory consulting services to its clients by being reliable and responsive to their needs. Centri provides companies with the expertise they need to meet their reporting demands. Centri specializes in financial reporting, internal controls, technical accounting research, valuation, mergers & acquisitions, and tax, CFO and HR advisory services for companies of various sizes and industries. From complex technical accounting transactions to monthly financial reporting, our professionals can offer any organization the specialized expertise and multilayered skillsets to ensure the project is completed timely and accurately.
Eight Penn Center
1628 JFK Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19103
530 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10018
4509 Creedmoor Rd
Raleigh, NC 27612
615 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
50 Milk Street
Boston, MA 02109
1775 Tysons Blvd
McLean, VA 22102
8310 South Valley Highway
Englewood, CO 80112