Kia Buckner is the managing partner of Horsey, Buckner & Heffler, LLP. Kia has over 20 years of audit experience with Pricewaterhouse Coopers, LLP and Mitchell & Titus, LLP. Kia continues to serve a diversified client base, including public sector entities (including component units of the City of Philadelphia), quasi-governmental entities, various not-for-profit organizations, private foundations, commercial real estate and closely held entities and employee benefit plans.
Her responsibilities include planning and developing audit strategies, directing the performance of financial, compliance and performance audits, overseeing accounting service engagements and providing advisory services in connection with quality assurance and internal control process assessments.
Kia also is responsible for the firm’s overall quality control and continuing education and adherence to the firm’s related policies and procedures in these areas. Kia continues to teach courses on governance, internal controls and accounting and auditing research and has been responsible for the implementation of many pronouncements on all of her public sector and not-for-profit engagements.
Kia graduated magna cum laude from North Carolina A&T State University with a B.S. in Accounting. She is a CPA in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia and a member of the AICPA, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), and the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA). She serves as vice chairperson of the audit committee of the Philadelphia Housing Authority and as a member of the Ivy Legacy Foundation.
Chairman and CEO
Michael G. Horsey, CPA is the Chairman and CEO of Horsey, Buckner & Heffler LLP. Michael was a Partner of Mitchell & Titus’ Philadelphia office. Michael has over 39 years of experience in audit, taxation and financial analysis with a focus on serving not-for-profit organizations, state and local government agencies and private clients. Prior to joining Mitchell & Titus, Michael spent several years at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) and Johnson & Johnson Co.
Michael earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Finance and Commerce. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA); the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a member of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), and the Union League of Philadelphia. Michael currently serves on the Board of the African America Museum of Philadelphia; the Avenue of the Arts, Inc.; Mu Omega Foundation; the Black Women in Sports Foundation; and the Ivy Legacy Foundation. He previously served on the Board of the Police Athletic League, the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, and the African American Chamber of Commerce.
Partner of Heffler, Radetich & Saitta, LLP
George A. Saitta, CPA, CFF, FCPA is a Partner of Heffler, Radetich & Saitta LLP, leading the firm’s Healthcare and Forensic & Litigation Support Service Groups. George consults regularly with clients, law firms, governmental entities and fiscal intermediaries, and remains active in overseeing the firm’s audit team, related operations and quality of service. George has special expertise in forensic accounting for fraud and abuse and Qui Tam investigations, and providing expert testimony on criminal and civil cases. He received the Director's Citation for Sustained Excellence for providing audit and consultative services on Medicare regulations to the Health Care Financing Administration. He has served as an expert witness and provided testimony on civil and criminal cases for Grand Jury investigations and federal agencies. He was awarded a Certificate of Achievement for his contribution to the Exemplary Project Award given to the Montgomery County Emergency Service by the National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, and the United States Department of Justice. A graduate of LaSalle University, George holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and is certified in Financial Forensics. He is a member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of CPAs, and belongs to the association’s Healthcare and Forensic & Litigation Committees. He is a member of the Forensic CPA Society and the Healthcare Financial Management Association. He serves on the board of directors of Progressions Group, Inc., and is a former board member of Philadelphia Health Management and of the US Army Reserves.
Partner of Heffler, Radetich & Saitta, LLP
Edward J. Radetich, Jr., CPA (Ed) is a Partner of Heffler, Radetich & Saitta LLP. He has participated in the successful administration of hundreds of class action matters, and has been instrumental in developing the policies and practices of the firm’s affiliate business, Heffler Claims Group, a leading class action claims administration firm. Ed has provided expert testimony on litigation matters throughout the country and has testified before the US Senate Banking Committee, and the subcommittee on private litigation under the Federal Securities Law. He has also participated in focus groups with the United States Treasury to assist in the drafting of the regulations that accompany IRS code section 468(B). Ed has presented to numerous professional and trade organizations on administration procedures, including the National Association of Securities Class Action Trial Lawyers. A graduate of Drexel University, Ed holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He is licensed to practice accounting in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Florida. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and its Tax Division, the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs and the New Jersey Society of CPAs. Ed serves on numerous boards and committees for community and charitable organizations, with special emphasis on children and education. In 2011, he received the City of Hope Spirit of Life Award. Ed is on the Executive Advisory Council for the Rutgers University School of Business, and serves on both the Audit Committee and the Finance Council for the Archdiocese of Camden. He is vice president of the board of directors for Variety – The Children’s Charity, and has been recognized for his achievements in International Who’s Who.