RPT was formed by a CPA who began his career at Price Waterhouse Coopers working several years in both tax and audit. Robert P. Trautwein has over 18 years of experience in the fields of accounting, tax and finance ranging from fortune 500 publicly traded companies to small privately owned entities and start-ups. His experience spans various industries and capacities and has been enhanced by several years as a consultant within challenged environments.
Robert has consulted for several companies including 99 Cents Only Stores, Irwin Naturals, Robbins Brothers, THQ, Pinkberry Ventures, Inc., OPI Products, Inc. and Conde Nast. While at Price Waterhoue Coopers, Robert’s audit clients included The Cheesecake Factory Inc., The Wolfgang Puck Food Company, Inc., Gelson’s Markets, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and Crystal Cruises.
Robert is a member of Beta Alpha Psi and graduate of the Marshall School of Business and the Leventhal School of Accounting at University of Southern California and is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (ncaCPA). Robert holds licenses to practice public accounting in both North Carolina and California.
After spending several years working as a consultant for large corporations, Robert saw several opportunities that would allow individuals and small business owners to benefit from his experience. RPT works to develop cost effective solutions to optimize the accounting and reporting function, tax filing and other compliance reporting routines that are often challenging for individuals and small businesses.