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Chris Frederick, a Principal at WilkinGuttenplan, has been with the firm since 2012. Chris divides his time between working with clients in the pharmaceutical and life science industries, professional services industries, international corporations, and closely held businesses.

Chris is the co-practice leader of our pharmaceutical and life sciences practice group. He has experience working with companies in various stages, from development through commercial distribution, with gross to net accounting expertise.

Chris has experience providing both attest and consulting/CFO services for pharmaceutical companies, including assisting with the initial setup of newly formed entities.

Chris provides international corporations, the professional services industry, and closely held businesses with audit, review, compilation, tax planning/compliance, and other miscellaneous consulting services, including overseeing the firm’s clients in our Client Accounting and Advisory Services group. As part of Chris’s involvement in the firm’s professional services industry, he had a niche for law firms’ compliance and consulting requirements, ranging in size from a few partners to large multi-office law practices.

Chris also contributes to the development of our associates, participates in the firm’s intern and staff training and orientation programs, and is well-versed in accounting software packages for small and medium-sized businesses. Prior to joining WilkinGuttenplan, he worked as a senior accountant for a firm in Wormleysburg, Pennsylvania, providing accounting, auditing, and tax services to a diverse client base.

Professional and Civic Achievements:

  • Member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA)
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)

Licenses and Certifications:

  • CPA License: Pennsylvania
  • Pharmaceutical Management


  • Chris graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the Lebanon Valley College. He continues his education through regular CPE and educational seminars. Chris also received a certificate in Pharmaceutical Management through Cornell University’s online school, eCornell.


What motivates you?

Success motivates me. Whether personal successes or working with our clients to achieve their goals, the feeling of success is something I strive for.

What is your favorite part of the culture at WG?

The family feel is my favorite part of the WG culture.  We all work collaboratively to achieve great things together.  It is clear, from the top, that as a team we will have much greater success than anything we could achieve individually.

What’s your proudest professional achievement?

Passing the CPA exam. It was by far the most difficult group of tests I ever had to study for and the feeling that I had when I passed the fourth part was great.

What advice would you give to the next generation of CPAs and Advisors?

Express your ideas. The industry is evolving, and speaking up will allow the next generation to have a stake in the evolution.

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