About Us

A Commitment to You

Founded in 1938, Clark Schaefer Hackett is one of the 60 largest CPA and advisory firms in the U.S. We offer best-in-class technical expertise in audit and assurance, risk management, benefit plan consulting, forensic and litigation support, valuation and transaction services.

We combine the insights and ideas of multiple disciplines to provide solutions in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, construction and real estate, distribution, healthcare, financial services, as well as government entities, higher education institutions and not-for-profit organizations.

CSH provides the depth and expertise of a national firm but with a highly personal and flexible service approach you will value.

Our clients include:

  • Private and family-owned businesses
  • Multi-national corporations
  • Public companies
  • Financial institutions (public & private)
  • Governmental entities
  • Not-for-Profit organizations
  • Emerging enterprises
  • High-net worth individuals

Our Client Service, Mission and Values


The CSH Way

CSH_book_for-websiteWe didn’t write this book. Our clients did.

The CSH Way is our approach to creating remarkable relationships through excellent service. It builds on our mission and firm values by defining the client experience we seek to deliver. Based directly on feedback we’ve received from our clients, we’ve developed and published this book as a guide to building trust, offering guidance, delivering desired outcomes, and providing vision to help organizations achieve their goals.

We strive to include the elements of The CSH Way in our daily interactions with our clients and each other. This is how we differentiate ourselves and make a difference to those we work with.


Our Mission: To better the lives of our clients, people and communities.

REAL Values

We operate according to a set of clearly-defined values that drive our behaviors and everyday decisions.


  • We act with integrity and high regard for our professionalism and character.
  • We can be counted on to “do the right thing.”
  • We treat clients and coworkers in a manner that honors their value.
  • We celebrate others’ successes.
  • We appreciate differences and build client service teams with a broad mix of skills and approaches.


  • We hold our performance to the highest of standards, never resting on past achievements.
  • We strive for success and undertake continuous learning and development.
  • We are attuned to the needs of our associates and clients and respond with innovative ideas, practical solutions, and a focus on results.


  • We own our actions and claim responsibility for their results.
  • We are authentic in our conduct.
  • We are personally committed to the success and well-being of teammates.
  • We actively engage in discussions and commit to decisions once they are made.


  • We are passionate for people and performance.
  • We envision success and communicate the steps to get there.
  • We motivate each other to achieve excellence, and manage conflicts constructively.
  • We proactively strive to create value for all our stakeholders.

Our Professionals

Clark Schaefer Hackett’s leadership is composed of our executive committee, our firm wide administrative team, and our office, industry, and service leaders, all accountable for advancing the mission of CSH.


Professional Affiliations

Clark Schaefer Hackett is an active member, and one of the founding members, of AGN International – an association of more than 179 CPA firms located throughout the United States and around the world. AGN was formed to help members improve and provide clients with the most professional accounting services available. Our membership in AGN gives us all the advantages of a national firm, but with one major difference, we are able to retain those advantages unique to local and regional firms, most importantly, personal services.

Also, CSH is a long-time member firm in the Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA) and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), and its SEC Practice Section. Enrollment in this section requires adherence to the highest standards of professional competency and subjects the firm to a rigorous peer review every three years, which Clark Schaefer Hackett has always successfully completed.

Clark Schaefer Consulting

Clark Schaefer Consulting, an affiliate of Clark Schaefer Hackett, is a regional CPA consulting practice serving elite and emerging companies with practical solutions in finance, control and technology.

Offering a compelling alternative to national accounting and consulting firms, executing strategies and delivering results, they dedicate intellect, methodologies, and resources to ensure your success. A virtual extension of your department to enhance your capabilities and capacity.