Financial Services

Results Through Expertise

We don’t need to tell you how challenging the banking environment is. You know it. You also understand the benefits of advisors who know your industry. But here’s something you may not know: Clark Schaefer Hackett is committed to providing the best client service of any firm — period. Because we believe better relationships produce better results, we teach our professionals to deliver highly-valued client experiences. And it shows. Our client satisfaction ratings are 45% higher than the industry average*.

We offer all the sophisticated services you expect from a top CPA and advisory firm — but it’s our service style that sets us apart.

With more than 30 years of experience serving financial institutions, we can help you stay compliant, manage risk and make smart decisions. But we also respond promptly, deliver quality and truly care about your success. We call it results through remarkable relationships.

* Based on third-party surveys of CSH clients.

Service Offerings

Assurance Services

We don’t just audit your organization, we strengthen it. As we examine your financials, practices and policies, we keep operational improvements top of mind and share best practices to make you better.

Our assurance services include:

  • Financial statement audits & reviews
  • Agreed upon procedures (AUP)
  • SEC reporting
  • FDICIA reporting
  • Custody audits

Tax Services

You know how fast the regulatry environment changes and how challenging it is to keep pace. With our deep knowledge of tax law and the financial services sector, we help you stay compliant and grow.

Our tax services include:

  • Federal tax compliance
  • State & local taxes (SALT)
  • Tax consulting
  • Cost segregation studies
  • Trust tax preparation

Risk Management

We help you manage risk — so you can move forward with confidence.

Our risk management services include:

  • Regulatory compliance
  • BSA, OFAC & USA Patriot Act
  • Risk assessment
  • Internal audit
  • Trust audit
  • Internal control evaluations,
    including SOX 404
  • Loan reviews
  • Quality control reviews
  • NACHA compliance
  • Financial management projects
    including model validations
  • IT security & control audits
  • Disaster recovery and business
    continuity reviews

Mergers & Acquisitions

If you have an M&A strategy or need to create one, we have the experience and connections to help you achieve your objectives.

Our M&A services include:

  • M&A advisory
  • Business valuation
  • Due diligence
  • Purchase price accounting

Association Memberships

American Bankers Association
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Banking CPAs
Community Bankers Association of Ohio
Financial Managers Society
Indiana Bankers Association
The Institute of Internal Auditors
Kentucky Bankers Association
Ohio Bankers League
Tri State League of Financial Institutions

A Unique Approach to Client Service

At CSH, we believe better relationships produce better outcomes. We are so passionate about this approach that we published a book entitled The CSH Way, documenting our unique commitment to client service.

Our professionals are specially trained to deliver highly-valued client experiences, and our superior client satisfaction ratings are the result. In a recent independent survey, our client satisfaction ratings were 45% higher than the industry average*.

Here’s a closer look at results we’re proud of.

Over 96% of financial services clients surveyed said CSH professionals:

Are good listeners
Provide high-quality deliverables
Know their industry
Offer personal attention
Understand their business needs

Learn more about our firmwide client satisfaction results here.

Thought Leadership

At CSH, it is imperative to keep our clients and the greater business communities abreast of relevant topics and trends. Our professionals are more than CPAs. They are authors, speakers and association leaders who offer timely educational opportunities on industry-specific topics and challenges.

CSH publishes alerts, articles, resource guides and hosts webinars and seminars aimed at keeping you informed and performing at your best.

Financial Institutions Guidance

At CSH, we’re not just accountants; we’re leaders, authors, speakers and association members. Our professionals have deep financial institutions expertise, and share their insights for the good of our clients and the industries we serve.

How Can We Help You?

With a vast array of solutions to meet the needs of growing businesses, individuals and families, the question isn’t if we can help but how.

Financial Institutions Team

We offer best-in-class technical expertise and services, but it’s the quality of our professionals that set us apart. At CSH, relationships matter, and we believe creating supportive, helpful, working relationships is perhaps the most valuable talent we offer. How can we support you? Contact one of our team members below or explore our searchable page of all firm professionals.