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Who We Are

Clark Schaefer Hackett is a results-driven advisory and accounting firm. We are forward thinking. We are innovators and problem solvers, optimizing business results in financial, technology, workforce and operational areas. We are passionate about helping clients succeed—and strive to be a catalyst for growth and innovation.

Our Mission

Clients, People & Communities

Knowing who you are comes from knowing what you stand for. Our mission is to better the lives of our clients, our people and our communities. We are committed to empowering our client’s success, motivating, advocating for and elevating our professionals and helping our communities grow and thrive.

We Are More

Clark Schaefer Hackett – Who We Are

Learn about all the facets of our firm.

Clark, Schaefer, Hackett & Co., an accounting and advisory firm, is the parent company to brand extensions including Clark Schaefer Consulting, Clark Schaefer Strategic HR, and Clark Schaefer Executive Search.

The CSH Way

A Passion for Relationships

Remarkable things happen when you put relationships at the center of your solutions. Our approach to creating remarkable relationships through excellent service is documented in our book, The CSH Way. It builds on our mission and firm values by defining the client experience we seek to deliver.

Our Pillars


Having a “trusted advisor” and receiving reliable, “high-quality deliverables” are two of the top benefits clients desire from our relationship. They want to be able to place their trust in us and our work.


“Exceptional responsiveness to client needs and expectations” is a highly appreciated aspect of service. Clients want us to plan engagements tailored to their objectives, managing deadlines, priorities and scope.


Clients consider our expertise much more valuable when they understand the result we can offer. When we apply our knowledge to client issues, we can deliver their desired outcomes.


Clients are looking for our leadership, innovation, familiarity with their business and ability to anticipate their needs as they grow. They want us to have a vision for their successful future.

Client Testimonials

Heritage Bank

When Northern Kentucky’s Heritage Bank was looking for a reliable accounting partner that had a great reputation in the community, they didn’t need to look far. Learn how their relationship with Clark Schaefer Hackett has helped them grow.

Akers Packaging

Clark Schaefer Hackett’s professionals are more than advisors – they’re part of their clients’ teams. Akers Packaging has come to rely on the expertise and relationship that CSH provides.

The Cincinnati Zoo

From the tiniest insect to the tallest giraffe, the Cincinnati Zoo understands that, no matter the size of the animal, it’s care and concern that makes a difference. Hear why the Zoo relies on Clark Schaefer Hackett’s not-for-profit team to help support their mission.

Grote Company

It takes time to build a trusted relationship. See how Clark Schaefer Hackett’s human approach to doing business has helped the Grote Company reach their goals.

Innovation and Technology

Our Commitment to Innovation

We were founded over 80 years ago. Although we’re proud of our past, our eyes are on the future. Our professionals are nimble, flexible and relentlessly seek to learn more. We combine their deep business expertise with cutting-edge technology to help clients set goals and build a prosperous future.

Our People

Our People

Empowering Our People

We succeed when our people grow and thrive, both personally and professionally.

Our CSH MAX program is one important way we try to better the lives of our people. We invest in their success at every stage of their careers. This means training opportunities, mentors, coaches and clear career progression models.

Our Real Values

We are committed to the values of:





Diversity & Inclusion

Our Culture

As an organization, we believe strongly that diversity and inclusion should be woven into our culture. Our REAL values reflect that. We stand for equal opportunities and treatment for everyone, from their personal to professional development, including career advancement. Internally, our firm also conducts training and seminars on gender bias and implicit bias to continue to break down barriers.

Hiring Practices

Our firm’s mission is to better the lives of our clients, people, and communities. And we endeavor to fulfill it in a number of ways; by creating remarkable relationships with clients and co-workers; by maximizing our employees’ career opportunities through coaching, mentoring, leadership training, and a wide range of learning and development opportunities; and by donating our time, talent, and funds to the communities where we live and work.

Clark Schaefer Hackett is committed to providing equal opportunity to all classes protected by federal, state, and local law. Employment-related decisions are made without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, military status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other legally protected status. Equal employment opportunity includes, but is not limited to, recruitment, hiring, placement, compensation, training, promotion, transfer, demotion, and termination.

Our employment objective is to select associates who meet high standards of personality, character, and occupational qualifications, who can carry on our work competently, have capacity for growth and will become a vital part of our organization.

Diversity & Inclusion in Action

Advancing Women in Leadership (AWIL)

CSH’s internal women’s committee, dedicated to increasing gender diversity in our management levels and providing women with equal opportunities for impact and influence throughout the firm and community.

AWIL Goals

  • Foster a positive and inclusive work culture for women that values and leverages our women’s talents, voices and ideas.
  • Make tailored career and business development opportunities available at each level to strengthen our pipeline of women.
  • Increase the number of women shareholders and women in leadership roles.

Charitable Commitment

CSH is a Platinum donor to the Ohio CPA Foundation, which supports programs designed to increase minorities in our profession and ensure a healthy, vibrant and diverse future for the CPA profession.

A Stigma-Free Workplace

We’ve partnered with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to create a stigma-free workplace when it comes to discussing mental health issues. Our executives and HR team regularly share valuable information with employees about caring for their mental, financial, and physical health. We believe work is only one part of the equation, and we strive to improve the lives of our employees in all areas.

Our Communities

Serving Our Communities​.

We’re committed to improving and enhancing the communities in which we live and work. One way we do this is by giving employees paid volunteer time off, so they can spend time helping the causes they love.


Our Reach.

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We can connect you to the right people, at the right time, anywhere in the world. CSH is one of the founding members of AGN International — a worldwide association of independent accounting and advisory firms. As the fifth largest accounting association in the world, AGN comprises:

  • 184 member firms
  • 414 offices
  • 9,709 partners and staff

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