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Looking back at a Year of Growth

December 11, 2014


Growth trajectory: CSH looks back at 2014

Bigger doesn’t always mean better, but in the case of Clark Schaefer Hackett, this year’s growth has been a definite advantage for the firm and our clients.

Growth Through Knowledge
CSH professionals continually push themselves to learn and develop. As our associates have advanced in specialization and responsibility, we’ve become even better positioned to provide you with services and solutions. Our most popular published guidance of 2014 — offered in articles, whitepapers, webinars, and resource guides — is shown to the right.

Growth From Within
In July, the firm announced two new shareholders: Mark Gaudet and Kent Pummel, and six new principals: Robin Dennis, Rob Kitchen, Ann Knerr-Smith, Brittany Lawrence, Matt Shroyer, and Jesse Young. Additionally, 37 other CSH advisors were elevated through promotions. 

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  1. Tangible property regulations
  2. Clarified accounting and review standards
  3. Expired tax provisions
  4. Cost-of-living adjustments
  5. The ACA and annual enrollment counts

  1. Year End Tax Planning
  2. Estate Planning: Asset Transfer Strategy
  3. Community Banks and Valuations
  4. Transfer Pricing
  5. Social Entrepreneurship for Not-for-Profits
 Lite papers

  1. Healthcare: State of the Industry
  2. Manufacturing: State of the Industry
  3. Banking: State of the Industry
  4. Real Estate: State of the Industry
  5. Energy: State of the Industry

We also launched CSHMax, a program that focuses on employee career opportunity maximization. From the way we onboard people into the firm to the way we coach and mentor associates, we provide unique support for careers at CSH.

Growth Through Acquisition and Expansion
With the acquisition of CPA firms Schoonover Boyer + Associates in May, and J.D. Cloud in July, we added more than 25 employees to our Columbus and Cincinnati offices. And we’re proud that 75 additional new hires joined the firm in 2014. We also opened a new office in Northern Kentucky. This increased breadth and depth of knowledge has resulted in a noticeable benefit to our clients.

Strategic expansion has helped secure our continued recognition as a Top 100 Firm, as determined by INSIDE Public Accounting’s Annual Ranking Report. As a multi-year veteran of the elite Top 100 list, we’re gratified to maintain our proud history of annual growth.

At CSH, we continually strive to be better, and to help our clients be better. As 2014 draws to a close, we’re thankful for the opportunity to serve, and look forward to the prospects of a new year.

All content provided in this article is for informational purposes only. Matters discussed in this article are subject to change. For up-to-date information on this subject please contact a Clark Schaefer Hackett professional. Clark Schaefer Hackett will not be held responsible for any claim, loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of any information within these pages or any information accessed through this site.


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