Shareholder Carl Coburn has held many leadership roles within Clark Schaefer Hackett. He served as CSH’s president from 2008 to 2017, and prior to stepping into that role he led the firm’s Financial Services practice and served as Shareholder-in-Charge of the Cincinnati office. Although he shouldered great responsibility, he balanced his commitments to the firm and his clients with aplomb. During his more than 25 years of practice, Carl has developed a reputation for advocacy on behalf of clients, who appreciate his experience and caring approach to providing guidance that contributes to their success.

Carl is currently the Immediate Past Chair of the AGN–North America Executive Committee. Clark Schaefer Hackett is a founding member of AGN – a worldwide association of nearly 200 CPA firms – and as an elected officer, Carl has a direct role in the leadership and direction of this organization.

Because of his expertise, Carl has been retained as a litigation support consultant and has testified as an expert witness in hearings, mediations, depositions and trials. He has particular experience in the financial institutions sector, and has strong ties to many executives in the legal and financial communities. Carl has specific skill in the application of PCAOB, Sarbanes-Oxley, FDICIA and SEC regulations within the community banking subsector.


“Even though Carl was the firm president, he still had time for ongoing discussions with us and helped with our business plan questions.”

“CSH stepped up when we needed some extra help, thanks to Carl’s personal commitment to our mission.”


CPA – State of Ohio


Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Community Banking Advisory Network
AGN International – North America, Executive Committee Chair


Cincinnati Playhouse-in-the-Park Board Member
May Festival Board Member
Rotary Club of Cincinnati Finance Committee Chairman
Hillside Bible Church Board Member
Leadership Cincinnati, Class XXX
2014 Cincy Magazine “75 on 75” honoree


MBA, Finance, Xavier University
BA, Accounting, Wittenberg University

Contact Information

Phone: (513) 241-3111
Fax: (513) 241-1212

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