Barnes Dennig’s Assurance Service Line Director, Thomas J. Groskopf, CPA, CVA, MBA, was named to Accounting Today’s list of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting. This honor recognizes Tom’s leadership of the Center for Plain English Accounting, a key program of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. During his tenure at CPEA, Tom has traveled the country to more than 150 CPA firms to explain in “Plain English” difficult technical accounting and auditing standards including the new Revenue and Lease Accounting standards. Tom’s work at CPEA has helped over 30,000 accounting and audit professionals.

“I’m honored by this recognition and humbled by the accomplishments of the others on this list,” Tom noted. I congratulate my fellow honorees and I thank Accounting Today for including me on this list.”

”The business environment today is more complicated than ever.  This includes massive technological change, globalization, standards/regulation change, political instability, and tight labor markets,” Tom added, “I look forward to continuing to assist the clients of Barnes, Dennig and CPEA member firms in navigating these challenges.

Tom’s past service on the Private Company Council, representative of the United States on the International Financial Reporting Standards’ Small- and Medium-sized Entity Implementation Group and the Private Company Financial Reporting Committee underscore why he was named to the Top 100 List.

Tom leads Barnes Dennig’s Assurance Service Line. In this role, Tom provides quality assurance for the firm’s clients to confirm compliance with applicable standards and provide the best product possible to the preparers and users of financial statements. In addition, he is a resource to the members of the firm’s assurance practice to help them resolve challenging questions in a cost-effective manner regarding audit, review and compilation matters.

Tom is a summa cum laude graduate of Xavier University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Finance with High Honor from Xavier University.

Xavier University has appointed him a member of its Accounting Department’s Board of Executive Advisors. In addition to holding the CPA credential, he holds the designation of Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA).

About the Center for Plain English Accounting

CPEA is the AICPA’s national Accounting and Auditing resource center, sponsored by the Private Companies Practice Section. CPEA’s team of experts assists members with their accounting, auditing, attest, review, and compilation needs by sharing technical advice and guidance in a straight-forward manner.

About Barnes Dennig

Barnes Dennig provides assurance, tax, and advisory services for hundreds of privately held companies and their shareholders as well as non-profit organizations. The firm has offices in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. Barnes Dennig was founded in 1965 on the belief that respect for employees and proactive client service are the twin pillars of a successful business. As the firm has grown, its service offerings have evolved accordingly – but always with a strong commitment to clients, people and the community.

The firm also provides client accounting and bookkeeping services in addition to mergers & acquisition/transaction advisory services. If you have questions and wish to speak with a member of our team, contact us here, or call 513-241-8313.