Barnes Dennig Director Tom Groskopf, CPA, MBA, CVA will serve as the new Technical Director of the
AICPA’s Center for Plain English Accounting (CPEA). The CPEA is the national accounting and auditing (A&A) resource center for local and regional firms. It provides knowledge through publications, alerts and webinars on accounting, auditing and quality control standards.
The AICPA’s announcement shared, “As a client engagement partner, he brings valuable insight and extensive experience to private company accounting issues, as well as expertise in audit, review, compilation and attestation services.”
On Groskopf’s appointment, Barnes Dennig’s Managing Director Steve Hube shared, “The partnership with the AICPA blends into our vision of providing high-level expertise.” Barnes Dennig strives to provide exceptional client service by investing in education and training for our staff, clients and the community so the affiliation with the AICPA is another way to go beyond the numbers of tax and accounting to “empower individuals and companies achieve financial success.”
Center for Plain English Accounting
Groskopf is uniquely qualified to serve as the next Technical Director with his local and international experiences. He is the service line leader for the firm’s A&A practice and will bring the resources and expertise of Barnes Dennig’s A&A practice to the CPEA. Groskopf is a nationally recognized authority on A&A topics and has been selected by his peers to serve on numerous national and international standard-setting committees. He is a member of the Private Company Council, which works with the FASB to determine if and how U.S. generally accepted accounting principles should be adapted for private companies.
Groskopf also serves on the International Financial Reporting Standards’ Small- and Medium-sized Entity Implementation Group and is a member of the Xavier University Accounting Department’s Board of Executive Advisors. He served as a member of the FASB’s Private Company Financial Reporting Committee (PCFRC). In addition, he has served on the AICPA’s Private Companies Practice Section Technical Issues Committee, including one year as chair of its accounting subcommittee and on the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountant’s Audit and Accounting Committee.
“Tom’s leadership in the CPEA will provide opportunities for training and growth within our firm and across the country,” noted Hube.
About Barnes Dennig
Barnes Dennig is a regional CPA firm providing audit, tax and advisory services from its Ohio and Kentucky locations. The firm offers a complete array of professional services that includes financial reporting, financial analysis, tax service, international tax, 401(k) plan audit and business advisory services.
Barnes Dennig has been recognized as a “Top Workplace in Greater Cincinnati” by Enquirer Media in each of the past four years, and twice it has won the Alfred P. Sloan Award for “Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility.”