George has more than 29 years of experience in public accounting. He began his career with a regional firm before co-founding his own firm, Bertke, Sparks & Kremer CPAs, which merged with Barnes Dennig in 2014.
George uses his strong business and analytical capabilities to help clients reach their goals and improve their business operations. His areas of expertise include auditing of financial statements and business consulting. He has in-depth experience in the audit and accounting realm and is a member of the firm’s Accounting and Audit Quality Control Committee.
George leads the firm’s Peer Review Practice and frequently assists other firms who need additional expertise on their peer review team. In addition, he has been asked to participate as a peer reviewer for the AICPA’s Oversight Committee as part of its audit quality enhancement project. Also, George is a member of the Report Acceptance Body (RAB) Committee for Peer Reviews of the Kentucky Society of CPAs (KYCPA).
George is also a member of the Kenton County Parks and Recreation Board and the Northern Kentucky University Alumni Association. He’s a past Committee Member of the Kenton County Judge Executive’s task force to reform the County’s Health Insurance Plan, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Education Committee and past Treasurer of the Kenton County Knothole League.
George is a Personal Financial Specialist (PFS), meaning that he has met the financial planning requirements established by the AICPA. This means that George is able to address his clients’ comprehensive financial planning needs, and better understand the tax implications.
George holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Northern Kentucky University with a major in accounting.
His professional memberships include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants.
“George, Rachael, and team have been extremely responsive and helpful throughout our audits and willing to provide guidance as we navigate the PPP loan process and the challenges of coronavirus on our organization. We are only one of many clients and they give us their full attention without a second thought. Not only that, I trust their expertise totally. We’re fortunate to have the Barnes Dennig team supporting us – thank you.”
– Barnes Dennig Client, 2020
“George Sparks and his team are excellent! They provide excellent and timely information. George and Daniel are always a phone call away throughout the year, not just our audit season. I appreciate the care and attention they provide our organization.”
– Lydia M., Director of Finance
“Relationship with George Sparks and team has been outstanding – no issues, total cooperation and going beyond in answering questions and assisting.”
– Tete T., District Financial Officer