William J. Cloppert, CPA

Director Emeritus

“Everyday we strive to work smarter, offering our clients practical and useful accounting, audit, tax, and financial planning advice designed to help position them for continued success.”

Bill is a hands-on business counselor with experience in a variety of industries, with a particular focus on wholesale/distribution. He has recommended and assisted in the development of deferred compensation agreements, buy/sell agreements, projections and business planning for numerous clients. Bill is also involved in estate and tax planning for key members of client management teams.

He served as Managing Director of the firm from 1988 – 2011, leading Barnes Dennig through significant growth to become the fifth-largest CPA firm in Greater Cincinnati.

Currently Bill is an Adjunct Professor at Xavier University in the Accounting Department and has taught various financial courses in the MBA program since 2013. He also serves on the Advisory Board for a local company.

Bill earned a BA in Accounting from Xavier University and the EXMBA in 2013. He has been a member of Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants since 1974. He has been very involved in PKF North America and PKF International, a global association of public accounting firms to which Barnes Dennig belongs. As a member, Bill has also served on the International Executive Committee (IEC) and as Chairman of the Board of Directors, and he most recently chaired the North American Membership Committee.

Additionally, Bill was Chairman of the Freestore Foodbank Foundation Board from 2008-2015, serves on the Board of Executive Advisors at Williams College of Business at Xavier University, and has been a mentor for business majors at Xavier since 2003.