Bernard (Ben) J. Schultz, CPA/PFS, CIA
A Certified Public Accountant, Personal Financial Specialist and Certified Internal Auditor with 15+ years of tax, 'Big 4' public accounting and auditing experience in manufacturing, agriculture, retail, insurance, financial, and professional service industries.
Ben is a business consultant and financial analyst focused on managing risk and creating value for his clients. He is driven by client relationships and is a relentless problem solver with a positive track record of identifying and implementing solutions to positively improve organizational systems and processes. He currently specializes in small business accounting, taxation and internal audit consulting.
His professional career started as a financial analyst for a window & door company in Cincinnati; then, joined public accounting firm, Ernst & Young, in Columbus. In 2010, Ben joined a Fortune 100 insurance company headquartered in Columbus and later returned to public accounting.
individual and business tax planning and preparation
financial accounting and reporting
IT and operational auditing
enterprise risk management
Certified Public Accountant (CPA), State of Ohio
Personal Financial Specialist (PFS), American Institute of CPAs
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Institute of Internal Auditors
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
Member of the American Institute of CPAs
Tax preparer through Tax Time, a network of organizations that works to provide free tax assistance services and connect low- and moderate-income households to financial resources.
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting, cum laude, Northern Kentucky University (AACSB accredited)
Tanner Krauth, CPA
A Certified Public Accountant with 5+ years of corporate accounting and finance experience with Fortune 100 companies.
Tanner is always seeking to add value to the businesses and individuals he works with. He loves working with businesses to understand how their business operates, so he can identify financial and operational areas of improvement and implement creative solutions that save time, money and stress. He is energized by solving problems and thinking of unique ways to address the issues his clients are facing.
His professional career started as an internal audit intern with a Fortune 100 company in Columbus, Ohio. He then transitioned to Findlay, Ohio to work for a Fortune 100 oil & gas company as a cost analyst. He returned to Columbus in 2016 to work for a specialty retail company performing inventory management and financial reporting activities. He is excited to bring this passion for problem solving from corporate accounting to local businesses and individuals.
Financial accounting and reporting
Budgeting and forecasting
Certified Public Accountant, State of Ohio
Mentor through Big Brothers Big Sisters, an organization that provides positive, adult relationships to school-aged kids who need them
Volunteer through Local Matters, a Columbus based organization that provides cooking classes and food education to those in need
Bachelor of Science in Accounting, The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business