Firm Profile

Founded in 1946, VonLehman is a forward-thinking CPA and advisory firm that deftly guides closely held businesses, not-for-profits and governmental entities through the rough terrain of an ever-changing landscape.  Our firm is currently one of the largest private CPA and Business Advisory Firms in a regional that includes Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana as of 2013.  VonLehman is of The Cincinnati Enquirer’s “Top Workplaces” for years 2011, 2012, 2013 and consistently one of United Way’s “Live United 100.”  Our growth is attributed to our dedication to clients, our employees and a long-standing commitment to our communities.  We have developed a strong referral network including clients, bankers, attorneys and insurance agents that has enhanced our reputation and strengthened our service standards.  

VonLehman goes beyond accounting, tax and auditing services to offer strategic business advice that is in high demand among mid-sized organizations. True to our long-standing commitment to building the community, we specialize in sectors that drive the economy. These include manufacturing and distribution; construction and real estate development; retail; professional services; healthcare and healthcare reimbursement; not-for-profits; and governmental.

VonLehman's traditional service offerings include Audit, Review, Compilation, Tax and Management Consulting.

Additional VonLehman Services include Business Advisory Services (comprehensive operational and strategic advisory teams), Expert Witness Testimony, Strategic Business Planning, Personal Financial/Estate/Retirement Planning, Business Valuations, Merger and Acquisition Consulting, Technology Consulting, General Accounting Services, Job Costing, QuickBooks® Training & System Implementation, Production/Inventory Management, Human Resources Support, Employee Benefit Planning Services, 401(k) Audit Services, Controllership and Crisis Management/Turnaround Services.

 

Capabilities: We perform all services using our own in-house staff and do not subcontract to outside firms.  With a full-service audit staff comprised of nearly 60 professionals, we can leverage our expertise and available resources as needed.  This allows VonLehman to offer any organization flexibility in the audit schedule should that need arise. 

Affiliation: VonLehman is a member of CPAmerica, an exclusive, worldwide association of independent, leading accounting firms, founded to pursue and ensure excellence in accounting and consulting services.  This network of professionals includes 70 firms located across the United States and 76 international affiliate offices in 23 countries.

CPAmerica firms are comprised of highly trained, experienced professionals with a broad range of specializations.  Should our in-house professionals require additional technical expertise in any area, this affiliation allows us immediate access to industry experts in order to gain the necessary knowledge to complete an assignment.

Size of Professional Staff:  70                  Total CPAs on Staff:  57

Size of Audit/Tax Staff:     66                  Consulting Professionals:  8

Total Staff 2013:            110                  Local Partners:   12

 

An Accounting Specialist Among Generalists

Unlike general accounting firms, which view all clients through the same lens, we work to understand the unique business issues facing each client. Our specialized industry expertise gives us a profound understanding of an organization's operational and reporting challenges.

Since 1946, we have helped our clients manage risk, seize opportunities and maximize profits through every conceivable market condition. Our long-term perspective is formed by the latest industry trends. We go beyond "best practices" to embrace "next practices" - something traditional accounting firms are not wired to do.

Bottom-Line Value

Our teams are recognized for the tangible value they bring to clients. In the tax area, we routinely find opportunities for tax savings that other firms miss. In the financial advisory area, we identify ways to lower costs without sacrificing functionality. In the strategic advisory area, we help organizations align strategies, processes and people to accommodate changing market conditions. We are committed to bringing bottom-line value to every client interaction.

Uncommon Continuity of Service

We are a relationship-driven firm that embraces "client focus" as a core value. Our culture enables us to attract and retain top talent, resulting in one of the highest staff retention rates in the nation. That means our clients can expect to work with the same team year after year, enjoying uncommon continuity of service.

Consistently High Quality Ratings

VonLehman teams perform at the absolute highest quality level – a claim confirmed by the respected peer review process required by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. We have consistently earned the highest possible rating from the AICPA, a notable testament to the quality of our service.

Shared Leadership Model

In October, 2009, Brian Malthouse succeeded Andrew VonLehman to become the firm's fifth president and first non-family president. While the firm prospered under four generations of the VonLehman family, the time was right for a new, shared leadership model that taps the collective talents of the entire firm.

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