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J. Matthew Yuskewich, CPA, PFS installed as 2009-2010 chair of OSCPA Executive Board: J. Matthew Yuskewich, CPA, PFS, was installed as the 100th presiding officer of the Executive Board of The Ohio Society of CPAs before 600 members during the Members Summit & Annual Meeting, June 30, in Columbus.


Yuskewich is an owner of the Winterset CPA (Computer Press Association, Landing, NJ) An earlier membership organization founded in 1983 that promoted excellence in computer journalism. Its annual awards honored outstanding examples in print, broadcast and electronic media. The CPA disbanded in 2000.  Group in Columbus. During his inaugural speech, Yuskewich encouraged all members to get involved. "We need to be certain our voice is heard and our expertise as CPAs is utilized," Yuskewich stressed.

"The Ohio Society needs your involvement to achieve the goals that benefit all of us," he continued. "Join a committee. Get involved in your community. Share your ideas. Get plugged in."

Yuskewich led the enthusiastic applause as the Society recognized member military veterans and those with family members in military service. He also recognized OSCPA OSCPA Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants
OSCPA Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants
 member volunteers for meeting a wide range of needs--from serving on Society committees and councils to participating in community outreach programs such as Accounting for Kids[TM] Day. "Volunteers are the lifeblood of this organization," Yuskewich said.

Installing officer Steven A. Haxton, CPA, president of Jacob Haxton & Boord LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.

LLC - Logical Link Control
 praised Yuskewich's leadership talents: "I've known Matt for many years and have always been impressed with his commitment and character. Now we will all benefit from his skills and leadership ability."

"I swear to keep the Society on solid ground and be a good steward of the resources of which I'm in charge," Yuskewich promised.

During the Annual Meeting, Peter A. Margaritis, CPA, president of Margaritis Financial Services in Columbus, was inducted as chair-elect. Jay J. Moeller, CPA, partner with Battelle & Battelle LLP LLP - Lower Layer Protocol  in Dayton, will serve as past-chair. Brian D. Marita, CPA, partner with Ciuni & Panichi Inc. in Cleveland, was inducted as vice chair--finance.


The Society presented its highest award, the Gold Medal for Meritorious Service to the Accounting Profession, to Thomas D. Hazelbaker, CPA, a shareholder with Clark Schaefer Hackett in Middletown. Hazelbaker was honored for his steadfast commitment to OSCPA through the legislative key-person program and numerous other committees. Upon receiving his award, Hazelbaker thanked the many people who have supported and shaped who he is today. He also admonished attendees to live a life of integrity. "We have a profound responsibility to the public by serving in this profession," Hazelbaker said.


The Annual Meeting also included a recap of the Society's financial performance for FY 2008-2009. Through aggressive cost management and innovative programming and marketing, OSCPA reported strong financial performance. For a financial overview, see the report on page 30.

Moeller and OSCPA President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  Clarke Price shared many of the Society's successes of the past year, including the steady growth of the Professional Issues Updates (PIUs). Offering four hours of free CPE (Customer Premises Equipment) Communications equipment that resides on the customer's premises.

CPE - Customer Premises Equipment
 with an engaging overview of the issues impacting the profession, the PIUs are one of the most popular member benefits.

The Society's Annual Meeting was the centerpiece of the Members Summit, which provided a full-day of CPE programs across multiple tracks. Changing accounting standards and the move to a single set of international standards continues to be a pressing issue. GAAP GAAP

See: Generally Accepted Accounting Principles


See generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
 continues to change and become more compatible with International Financial Reporting Standards International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are standards and interpretations adopted by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB).

Many of the standards forming part of IFRS are known by the older name of International Accounting Standards (IAS).
, creating a widespread impact on the CPA profession. Many more topics were covered during the Members Summit. Read more in the article "Surviving today's economy main topic of 2009 Members Summit."





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, CFF See Compensatory Financing Facility.  

Spilman Hills & Heidebrink Ltd., Toledo

Jennifer L Fallows, CPA

Moskal Gross Orchosky Inc., Cleveland

Kristine G. Devine, CPA

Deloitte & Touche, LLP, Columbus

Elizabeth A. Frey, CPA

American Greetings Corporation, Cleveland

Annette J. Rader, CPA

Radel Smith & Associates, Bowling Green

Christopher D. Flaig, CPA, MBA

Joseph Decosimo & Co., LLC, Cincinnati



J. Clarke Price, CAE (1) (Computer-Aided Engineering) Software that analyzes designs which have been created in the computer or that have been created elsewhere and entered into the computer.  

CHAIR-ELECT Peter A. Margaritis, CPA

Margaritis Financial Services, LLC, Columbus


Ciuni & Panichi Inc., Cleveland

PAST CHAIR Jay J. Moeller, CPA

Battelle & Battelle LLP, Dayton


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Winterset CPA Group, Columbus

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Russell, Eckert, Mealer & Kalb CPAs, Inc., Columbus

Craig M. Steinhoff, CPA

Hill Barth & King LLC, Boardman

James P. Gero, CPA

Hobe & Lucas CPAs, Independence

Mark A. Van Benschoten, CPA

Rea & Associates Inc., Dublin

Gerald P. Weinstein, CPA, Ph.D.

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Michael A. Petrecca, CPA

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Columbus

Thomas M. Zaino, CPA, JD

McDonald Hopkins, Columbus
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