Getting Started Early with Caleb Jenkins

On episode 44 of The Unique CPA, Randy is joined by Caleb Jenkins of RLJ Financial Services. They discuss Caleb’s early start in entrepreneurship and accounting as a child. Caleb shares his insights on the growing Client Accounting Services sector and his experiences with SALT Microfinance Solutions, highlighting the importance of giving back.

Important Links

Caleb Jenkins on LinkedIn

Caleb Jenkins on Twitter

RLJ Financial Services

SALT Microfinance Solutions

About the Guest

Caleb Jenkins is the Leader of Client Accounting Services at RLJ Financial Services, where he advises clients on how to make effective financial decisions for their futures. 

He is the Chaplain Ministry Leader and Webmaster at LAMB Services. Caleb also serves as the QuickBooks Consultant and Support Technician for Christian Aid Ministries’ SALT Microfinance Solutions Program, where he supports the organization’s efforts to break the cycle of poverty.

Caleb studied Accounting at College Plus, finishing in 2014. He earned an Enrolled Agent License from the IRS in 2018.

Meet the Host

Randy Crabtree, CPA

Randy Crabtree

Randy Crabtree, co-founder and partner of Tri-Merit Specialty Tax Professionals, is a widely followed author, lecturer and podcast host for the accounting profession.

Since 2019, he has hosted the “The Unique CPA,” podcast, which ranks among the world’s 5% most popular programs (Source: Listen Score). You can find articles from Randy in Accounting Today’s Voices column, the AICPA Tax Adviser (Tax-saving opportunities for the housing and construction industries) and he is a regular presenter at conferences and virtual training events hosted by CPAmerica, Prime Global, Leading Edge Alliance (LEA), Allinial Global and several state CPA societies. Crabtree also provides continuing professional education to top 100 CPA firms across the country.

Schaumburg, Illinois-based Tri-Merit is a niche professional services firm that specializes in helping CPAs and their clients benefit from R&D tax credits, cost segregation, the energy efficient commercial buildings deduction (179D), the energy efficient home credit (45L) and the employee retention credit (ERC).

Prior to joining Tri-Merit, Crabtree was managing partner of a CPA firm in the greater Chicago area. He has more than 30 years of public accounting and tax consulting experience in a wide variety of industries, and has worked closely with top executives to help them optimize their tax planning strategies.