Passionate for What’s Next with Justin Elanjian

On Episode 45 of The Unique CPA, Randy talks to Justin Elanjian, Partner-in-Charge of PPP & ERC Services at Aprio. Justin discusses how he navigated uncertainty and evolving guidelines while growing a new segment of the business that helps clients access COVID-19 relief funds. He shares some advice on the importance of thinking proactively and pursuing one’s passions, and he talks about what’s to come.

Important Links

Justin Elanjian on LinkedIn


About the Guest

Justin Elanjian is the Partner-in-Charge of PPP & ERC Services at Aprio, where he leads a team of over 50 professionals to help businesses access COVID-19 relief funds and navigate the complexities of legislative programs. Prior to becoming a partner, he worked at Aprio for over 12 years.

Justin is also a Board Member of the Empty Stocking Fund, which operates in the greater metro Atlanta area and provides holiday gifts to children living in poverty. He serves as Treasurer of the Aprio Foundation and as Chair at Shakerag Elementary School.

He earned his BBA in Accounting from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business in 2007.

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.