Season 3 Finale

Episode 73 of The Unique CPA is live from The Beer Temple in Chicago, and the end of Season 3 celebrations are so big, we’ve had to split it into three parts! Randy is joined by Scott Scarano, host of the Sons of CPAs podcast, and they talk to Tim Jipping, owner of Journey Advisors & CPAs, Allan Koltin, the founder of Koltin Consulting Group, and Kenji Kuramoto, the CEO of Acuity.

Important Links

The Beer Temple

Padgett Business Services of North Carolina

The Accounting High Podcast

Journey CPAs & Advisors

Koltin Consulting Group


The Drink While You Think Podcast

About the Guest

Randy’s guests for part 1 of the Season 3 Celebration included:

Randy was joined by co-host Scott Scarano, owner, Padgett Business Services of North Carolina, and host of the Sons of CPAs podcast.

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.