Season 3 Finale

Episode 75 marks the end of festivities from The Beer Temple in Chicago, celebrating The Unique CPA. In part 3, Blake Oliver, creator of Earmark CPE, and Matthew May, founder and VP at Acuity, join Randy Crabtree and Scott Scarano. They discuss the impact of technology, crypto, and the blockchain on accounting, talk more about the wave of private equity already sweeping firms, and hit on the most important thread of all running through good work in the profession: integrity.

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Randy Crabtree, CPA

randy.crabtree@tri-merit.com

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 bi-weekly “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.

Schaumberg, 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.