Simplifying Implementation with Software

On Episode 61 of The Unique CPA, Randy Crabtree is joined by Joel Hess, a Principal at LeaseCrunch, which provides cloud-based lease accounting software solutions for CPA firms. Joel discusses the significance of new lease accounting standards and shares ways firms can efficiently implement them.

Important Links

Joel Hess on LinkedIn

LeaseCrunch website

About the Guest

Portrait of Joel HessJoel Hess is a Principal at LeaseCrunch, a company that provides comprehensive, cloud-based solutions to help organizations implement new lease accounting standards. Purpose built for CPA firms, LeaseCrunch reduces the time needed to transition, account for, and maintain leases. 

Joel previously served as an independent B2B Growth Strategist and Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Keg-a-Que. He was also a Business Development Executive at Grant Thornton LLP and a Business Development Advisor at CliftonLarsonAllen. These prior experiences in accounting inform LeaseCrunch’s services, tailored to CPA firms. Additionally, Joel has held positions as a Managing Director at Titus and a Recruitment Manager at Novo.

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.