Maintaining Strength and Independence as a Firm
Despite transition being a constant theme in the world and in business, Skeet Haag, Managing Partner of a now 104-year-old firm, has maintained consistency at Reynolds, Bones & Griesbeck, CPAs as have his predecessors. In this episode, Skeet shares some of the firm’s core values as well as the impressive steps that are taken to ensure that everyone in the firm is living them. He also discusses the importance of “right person, right seat” in maximizing productivity and the well-being of both staff and the firm.
Managing Partner Skeet Haag has served his entire career at Reynolds, Bones & Griesbeck, having joined the firm in 1981. Skeet previously served as RBG’s assurance partner, leading RBG’s niche practice areas for manufacturing, distribution, dealerships, and employee benefit plan audits, as well as serving other practice areas such as not-for-profits, real estate companies, and service-based businesses. A driven worker, Skeet’s persistence, work ethic, and years of experience have been the keys to his success. He is also committed to supporting his professional community, and has served many organizations within his local community, including the Wolf River Conservancy, the Kiwanis Club of Memphis, Kiwanis Charities, Inc., and Ave Maria Nursing Home.
Meet the Host
Randy Crabtree, CPA
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.