Member Spotlight: Arnett Carbis Toothman LLP

Columbus Chamber
The Columbus Chamber provides connections, resources and solutions that help small businesses and Fortune 500 enterprises grow Central Ohio's economy.

Provide us with a brief summary of your business’ services

Arnett Carbis Toothman LLP (ACT) is a full-service accounting and consulting firm providing both traditional (external/internal audit & accounting, and business & individual tax) and non-traditional (healthcare consulting, litigation support, valuation, and management & business advisory) services to a wide range of businesses ranging from owner-operated/family businesses and startups to multi-national public enterprises.

In addition to the above services, we also have several affiliated companies to more comprehensively serve our clients:

  • ACT Wealth Advisors: a fee-only registered investment advisor;
  • Total Practice Management: physician billing and practice consulting;
  • Walker Benefits: retirement plan consultants.

In summary, we provide forward-thinking and growing companies and businesses this array of professional services, supported by nearly three quarters of a century of accounting and consultancy experience, to provide our clients with the most efficient and cost effective services necessary to address business issues, opportunities and needs.

Tell us about your company’s mission and values

ACT’s mission is to be the best in the eyes of our clients, team members, and owners. We desire to be the Firm by which others are judged.

Our core values are:

Integrity – We will be ethically unwavering, honest,

inspire trust by saying what we mean, match our

behavior with what we say, and take responsibility for

our actions.


Responsibility – We will exercise both professional

and moral judgments in all of our activities.


Respect – We will recognize that people are ACT’s

most unique resource, value and respect each other,

and foster a collaborative, mutually-supportive



Continuous Improvement – We will commit to an

ongoing effort to take and manage risk and to

enhance our skills, our services, and our relationships.

We are driven to success.


Action and Accountability – We will, as an action-oriented

Firm, develop strategic initiatives that benefit team members

and clients and support those initiatives with a commitment

to action and accountability.


Attitude – We are passionate about the services we

provide and display a positive, “can do” attitude.

What are the services you use the most (or are looking forward to using) from the Columbus Chamber?

We cannot wait to begin to actively participate and become fully engaged with the Chamber and its members. We look forward to the many networking opportunities – to meet as many of the Chamber members and attend as many events as possible.

This participation will not only provide us with ways to help promote our community, but also to effectuate change within it as well. In addition, our team will benefit from a professional development standpoint.

How do you stay engaged with trends that you see in your industry?

We are very fortunate to have many avenues to stay current. ACT is a member of a Top 5 U.S. Firm’s Alliance. This provides us with an opportunity to network, partner and share ideas and perspectives about industry, business, and technical matters with firms across the country.

In addition, the Alliance also offers deep technical and industry training to supplement our already robust internal programs.

We are also active members of professional organizations, such as the AICPA, state societies and various industry groups.

Lastly, we are active members of and actively participate in other business and growth-focused organizations, such as state, regional and city Chambers of Commerce, the SBA, ACG, and, now, the Columbus Chamber.

What is your company culture like?

ACT is all about team. Our culture embraces the team concept, empowers and supports team members to achieve their personal and career goals, encourages building strong relationships among team members, and is committed to providing rewarding careers.

Our long-standing belief has been what makes us different makes our clients better. We strive to understand our clients’ businesses as well as they do. They are made to feel as if each is our only client.

What makes Columbus such a great place to do business?

Columbus’ culture is very unique and very special. While we maintain our Midwestern values, we are also very focused on and committed to growth. Columbus also preserves a deep commitment to family and community. This collectively allows us to all achieve a healthy work, life, and community balance that is not found many places. Columbus provides each of us with not only a great place to work, but also a great place to live.

In addition to Columbus’ ideal location geographically, the region has a wide variety of synergistic companies and industries that complement one another. There is diversity of size and of industry, which provides ongoing additional perspective in the marketplace – both commercially and politically. This truly sets us apart, not only in Ohio, but also from other metropolitan regions in the country.

Columbus is also blessed to have such a rich and diverse workforce – a direct result of the many exceptional educational institutions located here.

We love being part of Columbus.