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Lori Kaiser Elected Chair of The Ohio Society of CPAs

July 19th, 2021

Kaiser Consulting is pleased to announce that Lori Kaiser, CPA, CGMA, MBA, founder and CEO of Kaiser Consulting, LLC, has been appointed to serve as the 2021-2022 chair of the Executive Board of The Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA). She will be installed for a one-year volunteer term at the OSCPA’s annual meeting on Thursday, August 19, 2021.

“I am honored to serve as chair of the Executive Board of The Ohio Society of CPAs,” said Kaiser. “I value the Board’s role in collaborating with the OSCPA’s multitalented team to advance the accounting profession as a leading solutions-oriented discipline, empower CPAs and accounting professionals as trusted business advisors, and protect the public interest driven by the values of professionalism, integrity, and excellence.”

Delivering knowledge and education to its members while advocating on their behalf, the OSCPA focuses on helping to ensure its members and those they serve have the tools, resources, and information needed to succeed in today’s rapidly changing business and regulatory environments.

“The leaders and staff at the OSCPA dedicate themselves to providing quality education programs, protecting the CPA credential, creating a premier business climate in Ohio, and driving student interest in accounting careers – all the while being focused on making economic opportunities available to everyone,” Kaiser said. “Likewise, the Executive Board includes a vibrant and diverse group of business professionals, relationship builders, and thought leaders who utilize their experience and expertise to promote positive initiatives for the accounting profession and CPAs. I am grateful to serve together with each one of these individuals.”

The swift pace of innovation in the accounting profession energizes Kaiser. As such, she is committed to:

  • finding new pathways to attract diverse talent into the pipeline while helping current professionals, especially women and minorities, grow their capabilities for advancement
  • supporting the CPA Evolution initiative and educating OSCPA members and the business community about the forthcoming implementation of the new CPA licensure model expected in 2024
  • promoting an agile mindset to adapt quickly to changing business and social conditions
  • embracing the infusion of technology as a complement to the emerging role of CPAs as strategic advisory partners

For over three decades, Kaiser has been an active member and volunteer of the OSCPA. She was first elected to the Executive Board in 2017 and served as the board’s chair-elect during the past 12 months. After her role as chair, she will serve a one-year term as past chair. Since 2013, Kaiser has volunteered as a Women’s Initiatives Committee member and currently serves as the committee’s chair. She is a past member of the Finance Committee and frequently participates in OSCPA presentations, interviews, and podcasts.

“As the accounting profession and business community experiences one of the most transformative and exciting periods in history, Lori Kaiser will serve as an equally transformative and passionate leader of The Ohio Society of CPAs in her new role as chair of our Executive Board,” said Scott Wiley, CAE, president and CEO of OSCPA.

“Lori is a leader who inspires other leaders to be bold, to stretch, and to take risks. She’s intentional about helping her team, clients, and the organizations she devotes her time to, and she encourages others to be intentional as well. We are excited for the year ahead and Lori’s leadership.”

Kaiser is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). She earned a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, cum laude, from the Farmer School of Business at Miami University and a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Economics with Honors from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

As CEO at Kaiser Consulting, an award-winning accounting, finance, and information technology compliance firm, Kaiser oversees 85+ employees and seven shareholders while serving as the visionary behind the creation and preservation of the firm’s culture of excellence and innovative part-time, flexible scheduling model.

Currently, she serves as a member of the Board of Trustees and Audit Committee for Franklin University, a member of the Executive Board and chair of the Small Business Council for the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Board of Directors for National Church Residences, and a member of the Business Advisory Council for the Farmer School of Business at Miami University.

Kaiser is an independent trustee on the Board of Trustees and chair of the Audit Committee for the Capitol Series Trust, a series trust of mutual funds with over $5 billion in assets under management. She is also a member of the American Institute of CPAs Governing Council and Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee.

ABOUT KAISER CONSULTING

Kaiser Consulting offers a full suite of accounting, finance, and information technology compliance and data security solutions delivered with industry-specific expertise to help organizations navigate the complexities of growth and change. A trusted advisor since 1992, the firm proudly serves enterprises of all sizes, including privately held and publicly traded businesses, multinational Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies, closely held entities, visionary start-ups, and mission-driven nonprofit organizations.

Ranked as the 10th largest accounting firm in Central Ohio by Columbus Business First and Columbus CEO Magazine, Kaiser Consulting helps clients throughout Ohio, the Midwest, and beyond manage immediate needs, meet short-term targets, and achieve long-range goals. The firm’s commitment to experienced and knowledgeable professionals gives clients a distinct advantage in identifying potential business issues, implementing solutions, and eliminating obstacles before encountered. To learn more, please visit https://kaiserconsulting.com.

ABOUT THE OHIO SOCIETY OF CPAS

The OSCPA’s mission is to empower CPAs and related professionals to drive value as trusted business advisors by fostering professional excellence and integrity, building community, and advocating for members and those they serve.

The OSCPA, with more than 110 years of experience, represents 27,000+ members who work in business, education, government, and public accounting and are the strategic financial advisors to Ohio’s leading businesses. The nonprofit OSCPA is proud to be a hub of knowledge, learning, and advocacy to its members and a partner with the accounting profession to advance the state of business in Ohio.