Kirsch Welcomes New Team Members as Firm Continues to Grow
The two newest members of the Kirsch CPA Group come to us with deep experience, diverse interests and a somewhat similar path into the accounting profession.
Manager Nathan Esselburn and Senior Manager Anthony Lewis both found themselves drawn to accounting in college after first making other plans.
“We both started college as engineering majors,” says Esselburn, who made the switch after taking a business course in supply chains. He never looked back, joking that when engineering math got to the point where the numbers were full of letters, he realized he wanted to do something else.
For Lewis, the problem-solving and collaborative aspect of accounting left him hooked. At Kirsch, he and Esselburn will work closely with clients to provide insight on best practices for growth, profitability, taxes, and more.
A Passionate Team of Dedicated, Experienced CPAs
Esselburn, who spent a decade at a firm in northeast Ohio where he focused on assurance work, loves the variety of challenges presented in his new role in public accounting.
“I like the variety of working in a public accounting firm and collaborating with different controllers, CFOs, accountant groups, and more,” Esselburn said. “At Kirsch, it’s always something new and different.”
Esselburn moved to the Cincinnati area with his wife and 1-year-old daughter to be closer to his in-laws, who operate a dairy farm where Esselburn also puts in his time.
Lewis, who has 10 years of experience as a senior audit manager at an accounting firm in Salt Lake City, was also drawn to the opportunity to take a more strategic approach, helping clients grow their businesses with forward-looking advice and insights. At Kirsch, he says, “team members have a genuine passion for their clients’ businesses. And it shows.”
“If you have a real passion for the business, you have a lot more insight,” he says. “The culture at Kirsch fosters that passion with ongoing employee development and an effort to match team members with their areas of interest.”
A People-First Culture
Esselburn touts the “people-first” culture of Kirsch as a key differentiator and Lewis agrees. It’s a culture where both employees and clients can thrive, he says. “The focus on employees is huge because a lot of firms say that, but it’s really part of the strategic plan here,” he says.
Work with Kirsch as Your Accounting Partner
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We are committed to strategies and services that help our clients do more than just balance the books or pay their taxes on time. Our approach is designed to keep you on a path to your long-term goals.