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John has more than 25 years of experience serving the accounting and business advisory needs of middle-market companies in the Cleveland and Akron areas. His experience includes compiling and analyzing detailed reports on financial performance, comprehensive reviews of internal controls, and developing audit and review procedures for closely held businesses in a wide variety of industries.

John has been instrumental in helping the firm form strategic partnerships with clients, working with them to move beyond rudimentary issues and sharpen the focus on the bigger picture.

Areas Of Specialization

  • Attest Engagements (Audits and Reviews)
  • Buy-Side and Sell-Side Due Diligence:
    • Quality of Earnings Engagements
    • Opening Balance Sheet Consulting
  • Internal control of Evaluation of Reporting
  • Global and Component Audit Engagements 


Miami University, BS Accounting

Professional Development

  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Ohio Society of CPAs
  • AGN – International Auditing and Accounting Committee
  • AICPA Program accredited in IFRS
  • Investment Advisor Representative – Securities Industries Exam, Series 7 and Series 66 Exams (Referring Advisor)

Community/Philanthropic Pursuits

  • Cleveland Yachting Club member and Ways and Means committee
  • Former Executive Committee Member of the Animal Protective League of Lorain County
  • Honored as “Cleveland’s Finest” by Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for community involvement
John J. Nicklas, CPA

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(216) 928-5373