HBK Earns Best Employer in Ohio Title for Seventh Consecutive Year

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - HBK CPAs & Consultants is proud to announce that it is, once again, ranked among the 2016 Best Employers in Ohio. The firm has earned this distinction for seven consecutive years and has made the list nine out of the 10 years it has been considered for nomination.

“This is a distinction we hold in high regard and never assume we will achieve. We owe our repeated success in this award to our most important asset; human capital. All thanks and credit goes to our people—they are our driving force,” said David J. Blasko, CPA and Principal-in-Charge of HBK’s Youngstown office. “This award demonstrates the fundamental philosophy of HBK of focusing on creating and maintain strong bonds with our people and that translates into great client relationships,” agreed Michael S. Hoover, CPA, Principal-in-Charge of HBK’s Alliance location.

HBK was founded in Youngstown, Ohio in 1949, and retains its corporate headquarters here. The company recently combined 4 of its Ohio offices into one central location in 2014. Along with its location in Youngstown, HBK’s other offices include Alliance, and, most recently, in Columbus. The lattermost resulted from the merger with the former Norman, Jones, Enlow & Co. in October 2015, which added seven CPAs to the HBK team of 56 principals and nearly 400 employees in four states, including Pennsylvania, Florida, and New Jersey. In total, 23 of HBK’s 56 Principals are based in Ohio.

Michelle Roseberry, CPA, CGMA, CIT and the Principal-in-Charge of the Columbus office reiterates that HBK’s company vision is its attribute of distinction. “Working together sets us apart is not just a marketing phrase. It can be seen in the way the company works with our clients and with employees including encouragement and support provided throughout offices and locations.”

The annual list of the Best Employers in Ohio was created by the Ohio SHRM State Council and Best Companies Group. The selections are conducted through a statewide survey and awards program. This year’s list of contenders was comprised of almost 40 companies from various industries across the Buckeye state. Winners were selected based on a two-part survey process which reviews workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics and employee feedback. Specific eligibility requirements include: Be a for-profit, not-for-profit business or government entity; Be a publicly or privately held business; Have a facility in the state of Ohio; Have at least 15 employees working in Ohio; and Must be in business a minimum of one year.

For more information on the Best Employers in Ohio program, visit www.BestEmployersOH.com

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