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Our history is built on a tradition of service, technical expertise, and innovative thinking to meet the needs of a rapidly changing world. Staying active in the tax and accounting community is critical in serving our clients effectively. By continuing to be involved in external events and professional panels, we are able to stay apprised of the latest financial developments and information and then pass this key information on to our clients.

The experience and academic credentials of our partners and staff provide you with the expertise of larger firms, while our commitment to superior customer service offers a personal, one-on-one approach.

Roger E. Hack, CPA, PFS


1977    Youngstown State University        Youngstown, Ohio
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
*     Major in Accounting with minors in economics and business administration
*     Member of Alpha Tau Gamma – honorary accounting fraternity
1972      Youngstown Chaney High School
Professional Experience
1974 - 1978       Himes and Hack, Inc.   Youngstown, Ohio
Staff Accountant
*     Worked with small business owners and individuals preparing income tax returns and performing accounting and advisory services.
1978 – 2006       Hill, Barth & King LLC                 Salem, Ohio
Principal in 1986
*       Advisor to small business owners, tax preparation, estate planning, personal financial planning, accounting services and audits.
2006 – Present     Hack, Steer & Company, LLC       Salem, Ohio
In November 2006, Roger Hack and Steve Steer purchased the Salem office of Hill, Barth & King LLC. They are operating the business as it was prior to the purchase retaining the same employees and serving the community.
Professional memberships
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
AICPA Personal Financial Planning Division
Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants
Community activities
President United Way Services of Northern Columbiana County
Secretary/Treasurer of Columbiana Community Improvement Corporation (CIC)
Past President and current Treasurer of Kiwanis Club of Salem, Ohio
Treasurer of The ROC of Salem, Inc.
Board Member Salem Area Chamber of Commerce
Certificate of Educational Achievement Tax Planning and Advising for Small Business (AICPA)
Certificate of Educational Achievement Personal Financial Planning (AICPA)
Personal Financial Specialist designation (PFS) AICPA


Steven D. Steer, CPA, CVA


STEVEN D. STEER, CPA, CVA, is a principal with Hack, Steer & Co., LLC. Mr. Steer has extensive experience in consulting with individuals and business owners on accounting and tax issues. He has more than 25 years experience in the tax departments of national and regional accounting firms and continues as the chief tax resource for Hack, Steer & Company, LLC He has been a frequent speaker and lecturer at university-sponsored seminars and before business groups as an expert witness in Mahoning, Stark, Trumbull and Columbiana County courts. Mr. Steer earned his B.S. degree in accounting from Malone University and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1983. He earned the designation of Certified Valuation Analyst from the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts in 1996.
Wendy L. Saltsman, CPA


October 2006 to present Hack, Steer & Company LLC, Salem, Ohio and

October 2000 to October 2006 Hill, Barth & King, LLC, Salem, Ohio

Manager Assisting local businesses and individuals with tax consulting, planning and preparation, financial statement preparation and QuickBooks accounting issues.  Hack, Steer & Company, LLC purchased the Salem office of Hill, Barth & King, LLC.

November 1983 to May 2000 Murray & Company,CPAs, Wilmington, NC


Partner Worked with wide variety of small business clients, with concentrations of clients in the medical and construction professions, providing tax consulting, planning and preparation, financial statement preparation and business consulting.  Assisted many businesses with QuickBooks  accounting.  Left the firm to move back home to Salem. 


1980 to 1983 Farmers National Bank, Salem and Canfield, Ohio


Worked with the bank when the Salem office was opened, transferred 

to the main office in Canfield and worked in the audit department until

moving to North Carolina.


Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, Cum Laude, University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Associate Degree in Accountancy, Kent State University

Salem High School graduate


Passed CPA exam on first sitting, November 1988

Hold CPA licenses in Ohio and North Carolina

Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Former member of the Tax Committee of the North Carolina Association of CPAs