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About Us

About Our Firm

For years, Hack, Steer & Company, LLC has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Our expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and financial planning.

Hack, Steer & Company, LLC is one of the leading firms in and throughout the area. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. Hack, Steer & Company, LLC is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of the area's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around the area. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Hack, Steer & Company, LLC receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

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

Principal

Education

  • 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 You ngstown 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

Accreditation

  • 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

Principal

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

Manager

Experience

  • 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.

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, Cum Laude, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • Associate Degree in Accountancy, Kent State University
  • Salem High School graduate

LICENSE

  • 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