Associations and Affiliations
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Hobe & Lucas belongs to or is affiliated with a number of leading industry associations. We believe in regularly increasing the scope of our capabilities and the breadth of our knowledge base. Our interactions with these professional groups ensure we are constantly informed about key issues to better serve our clients. We don’t stop with membership though—our partners and professional staff contribute their time and talents serving on local boards and community associations, as well.
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Hobe & Lucas’ CPAs and other staff are members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA). The AICPA is the world’s largest association representing the accounting profession, with nearly 370,000 members worldwide, and it sets ethical standards for the profession as well as U.S. auditing standards for audits of private companies, non-profit organizations, federal, state and local governments. The OSCPA represents the diverse interests of 22,000 CPAs working in business, education, government and public accounting. OSCPA leverages strong relationships with state and federal legislators and regulators to advocate for CPAs and the public interest. Its members meet strict statutory and regulatory requirements as CPAs and embrace the highest standards of professional and ethical performance.
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Two of the partners at Hobe & Lucas are members of this non-profit trade association that focuses on advocacy, leadership, networking, and education for construction subcontractors and suppliers. This involvement ensures our staff members remain knowledgeable about ongoing changes in this industry.
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Hobe & Lucas is an independent member of BKR International, a leading association of independent accounting and business advisory firms. BKR International represents the expertise of more than 135 firms in 300 offices worldwide and facilitates important relationships between Hobe & Lucas and firms across the globe.
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Hobe & Lucas is a member of the Cuyahoga Valley Chamber of Commerce—one of the largest in Northeast Ohio—which represents six communities in the Cuyahoga Valley area. The chamber offers opportunities to build business-to-business relationships, champion business interests and promote economic development for the region.
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As part of our dedication to high ethical standards and continuing education, Hobe & Lucas is registered with the PCAOB, which is a nonprofit corporation established by Congress to oversee the audits of public companies in order to protect the interests of investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, accurate and independent audit reports.
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A number of partners and managers at Hobe & Lucas are also members of other professional associations that help to build our industry knowledge and connections, including:
- Society of Financial Service Providers
- Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
- American Subcontractors Association
- Precision Metalforming
- Surety Association of Ohio
- Affordable Housing Association of CPAs
- Society of Financial Service Professionals
- AICPA’s Certified Information Technology Professionals (CITP)