William E. Hesch has more than 40 years of CPA experience and over 25 years of living trust and other legal experience in Cincinnati. Having received his bachelor’s in accounting at Morehead State University in 1974, he graduated from Northern Kentucky University Chase Law School in 1980 and is licensed as an attorney and CPA in both Ohio and Kentucky.

Hesch began his career as audit/tax manager for BKD, LLP (formerly Arnowitz, Chaiken & Hardesty, CPAs in Cincinnati) while attending Chase Law School at night. For years Hesch has assisted family business owners in all aspects of their business: accounting, banking, auditing, management consulting, budgeting and taxes. While he was in law school, he was an audit manager for a wide variety of businesses, including banks, distribution companies, and manufacturers. After graduating law school in 1980, he joined the tax department at Touche Ross (later Deloitte & Touche, now Deloitte). In 1986, he became a tax partner, an accomplishment achieved by only a fraction of all CPAs. As a tax partner, he assisted family-owned businesses in budget and business planning, banking relationships and issues, and tax and financial planning for business owners.

In 1988, Hesch became one of the first 400 CPAs in the country to become a Personal Financial Specialist (PFS). The PFS specialization designation, administered by the American Institute of CPAs, recognizes CPAs who specialize in financial planning and requires re-certification every three years.

In 1991, Hesch became the chief financial officer of Squeri Food Services, a food service distributor. He was able to utilize his diverse experience and education to assist the company in achieving significant growth, including its new freezer building expansion in 1993 and positioning the company to grow sales from $50 million to $100 million by 1996.

Hesch founded his own CPA and law practices in Cincinnati in 1993 and has been an adjunct professor at Chase Law School teaching accounting for lawyers and business basics for lawyers since 1985. He manages William E. Hesch CPAs, LLC, which is supported by three professional staff who provide tax and business advisory services for privately owned businesses. The CPA firm works with business owners to minimize their taxes and assists as a financial and business advisor in the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati Area. He focuses his CPA practice in the areas of estate and income tax planning, pension planning, business valuations, succession planning and buy/sell agreements for business owners. He is one of only approximately 5,000 CPAs in the country who is a PFS. He is one of only a few practicing attorneys in Cincinnati who are also a CPA/PFS and one of only 50 CPA/PFSs in a 50 mile radius of Cincinnati.

In 2005, Cincy Magazine, first recognized Hesch as one of only 63 Leading Lawyers in the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati area. He was selected again in 2016 for the 12th consecutive year as a Leading Lawyer in the Trust & Estate area. You can learn more about William E. Hesch and the services he offers at heschlaw.com. You can contact him directly at bill.hesch@williamhesch.com or call him on his cell phone at 513-509-7829.