Eric D. German
Eric is well-versed in leading audits and technical accounting projects for some of the largest and most sophisticated organizations in our region. As a partner in BMF’s Assurance and Advisory Services group, Eric serves a very sophisticated cross-section of our client base that has complex demands including large, multi-national manufacturers, venture capital start-up enterprises and high growth businesses. He has extensive experience with purchase accounting-related negotiation and post-deal arbitration, financial statement carve-out, restructurings, equity compensation and complex financial instruments. Eric is also experienced in several functional CPA disciplines which include knowledge of international GAAP jurisdictions such as IFRS, SEC reporting and advisory, Sarbanes Oxley implementation and compliance, Employee Benefit Plans and ERISA, Six Sigma business process improvement and transaction modeling and analysis, among others.
Eric has developed his deep and diverse skill set due to a background in serving as a manager at a Big 4 accounting firm and a controllership at a $10+ billion private equity firm. With such an expansive background, Eric is able to provide peace of mind to his clients by helping them navigate the ever-changing complex rules and regulations that face businesses. He excels at developing innovative and sensible business solutions to complex business problems in a proactive manner that increases their efficiency, improves existing processes and ultimately reduces costs.
Eric provides guidance and shares his knowledge with team members in performing services that focus on complex, judgmental and specialized issues. Leading the team, together they create plans for accomplishing their engagement objectives, develop strategies that comply with professional standards, address the risks inherent in the engagement and provide value to their clients through the process.
- Master of Accountancy, Bowling Green State University, specialization in tax
- Bachelor of Science in business administration, specializations in accounting and information system auditing and control, Bowling Green State University
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Professional and Civic Memberships and Activities
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), member
- Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA), member
- Lake Erie Nature and Science Center, board member
- Catholic Charities Diocese of Cleveland, board member
- Greater Cleveland Partnership LEAD Cohort 3
- Cleveland Leadership Center Civic Leadership Institute
- Business Volunteers Unlimited board matching program
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