Local CPA Attends National Alliance of Auto Dealer Advisors Summer Meeting
Greg Waller, CPA, Principal at Lewis & Knopf, CPAs, P.C. recently returned from the Summer Meeting of the National Alliance of Auto Dealer Advisors in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Lewis & Knopf is the only accounting practice in the state and one of only 11 practices in the nation selected as a member of the group.
Eighteen partners, representing 10 accounting practices located throughout the U.S., attended the seminar. Attendance at the Continuing Professional Education Program was by invitation only and focused on meeting the challenges of continued innovation to improve client service and run an accounting and business consulting firm dedicated to the automotive industry.
The seminar also provided attendees the opportunity to discuss current issues affecting auto dealerships, as well as develop ties to similar accounting and tax experts in other areas of the country. “Having a relationship with the National Alliance of Auto Dealer Advisors has been beneficial for myself, colleagues and most important, the firm’s automotive clients,” said Waller. “Meetings like the one I recently attended, help me gather the pertinent information that my automotive clients want and need to know.”
National Alliance of Auto Dealer Advisors was created to provide leading accounting and consulting firms specializing in working with auto dealers a unique venue to discuss issues affecting the profitability of auto dealers. These firms collectively represent more than a thousand car dealerships and related entities, and as a group, are recognized throughout the profession as leaders in identifying problems and creating solutions to ensure the success of auto dealers throughout the nation. Admission to this group is determined by a panel of leading business professionals and establishes its members as one of the nation’s finest business advisory firms to the auto dealer owner. Members are recognized for their leading research and scholarship demonstrated through written works and their dedication to intellectual thinking that provides greater insight and understanding to the commerce of this country.
Waller joined the firm in 1991. As a principal, he currently provides assurance, tax, and consulting services for the firm’s auto dealership clients.
Waller graduated from Northwood University in Midland, Michigan with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He is active in a number of professional and personal organizations, including, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA), Michigan Automobile Dealers Association, Builders Association of Metro Flint, United Way of Genesee County and St. Paul Lutheran Church. Waller currently resides in Flushing, Michigan with his wife and two children.
Lewis & Knopf, CPAs, P.C. is a local mid-market accounting firm based in Flint, Brighton and Fenton, Michigan. The firm maintains specialties in governmental and not-for-profit entities, professional service and retail organizations, auto dealerships, manufacturing and distribution enterprises, and construction companies. Lewis & Knopf currently employs 45 professionals. For more information, visit www.lewis-knopf.com.