Professional Athletes – Pro Sports CPA Niche
Go behind the scenes and hear what it’s like being a CPA to professional athletes! In this episode of Accounting Marketing Doesn’t Suck, Hugh talks with Steve Piascik about how he built his practice to become the 3rd fastest growing CPA firm in the United States, according to Inside Public Accounting. Learn why Olympians are often the hardest athletes to work with, why financial literacy is so important in this niche and how part of Steve’s role is to keep his clients grounded, especially when they receive a signing bonus.
Steve Piascik is president and founder of PIASCIK, a boutique tax and financial planning CPA firm headquartered in Richmond, Virginia with offices in Beverly Hills, California. His background and experience in such key areas as international, state and local tax issues allow him to work effectively with a wide range of clients from start-ups to Fortune 500 and international companies. As a specialist in complex accounting, tax consulting and tax compliance issues, he is responsible for his firm’s client relationships, providing expert tax advice on high-level technical issues, IRS engagements and all areas of management of the firm. Prior to founding his company, Steve was Senior Tax Manager in the Richmond office of KPMG LLP, one of the “Big Four” international accounting firms. He managed the firm’s Central Virginia tax practice for high technology and emerging growth companies. Over the course of his 24-year career, Steve has managed tax issues and consulted for several hundred clients including publicly-traded and international companies, medical practices, high-net worth individuals, real estate companies, retail, automotive, professional athletes, financial institutions and international companies. His client list spans 56 countries and six continents. Some of Steve’s memberships include: NFL Players Association Registered Representative, Richtech Board Member and Treasurer, Richmond 2015 Founding Board Member & Treasurer, St. Gertrude’s Finance Committee Member, American Institute for Certified Public Accountants and Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants. He holds a BS in Business Administration/Accounting from Bloomsburg University and a Masters in Taxation from Virginia Commonwealth University.