Cleveland, OH (Dec. 29, 2016) – Barnes Wendling CPAs, a Northern Ohio accounting and business advisory firm, has announced further expansion of its firm with the addition of Floyd Trouten III, CPA, and accompanying professionals effective January 1, 2017.

Over the last 30 years, Trouten has enjoyed a high-profile public accounting career specializing in tax planning and structuring, estate and gift planning, succession planning, complex tax circumstances, and mergers and acquisition. Since joining the accounting profession over 30 years ago at Arthur Andersen, Trouten has been involved with several hundred mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, and entity restructurings.

He currently serves clients of employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), private equity firms, law firms, and closely-held businesses, including family offices. Additionally, Trouten has represented a range of clients in oil and gas, manufacturing, distribution, financial service, and technology businesses.

“Floyd brings in his family office services, merger and acquisition diligence, and tax expertise,” said Jeff Neuman, president and director of Barnes Wendling CPAs. “As a highly trusted advisor, he is a trustee to many of his prominent individual clients and serves as an outside director for several insurance and industrial companies. We are delighted to have Floyd and his staff join us and are committed to further driving growth for our clients.”

Prior to joining the firm, Trouten was associated with several prestigious accounting firms, including becoming a partner at Hobe & Lucas and BDO, previously SS&G since 2015. Trouten received his Bachelor of Arts in Economic Business & Administration from Baldwin Wallace University and serves on the boards of Baldwin Wallace University, Holy Name High School, and Myeloma Foundation.

About Barnes Wendling CPAs

Barnes Wendling CPAs, an accounting, tax and business advisory firm with headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, has been serving privately and family held businesses and not-for-profit organizations since 1946. The company has been a member of CPA Associates International, a full-service organization of certified and chartered accounting firms, since 1976. For more information, visit www.barneswendl¬ or call 1-800-369-6375.