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Apple Growth Partners kicks off 2022 with Forbes


AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Correction – A previous release had the last name misspelled for Mark Rossetti.

Apple Growth Partners (AGP), an award-winning accounting and business advisory firm, has been named one of Forbes’ Top Accounting Firms for 2022. In addition to the Forbes honor, firm chair Erica Ishida, MPOD, was recognized by Cleveland Magazine as a member of its The Cleveland 500 list and AGP has expanded its tax offerings by adding Mark Rossetti to the leadership team.

Apple Growth Partners is proud to be among the Forbes Best Accounting Firms 2022. The exclusive list features the most recommended companies for accounting services in the United States based on surveys by professionals and clients. As one of 11 Ohio-based firms, AGP is one of 200 recommended accounting firms with approximately 4,400 considerations in the final analysis.

Firm Congratulates President and Chief Operating Officer Erica Ishida, MPOD, for being recognized by Cleveland Magazine as a member of its The Cleveland 500 list. Cleveland Magazine’s 2022 edition of The Cleveland 500 is a compendium that profiles leaders from all facets of business, professional, entertainment, education and technology. The profiles in this issue offer insight into what it means to be successful, influential and powerful in Greater Cleveland. It also offers personal anecdotes about what it takes to lead and inspire.

Ishida was selected as the winner for her work in accounting and consulting.

“Our goal is to recognize those who serve and inspire greater collaboration in our community as they seek to have a positive impact on Cleveland,” says Lute Harmon Sr., president of Great Lakes Publishing and editor of The Cleveland 500. Cleveland is filled with exceptional leaders who live and breathe the important missions of their organizations.

“Erica’s leadership within our company has taken us to new levels in terms of talent retention and business development,” said Chuck Mullen, President of AGP. “Erica’s vision has helped us set a 10-year growth trajectory, and her commitment to our company culture has resulted in the establishment of our groundbreaking AGP Anywhere program, where employees can choose where they work. the best. Our mission includes our commitment to “caring for each other”, and Erica lives this value every day. »

The new year also brought the expansion of State and Local Tax Services (SALT) to the company’s extensive portfolio of tax offerings.

Mark Rossetti, CMI, joined AGP as a principal in the tax department. Rossetti is the company’s SALT expert and the principal SALT director for AGP. With nearly two decades of tax and accounting experience, he is well versed in SALT regulations and preparation for individuals and businesses. Rossetti conducts SALT research for clients to identify potential tax issues and assists clients with pre-sale registration and compliance statements. With expertise in all SALT-related issues, he helps clients track various tax deadlines, highlighting different filing dates and requirements while developing streamlined sales tax strategies. Rossetti holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Franklin University and holds the Chartered Member of the Institute (CMI) designation from the Institute for Professionals in Taxation.

“We are delighted to welcome Mark to our tax team, amplifying the services offered to our clients with his in-depth knowledge of SALT,” says Ishida. “Mark also serves as an internal resource for our staff members, strengthening our business.”

About Apple Growth Partners

Apple Growth Partners (AGP) is an award-winning accounting and business advisory firm with more than 77 years of creative solutions that deliver healthy, sustainable growth. AGP offers a full range of services for private companies, including tax planning and compliance, audit and assurance, business valuation, litigation advice, employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) , fraud prevention and detection, family office services for High-Net-Worth individuals and transaction advice. With more than 100 employees, AGP works with business owners and partners across Ohio and beyond, expanding customer services through a remote workforce in 2020 while maintaining offices in Akron, Canton, Chicago and Cleveland. AGP professionals offer expertise in other industries and services, such as employee benefit plans, accounting, auto dealerships, manufacturing, construction and real estate, and black-owned businesses. AGP’s mission statement is to champion the healthy growth® of our employees, customers and communities through authenticity, world-class service and caring for one another.

To learn more, visit http://www.applegrowth.com.

About Cleveland Magazine

Cleveland Magazine is a municipal and regional publication serving all of Northeast Ohio. The 50-year-old publication offers engaging and authoritative stories about dining, arts and entertainment, shopping, home and garden, business and civic issues affecting Clevelanders.