Paul Etzler, CPA, CGMA

Professional Experience

Paul is a principal with Skoda Minotti’s Accounting and Auditing Department and has over 20 years of accounting and consulting experience. He is a member of the firm’s Real Estate and Construction industry group and sits on its Executive Committee. Additionally, he chairs the firm's Life Sciences and Innovation Group, and he also has significant experience working with clients in the nonprofit and healthcare industries.

Paul joined the firm from Forest City Enterprises where he served as a controller in commercial real estate. Prior to his corporate position, Paul served as a senior manager at Hausser + Taylor LLP.

Areas of Expertise

In the corporate environment:

  • Researching the applicability of various GAAP, GAAS and tax issues
  • Due diligence related to new property acquisitions and developments
  • All aspects of Treasury and financial compliance

In the public accounting field:

  • Extensive consultation with HUD/FHA and nonprofit clients
  • Compliance for startups, including contract review, lease negotiations, business plan assistance, and financial projections
  • Forecasting, budgeting and projections for real estate ventures, including tax credit projects

Education and Certifications

  • John Carroll University, Bachelor of Science in business administration in accounting

Professional Associations

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants; member of the Society’s Members’ Services Advisory Council and Leaders’ Council; Executive Board member
  • Member, Affordable Housing Association of Certified Public Accountants (AHACPA)
  • Member, Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA); Treasurer of the Akron chapter; Associates Council member of Cleveland chapter; Ohio Board of Governors member
  • Member, BioOhio
  • Member, Ohio Venture Association
  • Member, United States Green Building Council (USGBC); Board member and Treasurer of Northeast Ohio USGBC
  • Green Advantage Certified Practitioner (GACP)

Community Involvement

  • Board member and member, Real Estate Committee, St. Clair Superior Development Organization
  • Treasurer and board member, Seeds of Literacy
  • Finance Committee, DDC Clinic for Children
  • Board member, Women Making Moves
  • Board member, CJam Productions
  • Member, Muldoon Partners, John Carroll University
  • Member, Corporate Round Table, Cleveland State University

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