Six Mayer Hoffman McCann Shareholders Celebrate 30+ Years

LEAWOOD, KAN, (December 30, 2010) — Reflecting on the year 2010, Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. (MHM), has much to celebrate this New Year. With six MHM Shareholders in the Kansas City office having spent almost their entire career at the firm, MHM celebrates its focus on employee retention and providing opportunities for employees to grow.

“In our recruiting efforts we focus in on the fact that we want people to choose to make MHM their career, not just a job stop on their journey,” states Roxanne LaMonica, the office’s Recruiting Manager.

Kansas City headquartered Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. has seen tremendous growth since its inception in 1954. What started as a single location accounting firm has grown and flourished, working together through a strategic alliance with CBIZ, Inc., to become the 7th largest accounting provider in the nation. Much of its success is due to the strong foundation that was created for the firm. Founders Ernie Mayer and Bill Hoffman felt strongly about a high level of client service and providing growth opportunities to employees. They sought the right kind of people to join the firm, people who would exhibit those qualities and would come to be future leaders of the firm, carrying forward in the same fashion. “We know these values have led to the success of the firm and the clients we serve, and we continually work to instill them firm wide”, states Bill Hancock, President of MHM.

Not only is it impressive to have so many people with tenure at an organization in today’s business environment, but especially after going through a significant merger transaction of MHM’s tax and consulting practice with CBIZ 12 years ago. It has been such a positive relationship, whereby the two entities can work seamlessly together for the benefit of our clients. As these Shareholders celebrate 30 plus years at the firm, they agree the reason they are all still here, and the reason the firm continues to be successful and grow the way it has, is because of the strong foundation the firm was built on, and the excellent core values that are instilled in every employee. “I have been blessed to have found a career that I love where I am able to work with both clients and partners who I truly care about, which has allowed me to grow as I have been able to contribute to their success”, states Scott Slabotsky, head of the Kansas City Real Estate Practice.

Bill Hancock joined the firm in 1975 after graduating from the University of Missouri. He became a partner in 1983, and has now held the role of President of MHM since 2002. In 2002, Bill set the firm on the path of growth to become a national firm by acquiring other quality CPA practices associated with CBIZ offices throughout the country. Bill serves on the University of Missouri School of Accountancy Board, and is a past member of the AICPA’s Accounting & Review Services Committee and Technical Issues Committee; and past chair of CPA Associates International’s SEC Practice Committee and Peer Review Committee.

Rick Mills graduated from the University of Missouri in 1978 and immediately joined MHM. Today he is not only a Shareholder of MHM, but is also Senior Managing Director for CBIZ MHM, LLC, leading the office’s tax and consulting practice. Rick has also been very active in staff development, focused on the very same principles as the founding partners. He is a former member of the AICPA’s Tax Exempt Committee and Not-for-Profit Committee, and recently completed a term serving as Chairman of the Board for the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Scott Slabotsky joined MHM in 1976 after earning a B.A. from Drake and a Master’s in Taxation from the University of Southern California. He leads our Kansas City Real Estate Practice and spends significant time consulting with clients on sound business solutions. Scott is a Board Member of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, and Past President and Board Member of the Jewish Community Campus. He is also a Board Member of The University of Kansas Hospital Advancement Board.

Hal Hunt graduated from the University of Missouri in 1977 and has been with MHM for 31 years. Hal has extensive experience providing SEC and employee benefit plan audit and consulting services.  He is currently the local Attest Practice Leader and serves as the National Director of MHM’s Employee Benefit Plan Audit Practice. He also devotes a significant portion of his time as a member of the MHM Professional Standards Group (PSG) which is responsible for setting firm-wide policy and procedures with respect to quality control, audit and accounting standards, client acceptance, risk management, independence, and regulatory compliance issues.  He serves on the Executive Committee of the AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center and is on the Board of Camp Quality USA.

John Yencic earned a B.S.B.A. from the Kansas State College of Pittsburg and a Master’s from Wichita State University. He joined the firm in 1978. He works with medium to large privately-held companies and oversees audit and attest engagements as well as supervises staff. John also provides investigative accounting and expert witness testimony. In addition to being a CPA, John also is a Certified Valuation Analyst and was Past President of the Kansas City Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants. Currently John serves on the Accounting Department Advisory Board for Johnson County Community College.

David Thompson earned a Finance degree from Southwest Missouri State University followed by a Master’s in Controllership from the University of Missouri. He joined the firm in 1980. He is the Director of our Healthcare Division and is past chairman of the Medical Committee of CPA Associates International, Inc. David is a frequent speaker and discussion leader to various groups and organizations throughout the country on topics such as practice valuations, coding for reimbursement, physician compensation, and stark regulations.

Today, Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. has over 30 offices nationwide and more than 275 shareholders, but together with CBIZ have a talented pool of over 4,500 professionals across the country in over 150 offices. MHM specializes in attest services for mid-market and growing businesses, not-for-profit organizations and government agencies. Services include financial statement audits of public and private companies, employee benefit plan audits, audits over internal controls of service organizations (formerly known as SAS 70), reviews, compilations, litigation support and reports on performance of agreed-upon procedures.

Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C.’s expertise can be supplemented with resources available through its close association with CBIZ. A national company, CBIZ offers customized business solutions in such areas as advisory and tax; benefits consulting and administration; human resources; payroll and valuation. CBIZ, a public company, is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CBZ.

For more information about Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C., please visit www.mhm-pc.com.

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