ERIC M. WRIGHT CPA, CITP

Eric has been involved with Information Technology at Schneider Downs since 1983. He specializes in and oversees the design, setup, installation and implementation of automated accounting, distribution and manufacturing systems.

Eric has implemented a wide range of ERP software solutions for clients. Budgets associated with these solutions have ranged from $25,000 to $5 million. Many of these projects have entailed integrating the client supply chain with their manufacturing and distribution systems and, most recently, has focused on the development of data warehouses for business analytics and artificial intelligence solutions. In addition to his process automation responsibilities, Eric is also responsible for the firm’s IT compliance services. He has assisted a number of our clients with their compliance requirements, including PCI-DSS, SOX, ISO 27001, NIST security audits and is responsible for the delivery of more than 150 SOC reports a year.

Professional and Community Involvement

Member—Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Information Management and Technology Advisors Section (IMTA)

Member—Schneider Downs ManufacturingNonprofit and Transportation Services Industry Groups

Board Member and Treasurer—Gateway to the Arts

Director—Peters Township Baseball Association

Fundraising Committee Member—Boy Scouts of America

Member—AICPA’s Subcommittee on Data Privacy

Technology Advisor’s Department Chair

Chair—PICPA IT Assurance Committee

Subject-Matter Expert, Carlow University Masters in Fraud and Forensics

SHARE

What was the best advice you’ve ever received?
You must take control of your own destiny.

What was your childhood dream?
I wanted to play Major League Baseball

If you could go back in time, what advice would you give your college self?
Take more public speaking and technical writing courses

People would be surprised to know that I…….
am an Eagle Scout

What is the best or most interesting thing about your career?
I get to support a wide variety of clients in all types of industries

What was your first job?
Garbage collector

Do you have advice for young professionals?
Take control of your own destiny.

Our Thoughts On

FEATURED

Big Problem: New Rules For Business Deductions.


Big Thinking: New Tax Planning Strategies To Save $300,000.

Shareholder EVAN OGRODNIK has been with Schneider Downs since 2005 and is one of our experts in tax compliance and planning, accounting, and financial reporting matters.
Evan’s team always worked closely with our clients’ accounting group and Schneider Downs‘ audit team. When the IRS changed the rules on the deductibility of repairs and maintenance versus capitalization of assets, a group of Schneider Downs’ tax specialists performed a deep-dive on the technical rules of this change to develop tax planning strategies for their clients.  In one particular instance, through extensive analysis of the client’s fixed asset ledgers as well as those of related-party commercial rental properties, we were able to find tax savings of approximately $300,000. “Communication with our clients is always critical,” Ogrodnik said. “Our understanding of new, complex regulations, knowledge of our client’s business and internal workings, and the trust the client had in our experts, allowed us to take advantage of tax rules and garner significant deductions.” Schneider Downs provides Big Thinking and Personal Focus in delivering a variety of services for large and small businesses, both publicly and privately held, as well as nonprofit organizations, government entities and more. Through our commitment to thought leadership and knowledge management, we deliver the solutions our clients need with a personal commitment to service.

Have a question? Ask us!

We’d love to hear from you. Drop us a note, and we’ll respond to you as quickly as possible.

Breached?

Every moment counts. For urgent requests, contact the Schneider Downs digital forensics and incident response team at 1-800-993-8937. For all other requests, please complete the form below.

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.