JAY R. MEGLICH CPA

Jay is a shareholder of Schneider Downs with expeirence in public accounting since 1986. Jay provides audit and advisory services to a variety of businesses.  He chairs the Columbus Not-for-Profit Services Industry Group and is a member of the Construction and Real Estate Industry Groups. His specialized services include: financial and compliance audits and reviews of for-profit and tax-exempt organizations in the construction, real estate, manufacturing and social services industries.

Education

B.S. – Business Administration, Accounting and Finance, Walsh University

Professional and Community Involvement

Member – The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants

Member – Ohio Oil and Gas Association

Chair – Ohio Oil and Gas Association, Audit Committee

Member – Ohio Dominican University Accounting Board of Advisors

Member – Lifecare Alliance Board

Member – Construction Financial Management Association

Member – NAIOP

Member – Builders Exchange of Central Ohio

Member – Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations

Member – Ohio Contractor’s Association, Dues, Audit and Finance Committee

Member – YMCA of Central Ohio, Audit Committee

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Do you have a hobby or personal passion?
Canoeing in the wilderness and craft beer brewing

Who was your role model?
My father and mother-in-law both greatly impacted my views on how to live life and treat other people.

What was your childhood dream?
Own a fishing lodge on a remote Canadian lake.

People would be surprised to know that I…….
Took a week-long canoe trip in the wilderness by myself.

What was your first job?
Working on a line in a factory that produced boat rollers and other rubber products. It was hot, physical work that convinced me that I was much better suited for a professional career.

Do you have a “motto?”
Everybody has something valuable to contribute.

Do you have advice for young professionals?
Take charge of your career.

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Big Problem: A Global Company Needing Better Internal Controls.


Big Thinking: A Network Of Professionals To Implement Best Practices.

Shareholder JIM YARD is Schneider Downs’ practice leader for our Risk Advisory Services Department. Jim specializes in providing risk management, internal audit, and internal control consulting services.
 One of our clients was a large consumer markets company with a global footprint. We learned that the company wanted to improve overall corporate governance and internal controls. Jim’s team was called upon to help with an evaluation since leadership at the company realized the need for a firm with international experience in multiple countries and languages. With the assistance of country-specific resources through Prime Global - one of the largest associations of independent public accounting firms in the world - and a consistent core team based in Pittsburgh, we have been able to provide the expertise necessary to develop and assist the company in building and establishing a global internal audit function, and bringing best practices across their global operations and core processes. “By accessing industry expertise, assessing risk and pulling in subject matter and international specialists, we were able to direct the company’s plans to implement best practices, mitigate risks, standardize their processes and create efficiencies throughout its operations and business units,” Jim said. “The client has recognized the success of this partnership and has gone on to award us other projects including on-going international location reviews, various operational and process reviews, systems implementation/migration, and fraud investigations.” 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.

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