PATRICK B. ARMKNECHT CPA, CITP

Patrick has more than 28 years of experience helping clients optimize processes and leverage technology to solve problems. He has direct experience with digital transformation, process automation, project management, corporate accounting, internal audit, software selection and implementation. He has served clients in the professional services, manufacturing, distribution, not-for-profit and hospitality industries.

Patrick’s responsibilities include oversight of the firm’s Business Process Automation, Data Analytics, Digital Transformation, Software Solutions and IT Consulting Services. In this capacity, he’s required to stay abreast of the latest advancements in technology, digital trends and best practices to help identify and deliver value added solutions to clients.

Patrick’s responsibilities require significant planning and administrative skills, in addition to a thorough knowledge of specific financial, technological and operating concerns of the entities served.

 

Education

B.S. – Business Administraton, emphasis Accounting, West Virginia University

Professional and Community Involvement

Member—American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Certified Information Technology (CITP) Credential Holder

Member—Schneider Downs Not-For-Profit Services Industry Group

Member—Butler Country Club, Finance Committee

Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh, Past Treasurer

Member—ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association)

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What was the best advice you’ve ever received?
Never be afraid to fail.

If you could go back in time, what advice would you give your college self?
Enjoy the present. The future will be here soon enough.

What is the best or most interesting thing about your career?
Technology is always changing – most of the time for the better.

What was your first job?
I was a paperboy.

Do you have a “motto?”
Do the right thing. Every time.

Do you have advice for young professionals?
Find your passion and pursue it. You spend too much of your life working not to enjoy what you do.

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Big Problem: Inefficiency In Data Extraction And File Conversion.


Big Thinking: Use Proprietary Software To Do What Once Took Days In Just Hours.

Shareholder TED PETTKO has extensive experience with public and privately owned companies from a diverse group of industries, and he’s been with Schneider Downs since 1997.
Ted's team implemented a solution for a client who had an ongoing need to extract data from one platform and enter it into another. The manual process they had in place was not only cumbersome and time consuming, but it also resulted in an unclean format. Using proprietary data analysis software, IDEA, the team helped the client extract an entire year of information into a clean format in a matter of hours. Previously, it had taken the client several days to perform the extraction. "Our efforts on behalf of our client enhanced their timeliness and efficiency," Pettko said. "Using data analysis software in the audit profession gives us the ability to extract information in a fraction of the time, summarize the data and produce high-level analytics to support our audit opinion. Ultimately it's a win-win." 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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