About Us

In 1982 Joseph P. Steyer, CPA, started a small practice in Defiance, Ohio, after leaving a larger firm which he had also founded. He managed Steyer & Co., CPAs until 2006, overseeing its growth to include four partners and eight professional and clerical personnel. The firm continues with two partners providing professional tax, financial, and business planning and management services to a variety of auto dealerships, construction, governmental, healthcare, logistics, manufacturing, and retail clients throughout Northwest Ohio and Northeast Indiana. Steyer & Co., CPAs also serves the tax preparation and retirement and estate planning needs for individuals and families in Defiance as well as the nearby communities of Findlay, Paulding, Bryan, Toledo, and Ft. Wayne.

Beyond Traditional CPA Services

As we have grown, we have surpassed the traditional role of a CPA firm, which has been to provide accounting, tax, and auditing services after the fact. While we still provide these traditional services, the strength of our firm is the up-front tax and financial planning and consulting we provide to businesses and individuals to assist in their financial success. We believe in the value of developing personal relationships with our clients. These relationships are built on trust, integrity, following through with commitments, and being responsive to the needs of others. We understand your need for timely and accurate financial and tax reporting, and we will work to meet or exceed your expectations. We are small enough to know our clients, yet big enough to serve their needs now and as they grow.

Specific Services We Provide

Our clients consider us the best choice for their accounting and tax needs because we provide quality service at an affordable price, delivering the value they are looking for. We have a wide range of experience. Our senior level partners and managers are involved and engaged in managing our clients’ needs. Our services include:

  • Accounting and financial reporting
  • Audits
  • Business expansion planning
  • Estate planning
  • Financial projections and budgets
  • Financial and retirement planning
  • Management consulting
  • QuickBooks consulting
  • Payroll processing
  • Tax compliance
  • Tax planning
  • Tax return preparation