James G. Zupka, CPA – President
James G. Zupka earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Cleveland State University in 1976. He founded the firm of James G. Zupka, CPA, Inc. in 1981.
During his career, Mr. Zupka has served as an auditor, a financial analyst, and a management consultant. He has considerable experience in the audits of:
- Federally funded programs
- Budgeting, planning, and general consulting
- Systems design and analysis
- Government auditing and consulting
- Business organization
- Wide variety of entities in the commercial sector
- School Districts
Mr. Zupka also maintains a thriving personal and corporate tax practice. He also has extensive knowledge of large-scale testing at the city and county levels. Mr. Zupka has also assisted many local cities in their conversion process.
Mr. Zupka has consulted for many of the Firm’s school district audit engagements and has also assisted many of the school districts in changing their financial reporting to conform with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and implementing GASB Statement No. 54 and applicable new GASB pronouncements. Many of these engagements included the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
Mr. Zupka has also served health care clients on a regular basis, in which all aspects of financial management were undertaken, including preparation of cost reports, financial statements, tax returns, and quarterly payroll tax returns, reimbursement calculations, and overall general consulting. He has also served as an auditor and consultant for financial and compliance audits of a number of multi-funded community action agencies and is knowledgeable of CAA programs and requirements.
Sujata Sulzer – Partner
Sujata M. Sulzer earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Cleveland State University in 1980 and joined the firm of James G. Zupka, CPA, Inc. in 1984.
Mrs. Sulzer is the Partner-In-Charge of fieldwork for the Firm’s audits for the entities referenced below and has extensive experience in performing audits, compilations and reviews, and consulting for:
- School Districts, including city and local school districts and community schools
- Metropolitan Park Districts
- Insurance Pools / Consortiums
- Community Improvement Corporations
- General Health Districts
- Commercial Industries
- Non-Profit Organizations
Mrs. Sulzer takes the leads in consulting that assist the Firm’s clients with converting accounting systems to conform to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), of setting up accounting systems, implementing policies and procedures to conform with the Ohio Revised Code, Uniform Guidance compliance and other grant requirements, conversion of cash basis to GAAP basis financial statements, and implements new GASB pronouncements applicable to the Firm’s governmental clients. Many of the Firm’s engagements for which Mrs. Sulzer is the Partner-in-Charge include the preparation and/or review of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.