Shareholder Dan Desko is responsible for managing and leading a team of IT security professionals with diverse experiences, from former NSA cyber-operators, to data forensic pros and network hacking gurus.
Jeff began his public accounting career in 1983. He joined the firm in 1986 and is a tax shareholder in the assurance and tax advisors department. He has in-depth experience in the areas of tax planning and compliance for closely held businesses.
The services Jeff provides to the firm’s clients include serving as an expert witness in legal proceedings; managing IRS examinations; assisting family-owned companies in restructuring to meet succession-planning requirements; and representing companies before the Pennsylvania and Ohio Boards of Appeals and Boards of Finance and Review.
Jeff is also responsible for directing the firm’s state and local tax (SALT) practice. Jeff’s areas of concentration include sales and use tax, capital stock and corporate net income planning, along with fuel tax reporting and examinations.
Jeff serves clients in a number of diversified industries, including natural resources, transportation, manufacturing and professional services.
B.S. - Business Administration, Robert Morris College, Cum Laude
Do you have a hobby or personal passion?
Fishing. Hunting for pheasant, deer and turkey. Visiting and hiking in our national parks.
Who was your role model?
What was your childhood dream?
To travel to exotic destinations like Iceland (which I got to do)
What is the best or most interesting thing about your career?
All of the wonderful, fascinating people who I meet and work with across such a diverse range of industries. I enjoy learning about other industries.
What was your first job?
I worked for a company that refurbished the airbrake systems on railroad cars. I learned to operate heavy equipment and flatbread trucks. I can tell you far more than you’d want to learn about airbrake assembly and repair.
Do you have a “motto?”
Try every day to learn something new. Imagine that knowledge as a grain of sand, and as you go through life you accumulate new grains of sand…creating a beautiful white beach.
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