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Roman Kepczyk

Roman Kepczyk offers over 25 years of CPA firm experience where he has thrived as a technology consultant and as a former partner at one of the largest firms in Arizona. His primary focus at Xcentric is helping firms utilize technology by implementing today’s digital best practices. He is an Advisory Board Member to the Association for Accounting Administration, former Chairman of the AICPA Information Technology Executive Committee and a former member of the PCPS Executive Committee. Roman has been recognized in INSIDE Public Accounting’s “Most Recommended Consultants” to the profession from 2004-2017, CPA Practice Advisor’s “Top 25 Thought Leaders” from 2011-2017, and Accounting Today’s “Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting” for twelve years. Roman is also a CPA.CITP, CGMA, and Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

With Xcentric since

2011

What I love about Xcentric

Integrity of personnel and organization

Education

BS in Accounting from Arizona State University, CPA, CITP, CGMA, LSS BB, AAAPM

Hobbies/Interests

Hiking, mountain biking, open water swimming, and triathlons

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?

Arizona from November to April and on a beach like San Diego or Kauai from May to October.  This allows time to appreciate the ruggedness of the desert and mountains as well as the beauty of the ocean without taking either for granted (and enjoy the lottery winnings I obviously have won to be able to pull this off!)

If a genie granted you three wishes, what would they be (excluding a wish for more wishes)?

After good health and work/opportunities to do the things we love for me and my family, my third wish would be to complete every Ironman Triathlon as this would mean that I visit a lot of beautiful places around the world and would be in epic shape!

Favorite quote

“Have Fun, Change the World, and the Money will follow…do things in that order and you will have a great life.”  I attribute that to the original Mr. Gadget for the accounting profession, Wayne Harding, who proved accountants could be cool people (…not that I am, just that accountants could be cool!)

Favorite movie

I’m a huge James Bond fan, and Forest Gump has to be up there, but the truth is I will absolutely enjoy any movie that has a helicopter, machine guns firing, and fireball explosions in the opening sequence, and I am provided a bucket of popcorn!

Family

Sylvie (spouse) and two sons, Stephan & Antoine.  Sylvie is French Canadian and recently obtained her US Citizenship; I was born in Germany and naturalized when I was young, so our boys are first generation Americans.  My mother was German and brought us to Arizona when I was ten years old; she is still living here in Scottsdale. My father was from Poland and amongst the first Green Berets in the US Special Forces as a demolition paratrooper; he is listed on the Vietnam War Memorial (MACV-SOG).

Blog posts

Nov 16

Updated: Optimizing Workflows to Improve Firm Production

*This is an updated version of Optimizing Workflows to Improve Firm Production which was originally published in December 2013.

CPAs have had to deal with a significant amount of technological evolution in their careers, particularly in the past decade

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Nov 09

Why Xcentric Pays CPAFMA Dues for Clients

More than thirty years ago, I began my transition into the administrative role within my firm, and it was obvious I needed help.  While I had been a CPA doing taxes, accounting work, and helping others understand personal computers,

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Oct 17

Building a Learning Culture in Your Firm

CPAs are knowledge workers and the more thoroughly they understand how to utilize their technology and optimize the profession’s best practices to service clients, the more effective and profitable their firms will become. Firms that have made the effort

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Oct 05

The Changing Role of IT Personnel in Accounting Firms

Has the IT role within CPA firms finally come full circle? I began the IT portion of my career providing support for IBM XT personal computers that were used by accountants to produce spreadsheets and word processing, while all

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Job title

Director of Consulting

Department

Consulting Services

Location

Phoenix, AZ

Request Roman to speak at your event

Roman's Speaking Topics

    • 2017 CPA Firm IT/Production Update
    • Quantum of Gadgets
    • Lean Six Sigma Tax Production Optimization
    • Lean Six Sigma CPA Administration
    • Technology Considerations in Mergers and Acquisitions

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