About Bergman, Himmel, Goetz & Prebul Co., Inc

Bergman, Himmel, Goetz & Prebul, Co., Inc, was founded in 1946 by Hartley Bergman. The firm has grown into a nine member Certified Public Accounting firm primarily serving Northeast Ohio. Bergman, Himmel. Goetz & Prebul’s current management and staffing have been together serving clients since approximately 1980. 

Bergman, Himmel, Goetz & Prebul is a full service tax and accounting firm. If you are looking for a mix of personal service and expertise, Bergman, Himmel, Goetz & Prebul is the right firm for you. We offer a broad range of accounting and business advisory services for business owners, executives, independent professionals, and individuals. Our firm has been providing comprehensive accounting, auditing, tax and management advisory services to privately held businesses and individuals throughout Northeastern Ohio for over 65 years, helping clients create economic value through knowledge, innovation, assurance, technology, and service. We offer a wide range of services and personalized awareness. 

The firm’s clientele spans a wide range of industries, including manufacturers, construction contractors, commercial and residential real estate developers and managers, professional service corporations, restaurants, and not-for profit organizations, among others.

The firm is organized around a central philosophy that believes client service is our best valued quality. Beyond good client service policies lies something much more important: client ethics. We place client ethics squarely at the center of our firm, creating long-term relationships with clients. We aim to inspire clients with the way we follow through on commitments, conduct business with integrity, and back it all up with competence that achieves results. 

We recognize the reason for our existence is our clients; therefore we take very seriously, what clients have to say about the quality of service.

Peer Review

The peer review program, conducted by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), is a periodic outside review, performed by another accounting firm, of a firm’s quality control system in accounting and auditing. The program was instituted to promote these effective systems for certified public accounting firms.

A peer review of a CPA firm can be used by an audit committee as a tool to assess whether the CPA firm it hires or is considering hiring:

  1. Has a system of quality control for its accounting and auditing practice that has been designed to meet the requirements of the AICPA’s Statements on Quality Control Standards (SQCSs).
  2. Is complying with that system of quality control during the peer review year to provide the firm with reasonable assurance of complying with professional standards.

BHGP&S, Co., Inc. participates in the review practice monitoring program and is evaluated every three years. Importantly, in our most recent peer review in 2021 and in previous reviews, we received the highest rating on the quality of our practice, “unmodified” opinion without a letter of comment. These “unmodified” opinions expressed by the reviewers in their written peer review reports confirm that our firm has a sound system of quality control and meets the standards of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant’s Statements on Quality Control Standards. It is the highest rating a firm can receive.

We are pleased to present a copy of our latest Peer Review Report for your inspection.