Richard T. Lash, CPA
Managing Partner

In addition to his managing partner role, Rick leads the firm’s tax department and is a member of the firm’s management committee, which leads the firm’s strategies and growth. He has been with Walthall for 30 years.

Rick is responsible for managing and guiding both staff and clients. His principal areas of expertise include working with closely held businesses in tax consulting, audits and reviews of financial statements, and financial and strategic planning.

RICK ENJOYS … fishing and golf


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Education and Awards

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting, Cleveland State University
  • Strongsville Stallions Hall of Fame

Professional and Civic

  • American Institute of CPAs, member
  • The Ohio Society of CPAs, member and past chairman of the construction committee
  • Westfield Bank Community Development Board for the Cleveland market, member
  • Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America  – Northeast Ohio Chapter, board member and Toast of the Town committee chair
  • Cleveland State University Department of Accounting Advisory Board, member
  • Beta Gamma Sigma, honorary member, CSU chapter
  • Strongsville Stallions, past treasurer
  • Strongsville Chamber of Commerce, past member
  • Strongsville High School Athletic Boosters, past member


  • Nine tips for being more responsive to clients – Journal of Accountancy (3/17)