The idea behind SC&H Group was drawn up more than 30 years ago on the back of a napkin in a Baltimore restaurant. What resulted was the creation of a firm built upon the belief that talented, driven, and dedicated individuals could produce work so extraordinary it would have meaningful impact on their clients’ businesses.
When we opened our doors on August 16, 1991, it was with a mission to develop deeper and more productive relationships with clients, engage our employees, and forge close connections with communities where we conduct business.
Today, with more than 340 employees SC&H Group has a strong foothold in the Mid-Atlantic, a client base including some of the largest brands in the world, and a client approval rating nearly five-times the industry average. The firm achieved a Net Promoter Score – a client loyalty metric – of 84.4%, a world-class rating of client satisfaction.
Our employees are not only productive, but highly motivated and engaged in the future direction of the firm. Accounting Today and Inside Public Accounting have repeatedly named us among the best firms to work for in the United States.
Since the beginning, we have structured ourselves around three pillars: Powerful Minds, Passionate Teams, and Proven Results. These core concepts provide the composition for all the work we do. At SC&H, we transform clients by delivering unparalleled advice and service with a deep bench of professionals who are motivated, intelligent, and passionate. As a result, clients are not only loyal but highly likely to recommend SC&H to other companies.
Our leadership team recognized early on we had to offer an array of services to meet growing client needs, so we began systematically molding the firm into a diversified consultancy with expertise in practices that not only included Audit and Tax, but investment banking and valuation advisory, wealth management, and Technology Advisory. We moved strategically to partner with companies that offered some of the most powerful management tools and applications available to help solve clients’ problems.
In 2000, we launched the Business Performance Management practice, which helps organizations modernize their business reporting, budgeting, forecasting and financial close functions via the formulation of a digital transformation strategy, the development of a cloud readiness roadmap, and the implementation of Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and Business Intelligence (BI) software solutions that enable organizations to move into the digital world of data collection, reporting, and analytics.
They work with CFOs who are concerned they are not taking advantage of industry best practices and the latest cloud technology to help them efficiently manage their business. This is achieved through the effective marriage of data, systems, and processes with proactive business strategy—positioning our clients to achieve better visibility, respond quicker, and maximize profitability. In 2016, SC&H conducted the largest Oracle Cloud EPM implementation in the world for the global hospitality company – Hilton Worldwide.
Over the years, we took the blueprint from our Business Performance Management group, and additional practices were launched including Risk Management, Corporate Tax Services, and the Contract Compliance Audit group, which provides some of the largest corporations in the world with audits of third-party contracts. The practice, which is widely recognized as a global leader in the field, works with retail, technology, financial, professional services, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, oil and gas, and manufacturing companies to perform audits that not only review third-party relationships, but improve transparency, and can save clients hundreds of millions of dollars.
Another practice that is experiencing significant growth both domestically and internationally is SC&H Capital, which was formed in 2005 to advise clients in industries including, but not limited to healthcare, manufacturing, technology, and government contracting, that want to sell or merge their businesses. Our investment bankers leverage their expertise, industry connections, and extensive tax and consulting resources to advise middle market and growth companies across the United States.
We have also built a reputation as a leading financial consultancy through SC&H Financial Advisors, Inc. Its business is growing remarkably helping individuals, families, and businesses plan their financial futures by offering an array of services ranging from money management and financial planning services to retirement, tax and risk control strategies.
We have always believed our employees are our most precious resource — and we value that resource… They are the building blocks of our continued success.
As we have continued to evolve, we have fully embraced the software and technology that is shaping the business world. We understand the economic realities middle market companies face in hiring, retaining, and managing top technology talent that can work with technology and can apply it to enhancing business performance. We also understand the need for C-suite partnership in transitioning technology into a business driver.
Members who lead our Accounting Solutions practice are experts at providing outsourced CFO, Controller and bookkeeping services using cloud-based technologies. This practice combines white-glove outsourced services with cloud accounting technology to help businesses address common accounting challenges and drive growth and profitability.
We have always believed our employees are our most precious resource – and we value that resource. In 2015, we converted to a 100 percent ESOP, so all employees have an ownership stake in the company – they are the building blocks of our continued success.
Our people serve the communities where we conduct business by giving back and getting involved wherever they can. Each employee averages 27 hours of volunteer or pro bono work a year, nearly three times the national average for all businesses.
While our teams possess vast historical knowledge, they know the future offers even greater opportunities as new technologies are adopted. Regardless of the changes in tools and technologies, the value we see continues to be in providing our clients with exceptional advice from experts who are leaders in their fields. As always, our three pillars – Powerful Minds, Passionate Teams, and Proven Results – drive our firm to excellence.