Owen Beck, CPA

Senior Manager

Owen Beck, CPA is a Senior Tax Manager who joined the firm in December 2018. He has more than 14 years of experience advising clients on tax planning strategies and business consulting matters. Owen leads the transportation & logistics segment for William Vaughan Company and has also devoted a great deal of time working in the manufacturing & distribution, service, and construction & real estate industries. Owen has significant experience assisting businesses with the complexities of international taxation and merger & acquisition transactions as well. Prior to joining William Vaughan Company, Owen was a tax senior manager with a large regional CPA firm.

Why did you join William Vaughan Company?

Several of my friends worked for the firm and they kept telling me what a great place it was to work, so I had to see for myself. When I met with the team, everyone was friendly, knowledgeable, and they had a fun and relaxed culture. I was sold!

What are you most passionate about in your work?

I really enjoy the relationships I have with my clients. As a trusted advisor, it is very rewarding to be the first person they call to help solve the problems that keep them up at night.

What has been your most rewarding client experience?

My most rewarding client experiences have been when I was able to help my clients through complex transactions. Whether that has been buying another business to helping a client grow and become more profitable or selling a successful business a client has built. It is very rewarding to help minimize the tax impact on these transactions and instead maximize the client’s desired results.

What makes William Vaughan Company different?

The people here make the difference. Especially during tax season, when you spend a significant part of your day at work, it is important to enjoy who you are working with. We have great resources and we certainly work hard, but we also know how to have fun!

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

Spending time with friends, family, my wife, and our 4 children. I like to coach my kids in their various sports and I also enjoy playing tennis and rooting for the Detroit Tigers. I love to water ski and vacation in Northern Michigan as well.

Involvement

  • Bowling Green Community Foundation, Board Treasurer
  • Regional Growth Partnership, International Committee Member
  • Export Success Program, Mentor
  • Financial Executives International (FEI)
  • American Trucking Association (ATA), National Accounting & Finance Council Member (NAFC)
  • Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Education

  • Bluffton College – B.A. Accounting
  • Miami University – Master of Accountancy