Susan Peirce, CPA, MTax is a principal and leads the employee benefits audit and specialty services audit team at Apple Growth Partners. In addition to her audit work, she provides consulting services to business owners and professionals on tax and accounting strategies, with a special emphasis on healthcare and benefit plan services. Sue has led the development of numerous services at the firm including specialty audit services and SOC audits. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a past member of the AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center Executive Committee, and a past board member of the Ohio Society of CPAs. Sue is a frequent speaker at the AICPA, various state conferences, and webinars. Sue has extensive experience serving clients in joint ventures, healthcare and ancillary services, advising them on tax, accounting, compliance and growth strategies. Sue is actively involved in philanthropic activities and helped create the Apple Growth Partners Community Outreach Charitable Giving Fund. Sue holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Kent State University and a Master of Taxation from the University of Akron.