Stan R. Arner, CPA and partner at Hall, Kistler & Company LLP has been selected to a two-year term to chair the U.S. Manufacturing Committee for BKR International, effective immediately. BKR International is a leading global association of independent accounting and business advisory firms representing the expertise of more than 135 member firms with over 300 offices in over 70 countries around the world who provide accounting, taxation, and business services. The mission of the Manufacturing Committee is to exchange information and resources for the purpose of improving members’ understanding of the manufacturing industry, and enhancing everyone’s ability to provide unique consulting and support services to their clients.
Stan has over 40 years in the accounting industry including serving as managing partner at his own firm before joining Hall, Kistler & Company LLP in 2002. He is highly skilled in providing accounting; auditing, tax and management consulting services for a wide variety of publicly held and closely held companies in the fields of manufacturing, construction, land development, transportation, financial services, retail, and publishing. Management services have included analysis of financial information, business valuations, forecasts and projections and succession planning. He has served and continues to serve as an advisor to the Board of Directors of closely held companies. He has also served as Chief Financial Officer of a manufacturing company with thirty locations whose stock was traded on AMEX.
Stan earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Kent State University and received his CPA Certification in 1968. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants where he has served as past director and vice president; and the Institute of Business Appraisers. Extremely active in civic affairs, Stan has served three years on the President’s Advisory Committee at Stark State College. Stan is also a member of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Development Committee and CEO Group; he is a Member of the Board and Finance Committee of Pathway Caring for Children; and a member of the Jackson-Belden Chamber of Commerce. Past associations include the operation and budget committee of the regional American Heart Association.