BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE
Kieran O’Dea began his career with H2R CPA in 1998. Before rejoining the firm in 2016, Kieran spent 13 years with BDO USA LLC (formerly Alpern Rosenthal), where he served as a partner in the firm’s Assurance and Transaction Advisory Services groups and was the former Co-Director of the firm’s Manufacturing and Distribution Services niche. In Kieran’s current role with H2R CPA, he serves as a partner in the firm’s Accounting & Assurance Services group and is also responsible for business development.
Kieran has spent the majority of his 17 years in public accounting working with privately held and family-owned middle market manufacturing, distribution and service companies in the Pittsburgh area. Kieran has led audit engagements for local and national companies with annual sales ranging from $10 million to in excess of $200 million. He has assisted his clients plan for, conduct and implement internal control reviews, cost reduction and savings strategies, inventory process controls, and cost benefit analyses.
Additionally, Kieran has extensive experience consulting on buy-side and sell-side transactions including; add-on acquisitions, target company acquisitions, divestitures and mergers of equals. His experience in these types of transactions includes: determining the value of the acquisition target, conducting financial and tax due diligence, tax structuring, determining appropriate working capital targets and post-merger integration.
EDUCATION & LICENSES
- Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting – Robert Morris University
PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)
- Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)
- Turnaround Management Association (TMA)
- Graduate – Leadership Pittsburgh Class XXIX
- Vice President – Financial Industries Network
Kieran enjoys spending his free time with his wife, Jennifer, and their four children. His other interests include golfing, home improvement projects and time relaxing on the beach.