Peter A. Margaritis, CPA, CGMA
Western Reserve University/Cleveland, Ohio
As the Chief “Edutainment” Officer for Peter A. Margaritis, LLC, his primary
role is to help business leaders strengthen their business success skills. For
some clients that means helping their team hone technical skills, like U.S.
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (U.S. GAAP) or International Financial
Reporting Standards (IFRS). For some clients it may mean working to develop
non-technical, professional skills training like Presentation Skills, Business
Development Skills and Leadership Skills. With every client my goal is the same:
help the team improve their skills to improve business results.
During the past 30 years in business he has managed, recruited, developed,
hired and even fired individuals – he has developed successful teams. Peter has
sold products ranging from bank loans to corporate incentive certificates. In
addition, he has created compensation matrixes; analyzed financial statements;
designed and delivered accounting and professional skills courses. And he’s
performed stand-up and improvisational comedy!
As a speaker and trainer Peter has delivered over 120 seminars, conferences
and workshops on both technical and non-technical topics to clients that include
Fortune 500 companies, large and national regional accounting firms, state CPA
associations and the American Institute of CPAs.
Peter’s credentials include a BBA from University of Kentucky, and a Master’s
in Accounting from Case Western Reserve University. He is a CPA and Certified
Global Management Accountant with a certificate in IFRS from the Institute of
Chartered Accountant in England in Wales. Currently he serves on the faculty of
Ohio Dominican University and the University of Maryland at University College.
Peter has worked for companies such as Price Waterhouse, Victoria’s Secret
Catalogue, Gap Inc. Direct, Barnett Bank, C & S National Bank, Columbus
State Community College, and Franklin University.
Peter is a former member of the American Institute of CPAs governing council
and a past chair of the executive board of directors of the Ohio Society of
CPAs. He is also a member of the Georgia Society of CPAs and The National