Randy Crabtree, CPA

Tri-Merit Specialty Tax Professionals
Co-Founder and Partner
(847) 637-5677 x126


Randy Crabtree is a co-founder and partner at Tri-Merit Specialty Tax Professionals, recognized for his expertise and contributions to the accounting profession. He is also a well-known author, lecturer, and the host of "The Unique CPA," a podcast that has been broadcasting bi-weekly since 2019 and ranks in the top 5% of the most popular programs worldwide according to Listen Score. This platform allows him to share insights and engage with issues relevant to accounting professionals.

In 2023, Randy was honored by being named to Accounting Today's "Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting," acknowledging his significant influence within the field. He is the founder and host of the Bridging the Gap conference, designed to facilitate discussions and connections among accounting professionals.

Randy's role as a thought leader is further solidified by his frequent guest appearances on various podcasts, where he discusses industry trends and challenges. His dedication to the profession extends to his service on multiple boards, including the Accounting Cornerstone Foundation, the Firm Growth Forum advisory board, and the CPA Magazine editorial board, where he contributes to shaping the future of accounting education and practice.

He regularly contributes articles to respected publications such as Accounting Today, the AICPA Tax Adviser, CPA Trendlines, and Intuit Accountants TaxPro Center, and is a common figure at conferences and training events hosted by national and state accounting associations and other industry-related groups.

In 2022, Randy's expertise was further recognized through his appointment to the Intuit Tax Council for a three-year term, highlighting his role as an authority in the field of taxation. This position allows him to contribute to broader discussions and initiatives aimed at advancing the accounting profession.

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