Jim oversees Hobe & Lucas’ accounting and audit practices. He also works in the accounting, tax and audit practices. In addition, he works with litigation support services, and performs due diligence for mergers and acquisitions. Jim offers specialized skills in auditing publicly held companies, governmental related entities and manufacturers. He is well-versed in financial statement presentation.

Education and Training

Bachelor of Science of Accountancy, Case Western Reserve University


  • Appointed to the Accountancy Board of Ohio
  • Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants
    • Executive Board 2008-2010
    • Cleveland Chapter President 2003-2004
    • Ohio Budget Advisory Task Force
    • Continuing professional education instructor
    • Ohio Peer Review Acceptance Committee
  • AICPA—National Peer Review Committee
  • Society of Financial Service Providers of Cleveland, board of directors

Community Service/Awards and Honors

  • Strongsville Firefighter of the Year and Police Officer of the Year selection committee
  • Delta Alpha of Sigma Nu Housing Corporation, treasurer
  • Delta Alpha/ Delta Zeta of Sigma Nu Hall of Honor
  • St Joseph Church—Pastoral Parish Council; Stewardship Committee Finance Council
  • Knight of Columbus–4th Degree
  • 2006-2007 Knight of the Year—Strongsville Knight of Columbus

JAMES P. GERO, CPA, CGMA Specializes In

Hobe & Lucas Certified Public Accountants, Inc. is a full-service accounting and business consulting firm dedicated to providing clients with exceptional value.

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Contact Info

6000 Freedom Square Dr #550

Independence, OH 44131

216-524-8900 info@hobe.com

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