SC&H Group, a Sparks-based management consulting, audit, and tax firm, announced Monday it has named Pritpal Kalsi as CEO of the company.
Kalsi succeeds Ron Causey, who co-founded SC&H in 1991 and has held the position the past nine years.
A director of SC&H’s business performance management (BPM) practice, Kalsi assumes the CEO position Jan. 1, 2021 and reports to the company’s board of directors. He will continue to oversee BPM, which is the firm’s largest service line.
As CEO, Kalsi will oversee the day-to-day operations of SC&H whose more than 250 employees own the firm through an employee stock ownership plan. SC&H serves clients from rapidly growing private sector businesses to Fortune 500 companies with global brands. Its nine strategic practices not only include audit and tax, but technology advisory, wealth management, risk management, business performance, corporate tax and contract compliance. The firm also operates SC&H Capital, which was formed in 2005 to advise clients interested in selling or merging their businesses.
Prior to joining SC&H, Kalsi was a consultant with a Big Four firm where he led the design and implementation of Oracle-Hyperion applications for Fortune 500 clients. He joined SC&H in 2008 as a Senior Consultant with BPM and was promoted to director of BPM in January 2017.
Kalsi specializes in providing finance and accounting business process reengineering and optimization advisory to chief financial officers. He has more than 15 years of experience in providing business design and system implementation consulting that is focused around accounting consolidation and close, financial planning and analysis, business intelligence and data analysis, and financial reporting processes.
Kalsi has taken on leadership roles within SC&H in recent years. He has spearheaded SC&H’s corporate-wide Leadership and Training initiatives. And he has led the firm’s Innovation Committee made up of a team of senior executives selected to oversee research and ultimately structuring a framework for innovation at SC&H Group.
When Kalsi takes over in 2021, Causey, who this year was named “Managing Partner Elite” by Accounting Today, will focus on continuing to assist the firm with business development, recruiting, career development and training, and lead the effort to develop more new service offerings. He will also continue to work within the community. Currently, Causey sits on eight boards including Stevenson University Board of Trustees, Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, Business Volunteers Unlimited and Junior Achievement of Central Maryland.