CLEVELAND - SS&G is pleased to welcome four new employees to its Cleveland area offices.

Sara Stanford joins as an administrative assistant in SS&G's downtown Cleveland office. Prior to joining SS&G, Standford worked as an eprocurement support specialist at the University of Florida. She earned her associate degree in political science from the College of Central Florida. Stanford lives in Lyndhurst.

Kyle McKinney joins as an associate in the assurance services department. Prior to joining SS&G, McKinney worked as an accounting intern at Modern Industries, Inc. He earned his Bachelor of Science in finance, Bachelor of Science in accounting, and his MBA from The Behrend College at Penn State Erie. McKinney resides in Chesterland.

Tracy Taylor joins as an associate in the tax department. Taylor comes to SS&G from Paragon Advisors, Inc. in Beachwood. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in finance and accounting from the University of Cincinnati and her Master of Science in accounting from The University of Akron. She resides in Cleveland Heights.

Brian Schlabig joins as an associate in the entrepreneurial service group. Previously, Schlabig spent two years as a staff accountant at Dyer Huges Roche, Inc. He earned his bachelor's degree in accounting from Miami University. Schlabig resides in Cleveland.

ABOUT SS&G

SS&G, Inc. (http://www.ssandg.com/) is a full-service certified public accounting, business advisory, and management consulting firm encompassing assurance, tax, employee benefits, and restaurant financial services. SS&G also provides a broad scope of services through its health care, wealth management, and payroll entities. With offices in Illinois, Kentucky, and Ohio, and 525 employees, SS&G is one of the nation's largest independent accounting and business consulting firms. SS&G is a founding member of The Leading Edge Alliance, an international professional association of independently owned accounting and consulting firms.