Sean McCarthy has worked as a CPA for 30 years. He spent his first decade with a local firm before serving as chief financial officer of two of Columbus’ largest automotive groups.
Now, McCarthy is joining Brady Ware Dealership Advisors — an accounting and financial services company for auto dealers in the Midwest — as a director. He has also merged his practice into the firm.
“Sean is more than a CPA,” Brady Ware director Sam Agresti said in a news release. “He’s truly a financial architect with decades of experience working with dealerships. He is an industry expert in buy/sell transactions and will provide true CFO-level services to our clients.”
Brady Ware Dealership Advisors recently launched a new business model, offering consulting services and expanding its team of CPAs and consultants who serve more than 90 auto dealerships in the Midwest and the Southeast. Brady Ware offers 20 different services to help improve processes and procedures in different departments. The company helps dealerships improve profits in areas such as fixed operations, fraud investigation, employee recruitment and retention, warrantee reimbursements, digital marketing and online advertising.
“The model that Brady Ware has created to evolve the services CPAs can offer to their clients is a game changer for financial consultants,” McCarthy said. “I now have a toolkit of solutions for dealerships that strategically address inefficiencies impacting their bottom line, and the resources to fix them.”
McCarthy said he began working in the auto industry since 1989, guiding his clients through a recession, changes in buying trends and “the evolution of car buying in a digital world,” he said. “I’m excited to be a part of the evolution and looking forward to the future as part of Brady Ware Dealership Advisors.”
“Sean is a tremendous asset to the team and his leadership will be instrumental in the future growth of our automotive group,” Agresti said.