Building The Premier Accounting Firm

From Accountant to Hero w/ Rhett Gagon

Roger Knecht

Roger Knecht

President of Universal Accounting Center

Episode Details

Overview: From Accountant to Hero

What a great topic and value add to an accounting firm.

Rhett joins Roger to discuss services that can be offered to distinguish any accounting business as the one working to work with owners of real-estate.  Consider this in-depth conversation regarding Cost Segregation and how it can make you the hero for your clients.

This may be the unique selling proposition to help you niche your accounting services in the world of real-estate and investment properties.

Get ready to take some notes, this is that good.


Your Host: Roger Knecht, president of Universal Accounting Center

Our Guest: Rhett Gagon

About Our Guest: Rhett Gagon

Rhett Gagon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brigham Young University. Much of Rhett’s professional career has involved working personally with high net-worth individuals; training and speaking at conferences on a local, regional and national level. Rhett’s expertise in Cost Segregation began in 2010 when he first joined Cost Segregation Authority. Rhett continues to speak on national and local levels helping the accounting world to better understand the value of cost segregation both to the investor and accounting firms alike. He has worked on thousand of Cost Segregation projects saving clients nationwide hundreds of millions of tax dollars & has helped build Cost Segregation Authority to become a real leader in the industry and what it is today.

When not at work his love and passion is spending time with his wife & children if this can happen outside, he is happiest – whether snow skiing in the wintertime or on the water when it gets hot, even chasing & wrestling his 4 kids at home make him happiest.

Company Summary

Cost Segregation Authority was first established in 2006 at the infancy of modern cost segregation services. It was founded in large part by a father and son team who had spent their career in the construction industry and became passionate about the tax-saving strategies associated with real estate investments. This family culture has stayed with us for over a decade and we endeavor to keep it this way for generations.

You will find most cost segregation firms are full-time CPA firms or offer a dozen other services to maintain their margins. At Cost Segregation Authority our focus is exactly as our name implies. Hence, if you are a CPA or other tax advisor, you don’t have to worry about losing any tax return or other consulting revenue when introducing us to your clients. Our goal is to make you look good by performing the most accurate and tax-saving study possible. We are the good news in your practice and your partnership is paramount to our success.


Universal Accounting Center

  • Helping accounting professionals confidently and competently offer quality accounting services to get paid what they are worth.


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