Payne Nickles & Company Announces Promotion of Brennan Otto to Partner in Training
Payne Nickles & Company Announces Promotion of Brennan Otto to Partner in Training
July 08, 2024

Sandusky, Ohio – July 8, 2024 – Payne Nickles & Company CPAs and Business Advisors is proud to announce the promotion of Brennan Otto, CPA, to Partner in Training in recognition of his dedication, hard work, and contributions to the firm. 

Brennan Otto’s journey with Payne Nickles & Company began as an intern during the tax seasons of January 2015 and January 2016, while he was still completing his degree. After graduating from Kent State University in 2016 with a Bachelor’s in Business Accounting, Brennan joined the firm full-time in December 2016. 

In October 2018, Brennan left Payne Nickles & Company to explore opportunities elsewhere. However, recognizing the strong professional environment and growth opportunities at Payne Nickles, he returned to the firm in October 2019. His experience during this period enriched his perspective and expanded his professional expertise. 

Brennan specializes in individual, corporate, and partnership taxation. He also manages client accounting services for small businesses, offering tailored solutions to meet their unique financial needs. Brennan’s role involves a hands-on approach to client service, emphasizing effective communication and reliability, which has earned him a reputation for excellence among his clients. 

In addition to his professional accomplishments, Brennan has been an active member of the community. He has served as the board treasurer of the Humane Society of Erie County since 2018 and previously held the position of board treasurer for the North Coast Young Professionals. These roles highlight his commitment to community service and leadership. 

“We are thrilled to recognize Brennan’s achievements and dedication,” said Abbey Bemis, Chief Operating Officer of Payne Nickles & Company. “His promotion to Partner in Training is well-deserved and reflects our commitment to fostering talent and providing opportunities for growth within our firm. Brennan’s journey is a testament to the supportive and dynamic environment we strive to maintain at Payne Nickles.” 

Brennan resides in Huron, Ohio, with his wife and five dogs. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time on their ranch, which includes caring for their chickens and enjoying the tranquility of rural life. 


About Payne Nickles & Company 

Payne Nickles & Company is a full-service accounting and business advisory firm with offices in Sandusky and Norwalk, Ohio. Payne Nickles & Company CPAs and Business Advisors offer a full range of financial reporting services, tax and financial planning, estate and succession planning, litigation support, forensic accounting, business valuation, retirement plan consulting, payroll administration, and QuickBooks consulting services. For more information, visit 


For further inquiries, please contact: Abbey Bemis Chief Operating Officer Email: 

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Unless expressly stated otherwise, any federal tax advice contained in this communication is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used or relied upon, for the purpose of avoiding penalties under the Internal Revenue Code, or for promoting, marketing, or recommending any transaction or matter addressed herein.

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