About Bencar & Co CPA – Accounting Firm in Mentor

Based in the northeast metropolitan area of Cleveland, Ohio, specifically suburban Mentor/Concord in Lake County, Bencar & Co CPA LLC is a premier certified public accounting firm serving business clients locally and throughout Ohio in addition to Florida, Kansas, Louisiana and Tennessee.  Our firm also prepares tax returns for individuals in Ohio and various states throughout the country.

We have been very successful in maintaining meaningful and lasting relationships with our clients since 1984.  Our goal is to treat each client with the utmost respect and their business as if it were ours.  

We handle accounting and tax compliance for a broad spectrum of businesses, applying professional accounting principles, theory, and practices to analyze accounting records and systems and applying federal tax law for proper determination of tax liabilities. We are not just about accounting and taxes, however. Although accounting is a necessity and tax compliance is a requirement, we offer much more to our clients.

One major difference between us and other local accounting firms is that we partner with our clients as a trusted advisor, providing guidance, objective evaluation, and practical advice. We also listen to our clients.  Our firm will help you identify areas negatively affecting profitability and growth and develop solutions that are practical and technically sound.  Our clients rely on us as a proven resource to provide solutions for all of their business needs. Our goal is to provide high quality service and value to our clients.

Partner Profile

45574_152741041407146_488378_nEdward Bencar, CPA, CGMA 
Certified Public Accountant

Edward A. Bencar, CPA, CGMA, is the managing member of the firm.  He has extensive education, knowledge, and expertise in the fields of accounting and taxation.  He has been a CPA since 1987 and his experience includes 7 years as an Internal Revenue Agent prior to his entry into public accounting.  Edward has worked with small businesses in all aspects as their CPA and trusted advisor.  He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA). Edward’s management consulting engagements include compliance, investigative, and specialty examinations and audits throughout the country for various industries including shopping malls and developers. These engagements are custom-tailored to fit client needs and requirements.  Edward also serves as a Peer Reviewer in the AICPA Peer Review Program to ensure the quality and integrity of the accounting profession.  CPA firms undergo a peer review every 3 years conducted by an independent evaluator, also known as a Peer Reviewer.  Peer Reviewers are active AICPA members in good standing, licensed to practice as Certified Public Accountants, who have met certain knowledge, experience, and training requirements in order to qualify them to evaluate other CPA firms.

Certifications / Designations:

Professional Affiliations:

  • AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants)
  • OSCPA (Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants)
  • NATP (National Association of Tax Professionals)


The office staff at Bencar CPA is both professional and friendly.  This experienced team has over 40 years of tax, accounting, administrative and bookkeeping experience and is always willing to help assist clients in any way possible.