About Us

Based in Northeast Ohio

Founded in 1989, Lyle & Associates works with clients across the U.S. to further their business and personal financial goals.

Thanks to the internet and other communications tools, we can help our clients wherever they may be located. And when necessary, we get in the car or on a plane!

We pride ourselves on our forward-looking approach to financial planning for businesses and individuals. As they say, if you don’t know where you want to go, any path will take you there.

Understanding you and your strengths—and your constraints—will let us help you map the route to your goals.

Collectively we have over 50 years of experience in accounting and tax planning, and we’ve learned a lot during that time about what works and what doesn’t.

Regardless of your need or your location, we can provide a solution ourselves or we’ll introduce you to someone who can!

Kathy Lyle started Lyle & Associates CPA in 1989 after seven years of tax experience with a large international CPA firm in both their Cincinnati and Cleveland offices. Her goal was to provide high value tax and accounting services at reasonable prices to closely-held businesses and individuals.

Along the way, we have added an expanded array of service offerings, which are described in more detail elsewhere on this site.

In the process we have created strategic alliances with many other financial professionals, including fellow CPAs, cost segregation experts, R&D credit specialists, wealth managers, estate planning attorneys, and any number of other specialized disciplines. Through these professional affiliations we are able to accommodate the diverse financial needs of our clients.

Kathy Lyle

Kathy Lyle


Kathy has a history of volunteering:

Volunteer with Breakthrough Schools of Cleveland, a high-performing, not-for-profit, group of inner-city charter schools, and Youth Opportunities Unlimited through their E CITY Entrepreneurship Educational Program for high school students.

Participant in the Komen For The Cure "Cleveland 3-Day" 60-mile walk, raising over $80,000 and attaining top fund-raiser status in two out of the five years the event was held.

Stemming from her long-time involvement with BMW sports car racing, Kathy has served as National Treasurer for the BMW Car Club of America, as Chief Financial Officer of the BMW CCA Club Racing Program, and Treasurer of the Northern Ohio Chapter of the BMW CCA.

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