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Jason Herr, CPA was elected as Treasurer for the Building Industry Association (BIA) of Lancaster County. He has been actively involved with the BIA of Lancaster County which has been providing high-quality service and remains a major player in promoting a balanced smart-growth approach to development in Lancaster County.
Krista Showers, CPA, CEBS, partner at Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP, served as preliminary judge of the Pennsylvania Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Partnership with Business event for the 2019 State Leadership Conference. As such, she was one of three judges that reviewed all financial business plans.
Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP would like to extend our appreciation to our professionals, clients, and friends who contributed to this year’s Blanket Drive! With everyone's help, we were able to fill three SUVs with pillows and blankets for the Domestic Violence Shelter (DVS) for Women and Children.
Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP is pleased to announce that Michael P. McGinley, CPA, MT has been hired as Tax Department Director.
Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP (TEG) is pleased to announce that Staff Accountant and IT Specialist, Emily McGraw, has earned the designation of Certified Public Accountant (CPA). This prestigious certification indicates Emily has completed the necessary education and experience requirements and has passed the Certified Public Accountant examination.
On November 15, 2018, New Jersey began a 60-day tax, penalty and interest amnesty program. As a result, some taxpayers have received a tax notice with the headline "2018 NJ Tax Amnesty”. Most of the tax notices relate to "unfiled” tax returns (income, payroll, etc.), with some going back 10 years. Many of these returns have been incorrectly flagged in the NJ system as "unfiled”.
Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP is pleased to announce the hire of Outsourced Accountant, Sherry Weaver.
Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP is pleased to announce the hire of Outsourced Accounting Manager, Jane Cornett.Jane graduated from York College of PA in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She went on to earn her MBA in 2000 from Lebanon Valley College. Her passion for accounting started when she was a child.
Krista A. Showers, CPA, CEBS, Partner, has been recognized for attaining continuing professional education (CPE) compliance in the Certified Employee Benefit Specialist program for a two-year period. She is a graduate of the Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) program, co-sponsored by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP) and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP is pleased to announce the hire of Client Accounting Services professional, Kristen O'Connell, CPP.Kristen graduated from Central Penn College in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. In 2013, she obtained her
The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue warns the public of a new Tax Notice mail scam. Several residents have received fraudulent notices in which the con artists threaten legal action or criminal prosecution if they don’t pay a tax debt. The letters come from the “Tax Processing Center” and state the recipient owes “The State of Pennsylvania” unpaid taxes.
Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP is pleased to announce the hire of Senior Accountant Sean Obetz, CPA and Office Manager Gina Teaman, aPHR.
Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP (TEG) is pleased to announce the hire of Brandon McMinn, Ashley Noel, Tom Fitzgerald, Nicole Best, and Dustin Peck. These professionals will begin their accounting careers as Staff Accountants in our Lancaster, PA office.
Amanda Kilroy, Senior II, Carolyn Gerhart, CPA and Manager, Emily McGraw, Staff Accountant, Hannah Baumer, Staff Accountant, Korin Martin, Staff Accountant, Krista Showers, CPA and Partner, Leah Leaman, CPA and Staff Accountant, and Megan Senkowski, CPA and Manager attended the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) Government Accounting Conference in Hershey, PA on Monday, July 9th and Tuesday, July 10th.
In May, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced the Health Savings Account (HSA) contribution limits for 2019. The 2019 HSA Contribution Limit is $3,500 for single coverage and $7,000 for a family. Individuals ages 55 years and older are allowed to contribute an additional $1,000 per each tax year.
On Friday, May 25th, Trout Ebersole & Groff, LLP (TEG) hosted their Annual Employee Appreciation Day. TEG professionals had the opportunity to choose an experience from a variety of activities including a relaxing massage, paintball, go-kart racing, and painting. Here are some photos that captured this great day.
Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP is pleased to welcome Marketing Intern, Alayna Nicklaus. Alayna is a graduate of Lancaster Catholic High School and is currently in her last year at Fairfield University where she is studying marketing.
We are pleased to announce Tim Vinson, CPA, has passed the AICPA Advanced Defined Contribution Plan Audit Certificate Exam. This examination tests an auditor’s ability to plan, perform, and evaluate define contribution plans in accordance with AICPA standards and DOL rules and regulations.
Krista Showers, CPA, CEBS, and partner at Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP, gave two presentations at the 50th Annual Pennsylvania Association of Federal Program Coordinators (PAFPC) Conference in Hershey, PA.On Monday, April 30th, Krista spoke on "Proper Use & Fiscal Accountability for Title I Funds to Meet Student and Teacher Needs”. On Tuesday, May 1
During the PICPA South Central Chapter Annual Meeting on May 10, 2018, ten accounting professionals from Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP (TEG) were honored.
Krista Showers, Megan Senkowski, and Linda Bell attended Benecon’s Health Benefits Seminar on April 5-6, 2018 at the Lancaster Marriott. Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP was a bronze sponsor for the event which was presented by Benecon and ConnectCare3. The event included presentations on the following topics:
Joseph Biesecker, Human Resources Director, and Krista Showers, CPA, CEBS, Partner at Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP, served as judges of the Pennsylvania Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) American Enterprise and Electronic Career Portfolio events for the 2018 State Leadership Conference. As such, they were judges that reviewed live student performances.
“Emily McGraw, Staff Accountant, Megan Senkowski, CPA and Manager, Krista Showers, CPA and Partner, and Michael Wolfe, CPA and Partner at Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP attended the PA/DE Chapter of the ESOP Association Spring Conference in Glen Mills, PA on Thursday, March 29th. This year's spring event focused on:
Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP is pleased to announce the hire of two Client Accounting Services (CAS) team members, Jennifer M. Wingard and Priscilla Bonet.
Join us for the Central PA Chapter Spring Event featuring speaker Chip Brown, President of McClure Company in Harrisburg, PA. The event will take place on May 1st from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the West Shore Country Club located at 100 Brentwater Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011. Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will be provided throughout the event.
Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP (TEG) is pleased to announce the hire of Business Valuation Manager Douglas A. Knapp. Doug graduated magna cum laude from Rider University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in finance. He joins TEG with over 11 years of experience in business valuation, mergers and acquisitions, litigation support, and tax planning.Douglas earned his
Krista Showers and Megan Senkowski Also Attend Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO) Annual Conference
TEG professionals, Dan Chodan, CPA, Matthew Thompson, CPA, and Timothy R. Gallagher, CPA, PFS, CFE, CGMA, participated in the WGAL Annual Tax Phone Bank.
During Mike's presentation, he discussed the importance of Succession Planning and maximizing the value of your business before you are ready to sell. He also talked about the Merger & Acquisition (M&A) process of selling a business which includes the 6-steps below.