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Summer Hours

Effective Monday, April 30, 2018 through Friday, August 31, 2018.

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Office Hours on Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Our offices will be closing at noon on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 and will reopen on Wednesday, April 18th at 8:00am.

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Highlights from the LYP Home Ownership Workshop


Buying a home for the first time can be both very exciting and stressful.

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TEG Professionals Attend Benecon's 2018 Health Benefits Seminar

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:

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Joe Biesecker & Krista Showers Serve as Judges for PA FBLA Event


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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. 

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TEG Professionals Attend the ESOP Association Spring Conference

ESOP Association Spring Conference 2018“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:

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TEG Hires Two Client Accounting Services (CAS) Professionals

Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP is pleased to announce the hire of two Client Accounting Services (CAS) team members, Jennifer M. Wingard and Priscilla Bonet.

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AM&AA Central PA Chapter Announces Their Spring Event

The Alliance Mid-Atlantic Chapter- Central PA Branch

Spring Event

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.

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TEG Hires Business Valuation Manager

Doug Circle 2.jpgTrout, 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 
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Partner Carol Roland Presents at Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials Annual Conference

Krista Showers and Megan Senkowski Also Attend Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO) Annual Conference

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TEG Professionals Participate in the WGAL Tax Phone Bank

WGAL pix 2crop2.jpgTEG professionals, Dan Chodan, CPA, Matthew Thompson, CPA, and Timothy R. Gallagher, CPA, PFS, CFE, CGMA, participated in the WGAL Annual Tax Phone Bank.

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Michael Wolfe Presents at an Automotive Industry Meeting on Succession Planning & Business Value

Valuation Services Partner W. Michael Wolfe spoke on Succession Planning and Business Value at a recent Automotive Industry Group Meeting. The event, which was held at Shady Maple Smorgasbord, is part of a series of presentations given by The Goble Group.   

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.

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Martha Guaigua Receives CPA Designation


Slide2.jpgTrout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP is pleased to announce that Senior Accountant Martha Guaigua, EA has earned the designation of Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

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Your Visual Guide to the New Tax Law


ABOUT THE NEW TAX LAW

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Sean Post, CPA Receives Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) Designation

Sean Post earns CFE designation-01.pngTrout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP (TEG) is pleased to announce that Sean Post, CPA has earned the designation of Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.Sean has completed the necessary education and experience requirements and has passed the written CFE examination necessary to earn this credential.

Sean joined TEG in 2013 after he graduated from Elizabethtown College (magna cum laude) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, and a minor in Political Science. He currently serves on the firm’s Government,
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TEG Offers QuickBooks Desktop Classes in March

The Digital WorkshopWhether you are new to QuickBooks® Desktop, need a refresher, or you want to learn best practices to coordinate invoicing and receiving payments from customers, Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP has a class for you!

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Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP Joins the BDO Alliance USA

BDO Alliance USAAccounting and Business Advisory Firm, Trout Ebersole & Groff, LLP, has joined the BDO Alliance USA, a nationwide association of independently owned local and regional accounting, consulting and service firms with similar client service goals. As an independent member of the BDO Alliance USA, Trout Ebersole & Groff, LLP can expand the services offered to clients by drawing on the resources of BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading professional services firms, and other Alliance members

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TEG Professionals Attend AM&AA Branch Winter Event

Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP professionals attended the AM&AA Central PA Branch Winter Event on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. The event featured speaker Steven P. Burke, President of Surface Preparation Technologies, headquartered in Mechanicsburg, PA. 

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TEG Names Tim Miller to Partnership

Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP is pleased to announce that Timothy (Tim) Miller, CPA, was admitted to the firm’s partnership effective January 1, 2018.

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Michael Carr Shares Tax Tips for Scouting Leaders

Michael C_BIO_2017- Cropped.jpgTrout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP Manager and Eagle Scout, Michael Carr, CPA, shares tax tips for deducting scouting expenses on tax returns in Scouting Magazine’s latest blog.

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Tax Season Extended Hours

Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP will have extended business hours starting January 27, 2018 through April 17, 2018, for the 2018 tax season.

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TEG Welcomes QuickBooks ProAdvisor Karen Feister

Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP (TEG) is pleased to announce the hire of Certified QuickBooks® ProAdvisor, Karen L. Feister. Karen Feister is TEG’s newest Client Accounting Services (CAS) team member. Karen has over twenty years of QuickBooks experience in various industry groups including construction, property management, insurance, private school, small businesses, and nonprofit entities.

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TEG Welcomes New Staff Accountant, Emily McGraw!

Trout, Ebesole & Groff, LLP is pleased to welcome Emily A. McGraw to our firm.  As a Staff Accountant, Emily will not only be a member of our tax and audit team but will also be a key professional in TEG’s new cybersecurity team.

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Courtney Allen Earns the Designation of Certified Public Accountant

We are pleased to announce Courtney Allen, a staff accountant at Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP (TEG), has earned the designation of Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

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Megan Senkowski, CPA, Passes the AICPA Advanced Defined Contribution Plan Audit Certificate Exam

We are pleased to announce Megan Senkowski, 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.

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IRS Notice 1036 - New 2018 Withholding Tables

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released copies of the 2018 percentage method tables for income tax withholding which reflect the new tax law. The withholding tables are used by payroll professionals to determine how much tax they need to withhold from each employee’s paychecks based off of their wage, marital status, and also the number of withholding allowances.

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Carol Roland Presents at LLSBO Meeting in Lancaster

Carol Roland, CPA, CFE, CGMA, MBA, and partner at Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP, gave a presentation at the Lancaster-Lebanon School Business Officials (LLSBO) meeting in Lancaster, PA.

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TEG 2017 In Rewind (Video)

We would like to extend our appreciation to our family, friends, professionals, and clients for helping to make 2017 so great! Click the video below to watch our highlights from 2017.

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Krista Showers Serves as Preliminary Judge for PA FBLA Event

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 2018 State Leadership Conference.  As such, she was one of five judges that reviewed all financial business plans.

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Timothy R. Gallagher Appointed to Lancaster Dollars for Higher Learning Board

Timothy R. Gallagher, CPA, CFE, CGMA has been appointed to Lancaster Dollars for Higher Learning board as assistant treasurer. He is also a member of their Executive Committee and is chair of their Finance Committee.

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Leah Leaman Earns Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Designation

We are pleased to announce Leah Leaman, a staff accountant at Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP, has earned the designation of Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

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TEG Presents to Lancaster Bar Association

On Thursday, January 4, 2018, Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP spoke at the Lancaster Bar Association Continuing Legal Education seminar about a variety of "taxing" issues.

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2017 Payroll & Business Seminar

Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP's Annual Payroll & Business Seminar was held on December 13, 2017.  Click the button below to view key takeaways from each presentation and to access 2018 payroll forms.

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Thomas Young Earns the Designation of Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP is pleased to announce Thomas Young, a senior accountant at Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP, has earned the designation of Certified Public Accountant (CPA). This prestigious certification indicates Thomas has completed the necessary education and experience requirements and has passed the uniform Certified Public Accountant examination. In addition to earning his CPA designation, Thomas completed his MBA at Robert Morris University.

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Blanket Lancaster Drive

Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP is pleased to announce 130 blankets and 26 pillows were donated to the Community Action Partnership (CAP) of Lancaster and the Domestic Violence Shelter (DVS) for Women and Children. CAP reaches 30,000 low-income families through services that support child development & education, health and nutrition, household stability, and violence prevention to help them to work toward long term self-sufficiency.

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Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP Announces New Tax Senior 2 Accountant

Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP is pleased to announce Michael Taddeo, CPA has joined the firm as a Tax Senior 2 Accountant. Michael graduated from Kutztown University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and is currently working towards a master’s degree in accounting from Southern New Hampshire University.

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Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP Announces New Audit Supervisor

Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP is pleased to announce Brian Pennington, CPA has joined the firm as an Audit Supervisor in our Capital Region office. Brian graduated from Messiah College in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and obtained his CPA designation in 2014.

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Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP Announces New Hires

Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP is pleased to announce the hire of Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, Cindy Sensenig, and Office Manager, Alycia Billy.

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Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP Acquires Wolfe Valuation LLC

On October 20, 2017, Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP announced the acquisition of Wolfe Valuation LLC.   Wolfe Valuation LLC was formed by W. Michael Wolfe, CPA/ABV, CVA in 2015.

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TEG Announces New Hire

Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP is pleased to announce that Michelle Greiner, CPA, has joined our team of accounting professionals. As a Senior Accountant with over 15 years of experience, Michelle will handle all aspects of tax services for both individuals and small businesses including tax return preparation, tax planning, and tax notices.

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TEG Voted #1 Accounting Firm 9 Years in a Row

Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP would like to thank the readers of Lancaster County Magazine for voting us #1 Accounting Firm again in 2017! We are honored and humbled to have received this award since 2009.

We would also like to congratulate Partner Brian Wassell, CPA, CM&AA on being voted #1 Accountant by Lancaster County Magazine’s readers. Brian has been awarded #1 Accountant four times since 2013.

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TEG Professionals Attend the AM&AA Central PA Chapter Fall Meeting

Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP professionals attended the AM&AA Central PA Chapter Fall Meeting on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.  During the event, Jim Gibson, former Chairman, President, and CEO of Integrity Bank, shared his experience and advice for selling a business.

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Angela Martin Earns CPA Designation

Angela Martin, a Staff Accountant at Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP, has earned the designation of certified public accountant (CPA). This prestigious certification indicates Angela has completed the necessary education and experience requirements and has passed the uniform Certified Public Accountant examination. The four-part CPA examination covers auditing and attestation, business environment and concepts, financial accounting and reporting regulation.

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TEG Offices Will Be Closed on Labor Day 9/4/17

Our offices will be closed on Monday, September 4th in observance of Labor Day. We wish you and your family a safe and happy Labor Day weekend!

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Rebecca Shirk Earns CPA Designation

Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP is pleased to announce that Rebecca Shirk has earned the designation of Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

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TEG offers QuickBooks Desktop Classes

Whether you’re new to QuickBooks® Desktop, need a refresher, or you want to learn how to prepare your QuickBooks® file for year end, Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP has a class for you!

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