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TEG Welcomes 10 New Accounting Interns

Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP (TEG) is pleased to introduce this year's accounting interns. 

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Kelly Deihm, CPA Graduates From Leadership Lancaster's Core Class

Senior Accountant Kelly Deihm, CPA graduated from Lancaster Leadership's Core Class on May 16, 2019. The class, which included 72 students, participated in nine day-long sessions and two retreats that focused on leadership skill training to enhance personal growth. During their training, they learned about:

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Senior Accountant, Travis Oot, CPA, Receives Spartan Award

Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP is pleased to announce that Travis Oot, CPA is a recipient of the Spartan Award. The York College of Pennsylvania's Spartan Award recognizes 50 outstanding alumni who have demonstrated dedication, excellence, and professional achievement. This is the first annual year for the Spartan Award. The award was started to celebrate the college's 50th anniversary. 

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Jane Cornett, MBA Presents at PA Optometric Association Spring Congress

Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP's (TEG) Outsourced Accounting Manager, Jane Cornett, MBA, presented at the 2019 Pennsylvania Optometric Association (POA) Spring Congress. The event was held on May 17-18, 2019 at the Kalahari Resorts & Convention Center in Pocono Manor, PA. The annual conference provides continuing education for ophthalmologists and optometrists. Some of the topics included:

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Memorial Day Hours 2019

In observation of Memorial Day, our offices will be closed on Monday, May 27th.

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Modified Office Hours on May 17, 2019

On Friday, May 17, 2019, our offices will be closed for Employee Appreciation Day. Our offices will reopen on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 8:00 am.

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Krista Showers Presents at 51st Annual PAFPC Conference

Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP partner Krista Showers, CPA, MBA CEBS presented at the 51st Annual Pennsylvania Association of Federal Program Coordinators (PAFPC) Conference which was held May 5-8, 2019 at the Seven Spring Lodge in Champion, PA. The annual conference provides training on current policies of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and Uniform Grant Guidance (UGG). Ensuring Equity: Strategic Use of Federal Funds was the theme of the conference.

On Tuesday, May 7, 2019, Krista spoke about "Maintaining Strong Internal Controls for Grants”. During her presentation, she addressed internal controls related to compliance requirements that are critical for grant management and the avoidance of audit findings. She also shared tips on fraud awareness and prevention.
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Summer Hours

Effective Monday, April 29, 2019 through Friday, August 31, 2019.

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TEG Hires Outsourced Accountant Connie Plank

TEG is pleased to announce the hire of Outsourced Accountant, Connie Plank.

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TEG Professionals Attend the 2019 ESOP Association Spring Conference

Douglas Knapp, ASA, Valuation Manager, Krista Showers, CPA, MBA, CEBS, Partner, and Michael Wolfe, CPA/ABV, CVA, Partner attended the PA/DE Chapter of the ESOP Association Spring Conference in State College, PA on Wednesday, March 27th and Thursday, March 28th. This year's spring event focused on:

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Christopher Hartman Earns CPA Designation

Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP (TEG) is pleased to announce that Senior Accountant, Chris Hartman, has earned the designation of Certified Public Accountant (CPA). This prestigious certification indicates Chris has completed the necessary education and experience requirements and has passed the CPA examination.

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TEG Sponsors Lancaster Chamber Annual Dinner

Quote 1 - Indra NooyiTrout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP  is pleased to announce that the firm will be a Patron sponsor for the 147th Lancaster Chamber Annual Dinner on Thursday, May 30, 2019. The keynote speaker for this year's event is Indra Nooyi. Indra is Chairman of PepsiCo’s Board of Directors. She has served in this role since 2007.

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Krista Showers Attends Central Penn Business Group on Health Event

Krista Showers, CPA, Partner attended the Central Penn Business Group on Health 2019 Plan Design Considerations and Legal Update event on March 14, 2019. The Tax Reform, Association Health Plans, Mental Health Parity, Medical Marijuana, Wellness, and HIPAA were some of the topics that were discussed at the event. In addition, there was a panel discussion on innovative health plan designs

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TEG Professionals Participate in the WGAL Tax Talk

TEG professionals, Dan Chodan, CPA, Amanda Lehman, CPA, and Timothy R. Gallagher, CPA, PFS, CFE, CGMA, participated in the WGAL Annual Tax Talk. The event took place on March 6, 2019, from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm. During Tax Talk, WGAL viewers could either call in or submit their questions on the WGAL Facebook page.

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TEG Professionals Attend PaCEO 4th Annual Meeting

Doug Knapp, ASA, Valuation Manager and Krista Showers, CPA, Partner attended the PaCEO 4th Annual Meeting on February 25- 26, 2019.

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Partner Carol Roland Presents at PASBO Annual Conference

Carol Roland, CPA, Partner, and Krista Showers, CPA, Partner, at Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP, attended the 64th Annual Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO) Conference in Hershey, PA on Wednesday, March 6th, Thursday, March 7th, and Friday, March 8th.

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QuickBooks Desktop Classes Announced

Whether 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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Dustin Peck, Staff Accountant Among Top CPA Exam Scorers

Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP would like to congratulate Dustin Peck, Staff Accountant for being recognized as a top scorer in the state of Pennsylvania on the CPA Exam.
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Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP Acquires Data Workings, LLC

Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP is pleased to announce the acquisition of DATA WORKINGS, LLC.  DATA WORKINGS, LLC was co-founded by Managing Partners Robert Koechig, Jr. and Aaron Beer in 2011.

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Tiffany Bender Receives CCIFP Designation

Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP is pleased to announce that Tiffany Bender, CPA has earned the professional designation of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP) from the Institute of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professionals.  This prestigious certification indicates that Tiffany has completed the necessary education and experience requirements and has passed the written CCIFP examination. Tiffany's accomplishment demonstrates her commitment to excellence in the construction industry and continuing education.
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Jason Herr Elected as Treasurer for Building Industry Association

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.

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Krista Showers Serves as Preliminary Judge for PA FBLA 2019 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 2019 State Leadership Conference.  As such, she was one of three judges that reviewed all financial business plans.

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Tax Season Extended Hours

Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP will have extended business hours starting January 26, 2019 through April 15, 2019, for the 2019 tax season.

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Blanket Lancaster Drive 2018

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. 

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Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP Hires Michael P. McGinley, CPA, MT as Tax Department Director

Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP is pleased to announce that Michael P. McGinley, CPA, MT has been hired as Tax Department Director.

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Exit Planning 3-Part Series

How to Exit Your Business…With Money in Your Pocket and Peace-of Mind

Have you thought about exiting your business? Many business owners make the mistake of waiting too long to plan their exit or never prepare at all.

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Holiday Hours 2018


Warmest wishes for a happy holiday season!

Our offices will be closed on Monday, December 24th, Tuesday, December 25th, and Tuesday, January 1st, 2019.

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2019 Standard Mileage Rates

The IRS has released the 2019 optional standard mileage rates that employees, self-employed individuals, and other taxpayers can use to compute deductible costs of operating automobiles (including vans, pickups and panel trucks) for business, medical, moving and charitable purposes.

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TEG Professional, Emily McGraw, Earns CPA Designation

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.

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TEG Earns 17th Spot for Best Places to Work in PA

Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP was honored to earn the 17th spot for Best Places to Work in PA - Medium Sized Companies.

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Did You Receive A NJ Tax Amnesty Notice?

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”. 

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Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP Welcomes New Outsourced Accountant

Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP is pleased to announce the hire of Outsourced Accountant, Sherry Weaver.

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Thanksgiving Holiday Hours 2018


Our offices will be closed on Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP Welcomes New Outsourced Accounting Manager

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.
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Krista A. Showers, CPA, CEBS, Partner, Recognized for CPE-compliance

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.

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Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP Welcomes Kristen O'Connell, CPP

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
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TEG Offers QuickBooks Desktop Classes in October

Whether 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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Tax Notice Mail Scam Warning

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.

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Labor Day Hours

In observation of Labor Day, our offices will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2018.

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Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP Welcomes New Senior Accountant & Office Manager

Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP is pleased to announce the hire of Senior Accountant Sean Obetz, CPA and Office Manager Gina Teaman, aPHR.

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Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP Hires 5 Staff Accountants

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. 

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TEG Announces Employee Promotions

Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP (TEG) is thrilled to announce the following employee promotions.

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TEG Professionals Attend the PICPA Local Government Conference

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

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July 4th Hours

In observation of Independence Day, our offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.
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2019 Health Savings Account Limits Announced

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.

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TEG Employee Appreciation Day

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.

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