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