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.
Trout, 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,
Accounting 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
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.