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Nicole Cradic Receives Forty Under 40 Award

Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP Partner, Nicole Cradic, CPA, was one of 40 professionals who were honored by Central Penn Business Journal with their Forty Under 40 award. This annual award recognizes up-and-coming leaders in Central Pennsylvania. Earlier this year, Nicole was also honored by PICPA with their Young Leader Award.

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Nicole Cradic Receives PICPA Young Leader Award

Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP Partner, Nicole Cradic, CPA, was one of 39 certified public accountants in Pennsylvania who received the 2019 Young Leader: PICPA Member to Watch award. The award recognizes PICPA members under the age of 40 who demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to the accounting profession through PICPA or community service.

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Corey Eshelman Presents at the 2019 ESOP Multi-State Conference

Senior Accountant, Corey Eshelman, CPA, and Business Valuation Manager, Doug Knapp, ASA, attended The ESOP Association's Multi-State Conference on September 18-19, 2019. The conference took place at the Kalahari Resorts & Convention Center, located in Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania. This year's conference included presentations on topics relevant to ESOPs, including human resources, mergers & acquisitions, valuations, leadership, company culture, and cybersecurity.

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Office Hours on Thursday, September 19th

Our offices will close at 4pm on Thursday, September 19th, for a company-wide meeting. We will reopen on Friday, September 20th at 8am.

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TEG Offers QuickBooks Online Classes in October

Whether you are new to QuickBooks® Online, 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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TEG Offers QuickBooks Desktop Classes in October

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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TEG Named #2 Accounting Firm & Tax Preparation Service in Lancaster County

Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP is excited and humbled to announce that the readers of LNP have voted our firm #2 for the  following categories:

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Labor Day Hours 2019

In observation of Labor Day, our offices will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2019.

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Trout, Ebersole & Groff Hires Six Accountants

Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP (TEG) is pleased to announce the hire of Emalie Shaffer, Kristen Smoluk, Benjamin Webb, Anne Horting, Connor Bell, and Haley Goodling. Kristen will begin her accounting career at our Capital Region office and the other professionals will be working out of our Lancaster office. 

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M&A Partner Brian Wassell Quoted in CPBJ Article

Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP Partner, Brian Wassell, CPA, CM&AA, discusses some of the common struggles businesses deal with in Central Penn Business Journal article “Creative Thinking Grows a Business in Any Season.” When asked about a solution for companies who have a difficult time with collections, Brian said, “We advise businesses to introduce a recurring revenue model when possible.” 

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TEG Announces Employee Promotions

Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP  is thrilled to announce the following employee promotions:

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TEG Professionals Earn Outsourced Accounting Certifications

Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP (TEG) is pleased to announce that several professionals on our Outsourced Accounting team have earned various certifications. These certifications demonstrate their commitment to continued education and advancement of their skill sets to better serve our clients.
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TEG Wins Three CPBJ's Reader Ranking Awards

Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP (TEG) is pleased to announce that Central Penn Business Journal's readers have voted our firm in the top three for the following categories: Consulting Firm, M&A Advisor, and Forensic Accounting Firm.

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Independence Day Holiday Hours 2019

In honor of Independence Day, our offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4th. We will reopen on Friday, July 5th at 8:00 am.

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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

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.

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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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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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