Friends Trivia for the Troops

Could we BE more excited?!

What could be better than a night of Friends Trivia? Well, we channeled our inner UNAGI and thought, Friends Trivia for the Troops of course! All proceeds and donations received from this event will go toward our Scheffel Boyle Shares project for the year of assembling care packages for troops deployed overseas. Please consider participating for a night of fun and philanthropy!

Friends Trivia for the Troops
Big Daddy’s Edwardsville
Wednesday, November 13th
Registration Opens at 6:30, Trivia Starts at 7pm

Reserved seating is SOLD OUT! Overflow seating will be available that evening first come, first serve for a limited number of tables on a heated, enclosed patio.

Be sure to follow the event on Facebook to get updates!


Want to earn some mulligans?

Bring a donation for our Troops from the wishlist below and you’ll earn mulligans! Max of 5 mulligans per team.

  • High-quality socks (black crew length)
  • Good soap, shampoo, body wash, or face wash
  • Toothpaste, toothbrushes, and floss
  • Travel-size deodorant
  • Sodoku books and crossword puzzles
  • Instant coffee
  • Crystal Light drink packets
  • Instant sweet tea packs
  • Reese’s, M&Ms, and other candy
  • Fruit snacks
  • Baby wipes
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Lens cleaning cloths
  • Magazines and books
  • Board games
  • Decks of cards
  • Puzzles
  • Batteries (AA and AAA)
  • Slim Jims
  • Protein Bars
  • Gum
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Twizzlers
  • Beef Jerky
  • Hair ties
  • Bobby pins
  • Dried fruit
  • Stamps
  • Words of encouragement/letters/LOVE

 

Download our event flyer here!

Robyn Klingler Featured as a “Top Employee”

We are excited to share that Robyn Klingler, CPA has been featured as a “Top St. Louis Employee” by St. Louis Small Business Monthly in the magazine’s annual feature. Robyn is a Manager and has been with us since 2003. With more than 20 years of experience in public accounting, she is a valuable member of our A&A Quality Control Team and specializes in audit and assurance practices, particularly for governmental clients, school districts, and for-profit entities. Robyn is also responsible for providing in-house training and continuing education for our team. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois, a recipient of the Carrollton High School Alumnus Award, and a well-respected member of her local community of Carrollton, Illinois.

Each year, Small Business Monthly polls its readers and past honorees to find the “A-Players” for this feature. We are very proud of Robyn and all she has accomplished. Congratulations, Robyn!

Click here to read Robyn’s feature and learn about the other honorees.

 

We have a new CPA!

We’d like to wish a big CONGRATULATIONS to Lauren Nettles from our Carrollton office for officially passing all parts of the CPA Exam! We are so proud of all you’ve accomplished and can’t wait to see where you go from here.

Jeff Westerhold a Finalist on “Best Wealth Managers in St. Louis” List

St. Louis Small Business Monthly (SBM) recently announced Jeff Westerhold, MBA, CFP®, as one of the top five finalists on the publication’s annual “Best Wealth Managers”*. Westerhold, Principal of Scheffel Financial Services, will be featured along with the other finalists in the Business Owner’s Guide and in SBM’s Book of Lists. They will also be honored at a special luncheon on October 23rd.

Westerhold has been working in the financial services industry for over 25 years. At Scheffel Financial Services, he leads his team in assisting both individuals and business owners in developing custom-tailored financial strategies to their needs. His client services include estate and retirement planning, wealth management strategies, investment services, insurance analysis, and financial planning.

Westerhold received his Undergraduate Degree in Finance from Eastern Illinois University in 1987, and then his MBA shortly thereafter in 1989. He also earned his Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation in 2001. Outside of his work at Scheffel Financial Services, Westerhold is active in multiple community and nonprofit associations, including the Edwardsville Rotary club, Habitat for Humanity, and the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce.

Since being founded in 2001, the team at Scheffel Financial Services offers independent, objective, customizable wealth management strategies to their clients. Their services include investment management, portfolio analysis, financial planning, estate and retirement planning, and both life and long-term insurance analysis. They are located in downtown Edwardsville and serve clients throughout the St. Louis and Southern Illinois regions. To contact Westerhold and his team at Scheffel Financial Services, please call 618.656.1207.

Securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor, Member FINRA/SIPC

*The St. Louis Small Business Monthly readership nominated individuals for this award and recipients were chosen based on number of nominations they received.

Welcome Wagon!

We are excited to introduce six new members of our growing team. The additions include Southern Illinois University Edwardsville graduates Sydney Boschert, Megan Messer, and Madeline Livvix; and Lindenwood University graduates Eric Radake and Rachel Alde. Most of whom completed our FOCUS Internship Program in Spring 2019 and will now continue their careers as our newest Staff Accountants. We also welcomed Paige Phelps as a Semi-Senior Accountant. Paige comes to us with two years of experience in public accounting.

Welcome to the team everyone!

Mark Korte Featured as a 2019 Top Accountant

Mark Korte, CPA, CCIFP was recently featured in the August issue of St. Louis Small Business Monthly as a “Top Accountant”. Mark was one of only three local CPAs honored. In the feature, Mark was asked was motivated him to help business owners. He responded saying, “Successful business owners have a vision of what their business can be and where they want their business to go. It is exciting to help them realize their vision and be by their side helping them through the hurdles along the way. Being a part of their team and working toward their goals is very fulfilling. Assisting them with building successful businesses also helps strengthen our communities, which helps us all.”

Congratulations to Mark on this recognition!

To read Mark’s full interview, click here to check out this month’s edition of Small Business Monthly.

Best Places to Work in Southwestern Illinois

 

Scheffel Boyle has been nominated as a finalist for the Best Places to Work in Southwestern Illinois by the Illinois Business Journal! Help us reach the winner’s circle and cast your vote for us today! Voting ends August 19th and there’s no registration required to support us. Thank you for this great recognition!

VOTE FOR US FOR BEST PLACE TO WORK IN SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS!

Proudly Announcing our 2019 Promotions

We are excited to share that a total of 25 professionals were recently promoted throughout the firm. Congratulations  and we wish you all the best in your new roles!

Manager

Crystal Bock, CPA (Jerseyville)

Supervisor

Jason Grunlund, CPA (Edwardsville)

Christopher Sobrino, CPA (Alton)

Senior Accountant

Patrick Meyer, CPA (Highland)

Taylor Jarvis, CPA (Highland)

Andrew Patterson (Edwardsville)

Nick Hoff, CPA (Alton)

Kayla Ervin (Edwardsville)

Katelin Feldman (Alton)

Travis Wellen, CPA (Belleville)

Noah Feldmeier, CPA (Belleville/Columbia)

Chad Frerichs, CPA (Alton)

Michael Kanallakan, CPA (Jerseyville)

Semi-Senior Accountant

Kyle Moist (Columbia)

Matt Caraway (Belleville)

Alyssa Kelsey (Belleville)

Kara Evans (Jerseyville)

Aaron Schumacher (Belleville)

Chloe Brock (Belleville)

Lauren Nettles (Carrollton)

Alex Stoff, CPA (Highland)

Julia Billhartz (Belleville)

Jordan Vonder Haar (Edwardsville)

Accounting Supervisor

Kayla Mitchell (Belleville)

Josh Andres Promoted to Principal

We are excited to announce the recent promotion of Josh Andres, CPA to Principal!

Josh joined our firm in 2006 and serves clients out of the Alton office. He is a senior leader on the Construction Accounting Team and also specializes in working with governmental agencies and privately held businesses.

Josh graduated with both his B.S. and M.B.A. from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and earned his CPA designation in 2010. He is active in the Riverbend Growth Association, the North Alton Godfrey Business Council, the Young Professionals Group of Alton, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Alton.

On behalf of his team at Scheffel Boyle, we’d like to wish Josh congratulations on this great accomplishment!

Scheffel Boyle Climbs Higher on the Biz Journal Annual List

We are excited to share that we have climbed in the rankings on the St. Louis Business Journal’s annual Largest Accounting Firms lists. The Journal publishes two lists for ranking CPA firms each year: one based on number of CPAs and the other on number of professionals. Coming in at 14th on both lists last year, we are now ranked as the 13th largest by number of CPAs and the 12th largest by number of professionals in the entire St. Louis region.

Thank you to our clients, employees, and community partners for all they’ve done to help us grow and continue serving the St. Louis and Metro regions.

Click here to view St. Louis’ largest accounting firms ranked by CPAs.

Click here to view St. Louis’ largest accounting firms ranked by professionals.