Proudly Introducing…

We are pleased to introduce our two newest employees to our amazing team, Kristine Schaeffer, CPA and Zeke Cassidy. Kristine has stepped into a Manager role in our Highland office after spending more than 30 years in public accounting, and Zeke completed our FOCUS Internship Program this past Spring and joins us as our newest Staff Accountant in Edwardsville. We are excited to have you both!

Welcome to the Team!

We are excited to announce that we have added six new staff accountants to our team. Our new employees include graduates of Saint Louis University, McKendree University, Lindenwood University, and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. We are excited to have you all!

 

 

Scheffel Boyle Ranks 11th on St. Louis’ Largest Accounting Firms List

Scheffel Boyle has ranked #11 for number of professionals on the St. Louis Business Journal’s annual Largest Accounting Firms list. The Journal publishes two lists for ranking CPA firms each year: one based on number of CPAs and the other on number of professionals. With 46 CPAs, we are ranked as the 12th largest by number of CPAs.

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.

 

We have a new CPA!

We’d like to wish a big CONGRATULATIONS to Alex Hoffmann from our Alton 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.

Scheffel Boyle Partners with AGCI for Webinar: PPP Loans, Tax Update, and More

We are proud to partner with the Association General Contractors of Illinois (AGCI) for a free and informative webinar for the construction industry.

Join us as our team shares their expertise on the various relief programs offered in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics of discussion include PPP loans and forgiveness, tax updates due to the CARES Act, SBA loan programs, and much more.

Click here to register. This webinar is offered at no cost, but registration is required.

Download the flyer here

 

 

Scheffel Boyle Partners with STL Agribusiness Club for Webinar

We are proud to partner with the St. Louis Agribusiness Club for a free and informative webinar.

Join us as our team shares their expertise on the various relief programs offered in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics of discussion include PPP loans and forgiveness, Schedule F and tax updates, SBA loan programs, and much more.

Click here to register. This webinar is offered at no cost, but registration is required.

Download the flyer here!

 

 

Scheffel Boyle Partners with SIBA for Webinar: PPP Loans, Tax Update, and More

We are proud to partner with Southern Illinois Builders Association for a free and informative webinar for the construction industry.

Join us as our team shares their expertise on the various relief programs offered in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics of discussion include PPP loans and forgiveness, tax updates due to the CARES Act, SBA loan programs, and much more.

Click here to register. This webinar is offered at no cost, but registration is required.

Download the flyer here!

 

 

FREE WEBINAR: Status of PPP Loans, Tax Credits & Deferrals, and SBA Loan Programs

Join us as our team shares their knowledge and expertise on the various relief programs offered in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Topics of discussion include PPP loans and forgiveness, tax updates due to the CARES Act, SBA loan programs, and much more.

Click here to register. There is no fee to attend the webinar, but registration is required. This event is open to the first 500 who register, so sign up today!

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An Update From Our Team

Dear Clients and Friends,

We wanted to provide you with this update. As the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) issue continues to evolve, our policies may also evolve to lessen the potential effects of this pandemic. The health and well-being of our communities, clients, and team is our highest priority. As per Governor Pritzker’s order announced last night, March 20th, accounting firms are considered “essential” in nature. As such, our offices remain open, with continued remote work arrangements.

We began remote work arrangements on March 19th, 2020, and will continue monitoring until which time it is determined no longer necessary.

Scheffel Boyle has secure technology in place that enables our team to work safely and seamlessly from remote locations. Your emails and phone calls will be answered in a timely fashion. We have taken several steps to make sure we can continue to deliver the level of quality and excellence you are accustomed to from Scheffel Boyle.

For your safety and ours, we are currently handling tax consultations over the phone. Once returns are finalized, we are mailing the return to you. If you have any questions, please call.

For tax clients who have not yet provided their information to us, possibly send it electronically through our secure upload system, ShareFile, or mail it to our office. If you are not familiar with ShareFile, it is an online, secure upload system sent to you through an email link. The office will be available to assist you in using this secure portal. If you prefer to drop off your documents, you can do that as well.

On behalf of the entire Scheffel Boyle team, thank you for your continued support and loyal business as we all navigate these unique circumstances. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns. As always, we are here and ready to help. Thank you for your continued trust in us and stay well.

 

Sincerely,

The Scheffel Boyle Team

A Message From Our Team

Dear Clients and Friends,

As our firm continues to monitor the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation, we wanted to take a few minutes to reach out to our clients, friends, and community. As you are aware, we are in the heart of the busiest time of year for our industry. Scheffel Boyle remains fully operational in our seven offices – Alton, Edwardsville, Belleville, Highland, Jerseyville, Columbia, and Carrollton, IL. We are and will continue to be dedicated to serving and advising you. We are focused on high quality service and the health and safety of our clients, team members, business partners, vendors, and their families.

We are currently reviewing and updating internal policies, particularly regarding in-person meetings and office visitors. At this time, we have taken the following measures to ensure service continuity remains strong, but also that important safety precautions are taken:

  1. Encouraging meetings over the phone with clients rather than face-to-face
  2. Promoting an easy, secure upload of client documents through our online portal, ShareFile. Please contact your Scheffel Boyle team member for details on how to use this feature.
  3. Limiting non-essential employee travel and client contact
  4. Strict return from illness policies and exposure policy with quarantine period
  5. Sanitizers distributed throughout offices
  6. Frequent disinfecting wipe-downs of common areas in all offices

Our leadership is closely monitoring Federal, State, local government, and IRS updates regarding both this issue and our usual deadlines during busy season. We are also taking actions to have as little disruption as possible to our professional work, while keeping safety top-of-mind. The CDC recommends the following routine preventative actions to help prevent the spread of virus, including everyday habits which we are stressing to all our team:

  1. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water aren’t available, use an alcohol-based sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol.
  2. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  4. Stay home when you are sick or have been exposed to someone with the virus.
  5. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  6. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using disinfectant wipes.
  7. Avoid contact with anyone who has recently been outside the United States

Our policies and the measures we take internally during this crisis are fluid and will remain adaptive as the situation evolves. We will communicate with our clients if our current situation, policies, or procedures were to change.

Please reach out to our team with any questions or concerns you may have during this time. We remain dedicated to serving you and doing things for the health and safety of our team, clients, community, and friends.

 

Sincerely,

The Scheffel Boyle Team