Scheffel Boyle Employees Raise Over $5,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters

We had a great season this year for our annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser, benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois. Between our two teams, our employees raised an outstanding $5,100 to support the programs and overall mission of this wonderful, local organization.

Our bowlers go above and beyond for this event and we are so proud of all they accomplish. Thank you to everyone who supported them along the way and helped them reach their $5,000 goal.

The Tax-Manian Devils and the Ten-Key Strikers

Sarah Smith, Chad Frerichs, Elizabeth Heil, Josh Andres, Tyler Jackson, Lisa Bohnenstiehl, Marissa Dycus, and Jenna Andres

(Not pictured: Crystal Bock and Carrie Evans)

Best Accounting Firms List 2019

We are so excited to announce that we have, once again, been featured on the “Best Accounting Firms” list in St. Louis Small Business Monthly. We truly appreciate everyone who took time out of their day to nominate us. And, of course, this recognition really goes out to our amazing, hard-working, dedicated staff for all they do for our clients day in, and day out.

Click here to view all the 2019 honorees!

Second Quarter Deadlines are Looming

It’s hard to believe that second quarter tax deadlines are already in our midst. Mark your calendars for the following due dates…

April 15 — Besides being the last day to file (or extend) your 2018 personal return and pay any tax that’s due, 2019 first quarter estimated tax payments for individuals, trusts and calendar-year corporations are due today. Also due are 2018 returns for trusts and calendar-year estates and C corporations, FinCEN Form 114 (“Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts” — though an automatic extension applies to October 15), and any final contribution you plan to make to an IRA or Education Savings Account for 2018. SEP and Keogh plan contributions are also due today if your return is not being extended.

May 15 — Original due date for exempt organization returns (Form 990).

June 17 — Second quarter estimated tax payments for individuals, trusts, and calendar-year corporations are due.

Introducing Jessie Beckemeyer!

We are excited to introduce a new member of our fantastic team, Jessie Beckemeyer. Jessie joins us as our Human Resources Coordinator and will be based out of the Edwardsville office.

Jessie received her undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2010 and went on to earn her Master of Science in Human Resource Management from Lindenwood University in 2018.

In addition to her position here at Scheffel Boyle, she also serves as the Vice President of Volunteer Coordination for the Mascoutah School District and is one of the only female pack leaders in our local area for Cub Scouts of America. She is originally from O’Fallon, Illinois and currently lives in Belleville with her husband and three young sons.

Welcome to the team, Jessie!

 

We Have a New CPA!

Congratulations to Belleville Semi-Senior Accountant Travis Wellen for officially passing the CPA Exam! We are so proud of you and cannot wait to see all you accomplish from here.

It’s Welcome Week for our Interns!

We are so excited to welcome our Interns for Focus 2019! They all survived our training sessions last week, and now we are welcoming them in our offices. We know you all will do great things.

Back Row: Ryan McGuire (Jerseyville), Wayne Sherland (Edwardsville), Sydney Boschert (Alton), Eric Radake (Columbia), and Zach Williams (Belleville)

Front Row: Scott Gannon (Edwardsville), Rachel Alde (Belleville), Courtney Farrell (Edwardsville), Madeline Livvix (Highland), and Molly Turner (Jerseyville)

Welcome to the Team!

We are excited to introduce our new Staff Accountants!

John Reitano, Jessica Roman, Chad Brown, and Alex Hoffmann

John Reitano received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Accounting from SLU. Jessica Roman is a recent SIUE graduate and is currently in the Master’s program at SIUE. Chad Brown graduated with his Bachelor’s from UMSL and is also pursuing his Master’s. Alex Hoffmann received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s from Truman State University where he also served as the captain of their baseball team. John will be heading to the Belleville office, Jessica to Highland, Chad to Columbia, and Alex to Alton. We are so excited to welcome you all!

 

 

Tax Season Hours Begin January 16th

To better accommodate our clients, we extend our office hours during tax season. Please note these hours listed below so we can better serve you.

Monday through Thursday

8am to 8pm


Fridays

8am to 6pm


Saturdays

8am to 3pm (through February)

8am to 5pm (thereafter through April 15)

Welcoming Some New Members of the CPA Club!

We are excited to share that two of our employees passed the CPA exam! Michael Kanallakan of Jerseyville and Alex Stoff of Highland are our newest CPAs.

Congratulations on this amazing milestone in your careers!

 

400+ Attend Tax Seminars

We definitely packed the house this year for our Year-End Tax Planning & Tax Reform Update Seminars! The three events brought in nearly 500 attendees. Leader of our tax department and firm Principal Mike Fitzgerald shared some great information and we hope everyone found the presentation useful for year-end planning. Thank you to all those who joined us!