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!


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!


Crystal Bock, CPA (Jerseyville)


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.

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!