Big News for Our Firm

Big News for Our Firm

Nichols & Company, CPAs is pleased to announce that an established Worthington, Ohio CPA firm will be joining our office.

Joseph Schafer, CPA and Deborah Kohman, CPA, of Schaefer and Associates, CPAs, will continue to provide tax & accounting support to their current clients.

“Joe and I have similar approaches to helping people,” said Gwen Nichols, CPA and firm president. “We are pleased that our firm was chosen as the new home for Joe and his valued clients and employees.”

“We welcome this merger with Nichols & Company,” said Joe. “Their staff is well-positioned to allow us to provide a greater level of […] Read more

IRS Releases Mileage Rates for 2020

IRS Releases Mileage Rates for 2020

The IRS recently released the mileage rates for 2020. Beginning Jan. 1, the business mileage rate decreased one-half of a cent for business travel driven and three cents for medical and certain moving expenses as compared to the rates for 2019. The charitable rate is set by statute and remains unchanged.

 

2020 mileage rates:

 

57.5 cents per mile driven for business travel

17 cents per mile driven for medical travel

14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations

 

More details can be found here.

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New Ohio Laws for Pass-Through Entities

New Ohio Laws for Pass-Through Entities

Many of our clients are pass-through entities and sole-proprietorships. Ohio tax law has been very generous to these entities over the past several years, but there are now some changes to those laws.

Part of the value of a CPA relationship is knowing that we will monitor tax law changes and always help our clients manage change.

Enjoy the article…or not. Our clients don’t have to read this!

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Meet Our Staff — Cara Vanasdale, Director of Client Care

Meet Cara Vanasdale, Director of Client Care.

Cara joined the N&Co team in 2014 and, over the years, moved to serving as the Director of Client Care. In this position, she oversees the front desk staff, as well as the website and office marketing efforts.

When she’s not working or driving her kids places, Cara enjoys travelling, reading and attending her kids’ sporting events.

 

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Meet Our Staff — Robin Pryfogle in Client Services

Meet Robin Pryfogle in Client Services.

In her 4+ years with N&Co, Robin has demonstrated her flexibility as she’s moved, as needed, through a variety of positions ranging from client coordinator to managing assembly to her current position in corporate bookkeeping. Robin’s background is in customer service/operations management, so the client is always first and foremost in her mind.

When not making her way through QuickBooks files or reconciling business accounts, Robin enjoys attending her kids’ sporting activities, travelling and gardening. Robin is also an avid dog owner.

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A must-watch for all business clients who use QuickBooks!

Reconciling your accounts is so important that Brea’s 13-year-old daughter already has it ingrained in her brain!

Take a minute to watch as she guides you through the various reasons all businesses should reconcile their books each month.  We are seeing errors when it comes to QuickBooks bank downloads, and businesses need to keep an eye out for these to help ensure they have accurate records.  

 

 

 

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Meet Our Staff — Mary Revard, Senior Client Coordinator

Mary joined the team at N&Co more than three years ago, after an extensive career in corporate America. She understands client relations and always provides the highest level of customer service. Mary was quickly promoted to the role of Senior Client Coordinator, meaning she not only assists clients at our front desk, but also works with prospective new clients who are reaching out to us for more information. If you call or come into the office, it’s very likely Mary will be one of the first people you encounter.

When she’s not working at N&Co, Mary enjoys gardening and spending time […] Read more

Meet Our Staff — Jennifer Ryan, QuickBooks Analyst

While Jen is largely working behind the scenes at N&Co, you’ll find that she is a key player in the analysis of our clients’ QuickBooks company files. Her years of experience managing business operational units makes her uniquely qualified to correct accounting mistakes and identify ways our clients can improve their accounting processes.

When Jen isn’t heads-down in a QuickBooks report, she is watching her kids‘ sports or enjoying time at Apple Valley with her family.

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Meet Our Staff — Brea Jennings, Senior Accountant

Meet Brea Jennings, Senior Accountant.

She’s been with N&Co just two years, but in that time, Brea has rapidly advanced from a part-time bookkeeping role to that of Senior Accountant. She brings with her more than 10 years of business accounting experience, having worked previously for large corporations as well as smaller firms.  Brea oversees our ever-growing bookkeeping team, who are available to assist our business clients with their varied bookkeeping needs. Her strong knack for organizing and simplifying helps our clients immensely. Even if you’d just like to learn to use QuickBooks, Brea can arrange for that too!

In her free time, Brea enjoys spending […] Read more

Meet Our Staff — Video Series

Meet Our Staff — Video Series

At Nichols & Company, our clients are more than a number. We love getting to know you on a more personal level. That being said, we also wanted to give you a chance to better know our team–some of whom will be working directly with you and some of whom are busy working behind the scenes. You’ll find our top priority is your financial success and well-being.

Please take a moment to watch some of our videos and learn more about our team!

(Curious about who made these videos? They were videotaped and edited by the high school daughter of one of […] Read more