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Employee Spotlight – Aimee Woehler

Aimee WoehlerAimee Woehler joined the firm a little over three years ago as a Staff accountant in the Entrepreneurial Services department after an extensive background in the not-for-profit sector. In July of this year her hard work and dedication to finding value for clients was rewarded with a promotion to Senior Accountant.

A Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, Aimee sets up QuickBooks for clients and trains their teams with using it, in addition processing payroll, quarterly payroll returns and ongoing bookkeeping services.

Aimee volunteers her time extensively, including the past 14 years with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, co-chairing their annual Walk to Cure Diabetes and lobbying lawmakers for diabetes research and education. She serves as volleyball coordinator for the girls’ team at St. Barnabas Catholic School. In June 2017 she was elected Treasurer of the National Association of Women Business Owners. Aimee also serves on the House Corporation Board for Kappa Delta Sorority at Indiana University.

Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Aimee moved to South Carolina to finish high school and attend Clemson University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She and her husband, Terry, have two teen daughters, Gwen and Grace, and live on the Indianapolis Southside.

Employee Spotlight: Mary Ferguson

Mary FergusonAs a Manager in the Entrepreneurial Services department, Mary Ferguson has a wealth of experience helping clients with their internal accounting and bookkeeping needs. She is a QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online Certified Pro Advisor who helps businesses and organizations with the setup, installation and training of QuickBooks.

Mary also provides payroll processing, Family Office services, bookkeeping on loan services and financial statement review and analysis. She has a bachelor’s degree in business and accounting from IUPUI, having grown up in Indianapolis and attended school here, including Forest Manor Middle School and Arlington High School (which will become a middle school next year).

Like a number of other Sponsel CPA Group employees, Mary joined the firm at its inception, and has watched the company grow, helping foster new talent and expand the organization’s capabilities.

Mary has been married for 34 years to Stan, and together they have two sons, Pleas and Zachary, and one granddaughter, Tierra Renee. Their son Zachary and his wife, Brittany, married last June and are expecting a baby boy in January. In her spare time, Mary enjoys sewing, walking and serving on the board of the Greater Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church Summer Youth Academy (SYA).

Employee spotlight: Amber Hoover

Amber HooverAmber Hoover is another one of the firm’s “first day” employees, joining the company upon its founding in 2009. She graduated from Indiana University Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis, and soon found her calling in financial analysis and valuation. She is both a CPA and holder of an Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) certification.

Now a Senior Valuation Analyst in the Valuation and Litigation Services department, Amber performs many different varieties of valuations, focusing mostly on privately held businesses, and also specializes in fraud investigation, lost profit analysis, forensic accounting and economic damage analysis.

Amber has been married to Andy Hoover for six years, and they have an energetic 1-year-old boy, Miles, who will be joined by a baby sister in the very near future. Amber also volunteers with Food Rescue, a charitable group that distributes food to those in need, serving as their treasurer and member of the board of directors.

Employee Spotlight – Josie Dillon

Josie DillonJosie Dillon is a native Hoosier.  She grew up in Mooresville, Ind., and earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Indianapolis.

In 2016 she was promoted to Manager in the Tax Services department after demonstrating her commitment to serving clients and bringing value to their organizations.

She performs a large spectrum of tax-related services from a wide array of industries. Her work includes tax consulting and compliance services, including federal and multi-state tax filings for businesses, individuals, not-for-profits and trusts. She also performs tax planning and projections.

Josie has volunteered with the Center Grove school system for a number of years. She currently serves on the board of the Center Grove Education Foundation and was recently elected as Treasurer. She is also a finance volunteer at Emmanuel Church in Greenwood.

This year Josie and her husband, Ryan, celebrated 10 years of marriage. She spends most of her free time with her family, especially daughters Rebecca, Rachel and Dani. Josie is a member of both the Indiana CPA Society and American Institute of CPAs.

Employee Spotlight: Adam Parkhurst

adam-parkhurstOne of the newer faces on the team, Adam Parkhurst joined the Sponsel CPA Group team last fall as a Staff accountant in the Audit & Assurance Services department shortly after graduating from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management with a bachelor’s degree, triple-majoring in Accounting, Management and Finance.

His work includes audits, reviews, compilations and agreed-upon procedures, mostly for clients of privately-owned companies in the construction, manufacturing and not-for profit industries. Adam has already passed the first three sections of the CPA examinations and is preparing to receive his score on the fourth and final part.

Adam was born and raised in Columbus, Ind., playing on the Columbus North High School varsity soccer team. He loves to play and watch all sorts of sports, cheering the teams at Purdue, the Colts and the Pacers. He regularly takes part in cycling races and triathlons, including charity events, and is currently training for the Race Across Indiana Bike Race in July and the Hilly Hundred in October.

In August, Adam will be a participant in The Subaru CASA Cycling Challenge, a 24-hour race that raises money for Casas for Kids fund, a non-for-profit organization to support abused and neglected children in Tippecanoe County.

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