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Employee Spotlight: Vince Ravotto

Vince Ravotto first joined Sponsel CPA Group as an intern in the midst of the 2017 tax season. He started full-time as a Staff Accountant in the Audit & Assurance Services in mid-September of this year. A graduate of Marian University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, Vince brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team.

Vince’s duties include conducting audits, reviews, compilations and agreed-upon procedures for clients across a broad spectrum of industries including construction, distribution, manufacturing, service and not-for-profit.

Outside of work, Vince enjoys cheering on his favorite sports teams — the Chicago Cubs, the Minnesota Vikings and the Virginia Tech Hokies. He’s also an avid golfer and world traveler. Welcome to the team, Vince!

Employee Spotlight: Philip Jackson

Not to be confused as the former professional basketball coach, Philip Jackson is a new Manager in our firm’s Tax Services department. He is also a CPA with more than 20 years of experience in public accounting in assisting businesses, individuals and not-for-profits through tax consulting and compliance services. A University of Indianapolis graduate with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, Philip enjoys explaining tax considerations and options to keep clients informed of current and potential tax regulations. This allows him to proactively provide knowledge and expertise from a tax planning perspective.

Having experience with clients in a wide variety of industries and sizes allows Philip to focus on a business’s specific needs and tailor the various solutions accordingly. This industry experience includes manufacturing, real estate, professional services and healthcare, to name just a few. Philip also has experience and interest working with technology companies and startups to provide business entity selection considerations and financial guidance.

As Chairman of the Indiana CPA Society’s Tax Resource Advisory Council and member of the Indiana Commissioner’s Tax Advisory Council, Philip works with federal and state taxing authorities as an advocate for clients and the public regarding various tax matters. In addition, he contributes his time as the leader of the All Pro Dad’s program for a community school, founded by former Indianapolis Colts head coach, Tony Dungy.

Philip’s wife is a fourth grade elementary school teacher and has two children, Katherine (age 12) and Thomas (age 7). When he’s not crunching numbers, Philip enjoys attending his children’s school and extracurricular activities, watching movies, following politics and traveling.

Employee Spotlight: Courtney Morin

Courtney Morin is one of the newest members of the Sponsel team. She joined the firm just last month as a Senior in the Tax Services department. With a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Central Florida and 12 years of public accounting experience, Courtney brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to the table.

As a Senior, Courtney prepares tax returns for individuals, businesses and not-for-profits. She also provides tax compliance and planning services for clients across a broad spectrum of industries.

Outside of the office, Courtney enjoys spending time with her husband and their two little girls — ages 3 and 7 months. She especially loves playing games in the great outdoors.

Employee Spotlight: Jo-Ann Lewandowski

Jo-Ann Lewandowski has been serving Sponsel CPA Group since the early days of its inception. A Manager in Employee Benefit Services, she focuses on serving clients in managing their benefits packages, retirement plans and related compliance issues.

With a bachelor’s degree in financing from Millikin University and several years of work experience under her belt, she has a great deal of familiarity with DOL and IRS compliance requirements, including creating plan documents and preparing appropriate government filings, as well as processing participants’ loans and distributions.

Jo-Ann and her husband, Roy, have four grown children, and over the past three years they’ve welcomed two grandchildren into the family. They adore little Aubrie and Adie.

Outside of work, Jo-Ann cherishes time with her family, especially time spent out in the great outdoors and cruising along Lake Monroe on their beautiful boat.

Badger, Parson Join Firm

Sponsel CPA Group is pleased to welcome two new members to the team. Michelle Badger will serve as an administrator in the Tax Services department, preparing individual, corporation, partnership, fiduciary and other tax returns. With a business certificate from IUPUI and 15 years of experience in the field of accounting, Michelle brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. Karen Parson will provide support to the Audit & Assurance Services team, serving as an administrative assistant to Tom Sponsel, Jason Thompson and Mike Bedel. Karen also comes equipped with several years of experience in the financial field. Welcome to them both!

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