John J Emshwiller, EA

President of Emshwiller Scheer Accountancy Co Inc D/B/A Emshwiller & Emshwiller

Hire Date: June 10, 1995

Birthday: November 3

John comes from a long line of accountants as he is the 4th generation of his family to own the firm when he purchased it from his father, Joe Emshwiller, and his uncle, Ned Emshwiller, on October 6, 2006. He was born and raised in Bluffton and enjoys working and living in the community. He is married to Donna, who is the Health Care Administrator at Christian Care and has two children Lucas and Rachel (Alex Fiock).

Specialties/Responsibilities:

  • Corporate, small business, non-profit & personal tax preparation
  • Quickbooks support & implementation
  • Research & development credits
  • Sales & use tax recovery
  • IRS representation

Education: 

Bachelor in Business Administration/Accounting & Associates in Organizational Leadership & Supervision

Community Involvement/Organizations:

  • Treasurer of the Wells County Creative Arts
  • Past President and current member of Kiwanis
  • Member of Bluffton Masonic Lodge 145
  • Member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents
  • Member of Indiana Association of Enrolled Agents
  • Member of National Society of Tax Professionals
  • Member of National Society of Accountants

Interests:

Chicago Bears Football. Chicago Cubs Baseball, playing golf and enjoying time with his friends and family

Favorite Part of Job:

Providing professional services for a wide range of clientele that has become more than just clients over the years.

 

Nicholas L Scheer, EA

Vice President and Treasurer of Emshwiller Scheer Accountancy Co Inc D/B/A Emshwiller & Emshwiller Accountants

Date of Hire:  October 1, 2008

Birthday:  March 29

Nick was born and raised in Huntington, IN.  He is married to Kristy and has three children: Stella, Sophia, and Mylee.  He graduated from IPFW in 2005 and was accepted and completed courses through the Kelly School of Business at Indiana University Bloomington.  His past work experiences include working as an estimator/shop floor analytics for Mignone Communications and an accountant for Triple Crown Services.

Specialties/Responsibilities:

  • Corporate, small business, non-profit & personal tax return preparation
  • QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online; support and implementation
  • Sales and use tax recovery
  • IRS representation

Education:

Bachelor in Accounting with a minor in communications from IPFW after spending 2 ½ years at IU Bloomington.  He has also completed several additional courses in organizational leadership and management.

Community Involvement:

  • Member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents
  • Member of the Indiana Association of Enrolled Agents
  • Member of the National Society of Tax Professionals
  • Junior Achievement Instructor
  • Treasurer of Roanoke Village Association, Inc.
  • Member of Kiwanis
  • Member of the Knights of Columbus
  • Past coach of youth soccer, football, and basketball.

Interest:

He enjoys spending time with his children and family, Indiana Basketball, Miami Dolphins Football, playing golf and being outdoors.  He also enjoys working with youth in the area to further their understanding of business.

Favorite Part of Job:

He loves the ability to develop relationships that go beyond business and to work with many different clients to be able to take care of their concerns, issues, or questions.

Erica L Filson, EA

Enrolled Agent

Date of Hire:  January 28, 2019

Birthday:  July 10

Erica was born and raised in Michigan. She is married to Michael and they have three children; Hayden, Maddox & Meredith. Erica was a Revenue Officer with the Internal Revenue Service for almost 10 years. She has a thorough background in working collection cases including seizures, levies, offers in compromise, installment agreements, and currently not collectible cases. She has been at several other small firms and businesses with experience in tax preparation, financial statements, collection cases, and as a Controller.

Specialties/Responsibilities:

  • Small business & personal tax return preparation
  • QuickBooks Online
  • IRS representation

Education:

Bachelor in Accounting from Indiana Wesleyan and Master of Leadership from Trine University

Interest:

She enjoys spending time with her family, camping, and an occasional night out on the town.

 

Cory R Reckard, CPA, CAP

Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy

Cory is married to Teresa, who is also a co-owner of Reckard CPA Group, and has three children, Coleton, Jared, & Kara.  Cory is the founder of Reckard CPA Group, which is a collaboration of individuals including CPAs, Attorneys, and Investment Professionals which help to bridge the gap between clients and their professional advisors. Beginning in 1992, he worked for a Fortune 500 Corporation in Financial Reporting and then entered the public accounting area where he prepared individual & business tax returns, business audits, and financial statements.

Since 2000, Cory has had insurance and securities licensing.  His primary focus has been in the insurance and investment area, resulting in memberships in organizations such as Guardian Leaders Club, Million Dollar Round Table Court of the Table & Top of the Table, and The Forum 400.   He has also been involved with the March of Dimes and has obtained his Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP) designation.

Specialties/Responsibilities:

  • Corporate, small business, non-profit & personal tax return preparation
  • Business Audits
  • Financial Statements

Education:

Cory graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 1992 from Manchester College.  He received his Certified Public Accounting (CPA) designation and has been a member of the AICPA and INCPAS.

Community Involvement:

  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of the Indiana CPA Society
  • Member of the Guardian Leaders Club
  • Member of Million Dollar Round Table Court of the Table & Top of the Table
  • Member of The Forum 400

Interest:

In addition to spending time with his family, he enjoys waterskiing, which he began at the age of five.

Colin Penrod

Payroll & Staff Accountant

Date of Hire: December 29, 2014

Birthday: November 28

Colin was born & raised in Bluffton, Indiana. He graduated from Ball State University in 2014. He worked part-time for the City of Bluffton Parks Department before joining Emshwiller & Emshwiller.

Specialties/Responsibilities:

  • Small business & personal tax return preparation
  • Quickbooks online
  • Payroll & bookkeeping duties

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Ball State University – 2014

Interests

  • Enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, playing guitar, and being outdoors.

Suzette Cobb

Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

Date of Hire: November 8, 2017

Birthday: January 19

Suzette was raised outside of Uniondale.  She graduated from Ball State University in 1989.  Was a substitute teacher and instructional assistant for a few years and taught at a private school for 2 years. She was also a church secretary for 4 years.  She has 3 children; Jerrod, Ashley, and Courtney.  She also has seven grandchildren.

Specialties/Responsibilities:

  • Schedule appointments- usually the voice you hear when calling in
  • Payroll

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Ball State University.

Interest:

She enjoys spending time with family & friends and outdoor activities.