Chris Mennel, CPA, has been promoted to Audit Manager. He joined Alerding CPA Group in 2006 upon graduating from Indiana University. Chris oversees the audit process for closely-held businesses, non-profit organizations, pension and A-133 plan audits and provides support for phantom share and bonus plan calculations.
Jennifer Ray, CPA, promoted to Tax Manager, will focus on the day-to-day management of the Tax Department and building and maintaining client relationships. She specializes in large multi-state tax returns and tax planning for closely-held businesses and has worked in public accounting for over 10 years.
Sarah Seacat, CPA, CFE, also an IU graduate, was promoted to Audit Manager. Sarah has been with the firm for 7 years during which she earned her CPA and Fraud Examiners licenses. Sarah oversees staff involvement on attestation engagements, retirement plan audits and consults on legal/liability fraud, personal injury and business valuations.
Tracie Delph, CPA, specializes in assisting clients with QuickBooks set-up, compilation, tax and consulting services for closely-held businesses. She was promoted to Sr. Accountant – Entrepreneurial Services. Tracie is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor and joined the firm in 2011.
Carrie Carpenter, promoted to Audit Senior, has been with Alerding CPA Group for 2 years. Carrie has her MBA and will oversee fieldwork for audits, reviews and compilations while continuing to build client/firm relationships.
Jennifer Barnes joined the firm in 2006. She has been promoted to Client Services Specialist – Tax Dept. and will be preparing tax returns while ensuring the firm’s commitment to providing quality and timely accounting services to clients.
Krista Oakley has joined Alerding CPA Group as a Staff Accountant – Entrepreneurial Services. Her responsibilities include providing bookkeeping services for closely-held businesses. She specializes in QuickBooks set-up, installation, training and support. Krista is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University and is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor.
Lynn Koch is our new Tax Administrator. She will be responsible for processing tax returns, customer service, and developing protocols to improve the internal flow of documentation within the Tax Department.
Alerding CPA Group is an Indianapolis-based public accounting firm.