Member News- July 29, 2020

Pennsylvania’s Community And Technical Colleges Launch A Simple Solution For Employers To Hire Their Students, For Free!

Pennsylvania employers seeking job-ready talent now have a FREE resource to post jobs: the Pennsylvania Community & Technical Colleges Jobs Consortium website, powered by College Central Network, Inc. (CCN).

The CollegeCentral.com/pactcjobs website makes it both FREE and easy for all employers—large and small, public and private—to register just once and then post an unlimited number of jobs to Pennsylvania’s community and technical college students and alumni! This is an extraordinarily useful resource for employers hiring in today’s climate, even with temporarily closed or restricted campuses, and students accessing career services from home.

Employers posting jobs today can simultaneously reach tens of thousands of job seekers from Butler County Community College; Community College of Allegheny County; Community College of Beaver County; Delaware County Community College; HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College; Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, and Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.

With nearly 17,000 undergraduates*, the Community College of Allegheny County is the State’s largest community college located in the western half of the state. Bob Kmetz, CCAC Career Services Director, points out, “The new Pennsylvania Community & Technical Colleges Jobs Consortium will make it very easy for employers to register once, post an unlimited number of jobs, and reach candidates across Pennsylvania.”

 

United in Recovery 5k

This Recovery Month, join the United Way of Columbia & Montour Counties, and United in Recovery- Columbia & Montour for their annual United in Recovery 5k Run taking place September 1st – 21st.

Due to the unique circumstances of COVID-19, they are partnering with Titan Event Company this year to offer a VIRTUAL 5k. Choose from multiple distances (1 mile, 5k, or 10k), and you can run or walk anytime, anywhere between Sept. 1st through Sept. 21st. Then, simply post your time on the virtual terminal.

Registration is $10 per person. Kids under 12 are FREE. You can register as an individual or as a team at https://unitedinrecovery5k.itsyourrace.com/

Everyone who participates will be entered for a chance to win PRIZES. Winners will be chosen at random! Commemorative T-shirts are also available for purchase for $15 each.

This is a great event for the whole family. You get the flexibility of choosing how and when you participate, and it’s for a good cause!

 

2020 Bloomsburg Fair Cancellation

In these uncertain and ever-changing times, the Board members of the Bloomsburg Fair Association found it necessary to gather and interpret vast amounts of information regarding the COVID 19 pandemic. Any decision that will ultimately affect thousands of people and an entire region should not be made casually. Each year the Fair is responsible to our 1,100 vendors, thousands of exhibitors, many local artists, our generous sponsors, and the families that enter our gates in search of education, fun, and memories that last a lifetime.

After much deliberation, local community concerns and concerns from local government, The Board has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Bloomsburg Fair. This was a very difficult decision, but our concern for the health and safety of our community outweighs our desire to host this year’s fair. The Bloomsburg Fair Association is committed to the overall well being of the entire region, and we do not wish to put anyone in jeopardy in order to open our gates. We will, instead, take this time to make improvements, train staff, and look to the future.

‘We are already busy planning the 2021 Bloomsburg Fair, which will be full of exciting opportunities for our visitors. Many entertainers have already agreed to perform on our grandstand stage in 2021, new and impressive free entertainment is planned, many innovative surprises will delight families, and, of course, all of our traditional food, livestock, and educational opportunities will be available for all to experience at our 2021 Bloomsburg Fair, to be held from September 24 through October 2. So, although many in our community will miss the fair, we look forward to providing a safe, secure and healthy event next year.’

 

McKonly & Asbury Announces Promotions

McKonly & Asbury – a regional accounting and business advisory services firm – recently announced promotions for nine of their team members. One joins the firm’s leadership team as Principal, five advance to Manager, one to Supervisor, and two to Senior Accountant.

Josh Bantz, CPA – Principal
Josh joined McKonly & Asbury in 2006. He is a key member of our firm’s Audit & Assurance Segment, primarily working with clients in the firm’s Affordable Housing and Service Organization Controls (SOC) practices. Josh has been an integral part of the firm’s Affordable Housing team since joining the firm. He has worked closely with affordable housing clients in all phases of the development process as well as during operations and specializes in preparing real estate development forecasting, cost certifications, and financial statement audits. Josh brings over 15 years of experience in performing pre-assessment services and attestation engagements over service organization controls. He has worked closely with clients during all phases of SOC engagements, including readiness assessments as well as execution of SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3 examinations. Josh works out of our firm’s Lancaster office and holds a B.S. in Accounting from Juniata College.

Colleen Bantz – Manager
Colleen joined McKonly & Asbury in 2018. As a member of our firm’s Tax Segment, she primarily assists clients in our Entrepreneurial Support & Client Accounting Segment. She also works with our firm’s real estate and individual clients on their tax needs. Colleen works out of our firm’s Lancaster office and holds a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Grove City College.

 

 

 

Jessica Hutchinson – Manager
Jessica joined McKonly & Asbury in 2015. As a member of our firm’s Audit & Assurance Segment, she primarily works with clients in construction, healthcare, manufacturing, and nonprofit industries performing a variety of audit and assurance services, and earning recognition for auditing and implementing ASC 842 Leases. Jessica also serves on the firm’s PEP Squad, planning fun events for our team throughout the year. Jessica works out of our firm’s Lancaster office and holds a B.S. in Accounting from Elizabethtown College.

 

 

Stephanie Kramer – Manager
Stephanie joined McKonly & Asbury in 2016. As a member of our firm’s Audit & Assurance Segment, she audits a broad spectrum of employee benefit plans, including 401(k), 403(b), retirement, profit sharing, health and welfare, and VEBA plans. She also serves on the firm’s Wellness Committee, a group committed to ensuring that firm employees have a variety of outlets to stay healthy, active, and fit. Stephanie works out of our firm’s Camp Hill office and holds a B.S. in Accounting from Susquehanna University.

 

 

Timothy Showers – Manager
Tim joined McKonly & Asbury in 2012. As a member of our firm’s Audit & Assurance Segment, he primarily works with clients in the manufacturing and construction industries and also performs employee benefit plan audits. He is an active member of the firm’s Audit and Attestation Committee, which exercises oversight over the firm’s Audit & Assurance Segment and ensures that team members and clients are apprised of the most recent developments in technical literature. Tim works out of our firm’s Camp Hill office and holds a B.S. in Accounting and Economics from Messiah College.

 

Zachery Starner, MBA – Manager
Zach joined McKonly & Asbury in 2013. As a member of our firm’s Audit & Assurance Segment, he serves clients in a number of industries, including manufacturing, construction, and healthcare with compilation and review engagements. He also serves the employee benefit plan industry by performing financial statement audits, ESOP audits, and other services. Zach works out of our firm’s Camp Hill office and holds a B.S. in Accounting and an MBA from York College of Pennsylvania.

 

 

 

Kellye Leitholf – Supervisor
Kellye joined McKonly & Asbury in 2013. As a member of our firm’s Entrepreneurial Support & Client Accounting Segment, she provides accounting, consulting, and auditing services with an emphasis on small business including family-owned business. Kellye also performs a variety of back office accounting services including assisting with accounts payable and receivable; financial statement preparation; and various accounting software review/assistance, including QuickBooks, Sage and Xero. Kellye works out of our firm’s Camp Hill office and holds a B.S. in Accounting from The Pennsylvania State University. She has also completed her training and earned the recognition of a QuickBooks Online Advanced Certified ProAdvisor.

 

Matthew Burns – Senior Accountant
Matthew joined McKonly & Asbury in 2018. As a member of our firm’s Entrepreneurial Support & Client Accounting Segment, he provides back office accounting and tax services for a variety of clients, including small and family-owned businesses. Matthew also assists clients with accounts payable and receivable, monthly close, sales tax compliance, financial statement preparation, and QuickBooks. Matthew works out of our firm’s Camp Hill office and holds a B.S. in Accounting from University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg.

 

 

Michelle Herman – Senior Accountant
Michelle joined McKonly & Asbury in 2018. As a member of our firm’s Tax Segment, she performs tax compliance services for corporations, partnerships, and individuals. Michelle serves clients in various industries including construction, manufacturing, retail, and real estate. She is also a member of the firm’s Service Committee, assisting in organizing firm-sponsored community events. Michelle works out of our firm’s Lancaster office and holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Millersville University.