Mike joined Rickhoff & Associates in February 2005. When Mike first started here, he was the assistant office manager working to manage the daily office activities. In 2013, Mike was promoted to a bookkeeper. Along with preparing monthly financial statements and bank reconciliations, he prepares and manages the accounts payable for some clients. He also assists in corporate and individual tax preparation. Mike’s niche is assisting clients who are using QuickBooks Online and other programs in our hosted environment. In the past, Mike also managed a small local business.
Mike has earned two degrees from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration Finance and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accountancy. He is a lifelong member of St. Peter’s Cathedral Catholic Church in Belleville, Illinois. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Chelsea and is long time comic book collector.
Your success is our main priority, which is why we work to identify the right blend of services for each client. With Rickhoff & Associates, you will also enjoy our personal approach to doing business. We know that every client has different goals and changing needs, so we work with you throughout the year to offer advice, review your financial status, and ensure there are no surprises at year-end. Professional, personalized, client-focused…Rickhoff & Associates is the new breed of accounting firm.
The combination of running a business and your life and preparing for tax time can drive some people into a slight panic. But no need to get stressed if you are prepared. Now is the time to start organizing all documents required to file your tax return.
Like the old paraphrased saying goes: In this world, two things are certain—death and taxes. The recent federal tax overhaul changed a lot of rules, so it’s as important as ever to understand your tax obligations, including those on Social Security benefits.
Unfortunately, cyber scammers never take a vacation. In fact, the IRS has issued a warning of a surge in fraudulent emails that bait potential phishing victims with fake tax transcripts. Links within these emails lead recipients to documents containing the well-known malware, Emotet.