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.
For many business owners, September tends to bring a bit of a slowdown. The chaos of getting kids prepared for going back to school has passed, and a focus on saving money tends to kick in as people prepare for the coming holiday spend. Combined, this can often translate into a lull for business owners.
This is a friendly reminder that the Q3 tax estimate payment deadline is coming up fast. Be sure to make your payment by September 15, 2018 to avoid penalties. Currently, penalties for late or no payment average about 4 percent. And wouldn’t you rather keep that money in your pocket?
According to new rules from the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, meals and entertainment tax-deductible expenses for businesses have undergone considerable reform. Because the explanations of new deduction guidelines can be confusing, we’ve created this brief outline for you. A visit with your accounting professional to ensure your Chart of Accounts is correct may also be beneficial.