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Feb 02, 2016
If you pay an individual to perform services at your home, you may be an household employer. Check out this weeks' blog post to find out about tax reporting requirements for household employers.
Jan 26, 2016
If you want to clear a room, simply bring up the topic of death and dying. Read Vivian's blog post to learn a few general questions to ask yourself when considering your arrangements.
Jan 19, 2016
If you are thinking about purchasing a rental house to save on taxes, there are many limitations to keep in mind.
Jan 12, 2016
Consider some New Year "financial" resolutions to help you get your financial life "in shape"!
Jan 05, 2016
Are you a small business owner who should be making these new year's resolutions?
Dec 29, 2015
Don't be surprised! Social Security benefits have been taxable for over 30 years.
Dec 22, 2015
Learn about changes to the Statute of Limitations for the IRS audit period in Jim Gentry's blog post!
Dec 17, 2015
Alicia Brockland is assuming the role of Conner Ash President effective January 1, 2016.
Dec 15, 2015
As a business owner, your business is likely your most valuable asset. But how do you determine the value of that asset?
Dec 15, 2015
Members of the Conner Ash team collected items for the Jefferson County Foster Children's Fund during the 3rd Annual Collect for a Cause!
Dec 15, 2015
Conner Ash team members spent an afternoon volunteering at the University City Children's Center for their 2015 Community Service Day.
Dec 01, 2015
Read Howard Rosen's thoughts on Succession Planning in this week's blog post!
Nov 23, 2015
Learn reasons why you would use a Business Consultant in your Accounting Department in Catherine Dobrynski's blog post!
Nov 17, 2015
Learn about the phase out of the popular Social Security spousal-claiming options for retirees in Helen Floros' blog post!
Nov 12, 2015
Conner Ash P.C. has been named a Five-Star Workplace by the St. Louis Small Business Monthly!
Nov 10, 2015
Learn the different types of outsourced payroll providers in Sue Freed's blog post!
Nov 09, 2015
Jake Asher Joins the Conner Ash Team!
Nov 03, 2015
Learn about preparing your business in the event of a disaster in Andrea Schaefer's blog post!
Oct 27, 2015
Learn the advantages and disadvantages when deciding whether to move to QuickBooks Online!
Oct 20, 2015
Learn about how to determine if you are getting the most out of your accounting department in Dan Velcheck's blog post!
Oct 16, 2015
Need to write a Crystal Report where your tables have a one-to-many relationship? Join us and learn how to include a Subreport in your Crystal Report.
Oct 14, 2015
In today’s economic climate, it can be difficult to get a business loan, particularly for a startup. As a result, many entrepreneurs start their businesses by using personal sources of money, such as life savings and retirement funds. Howard Rosen, CPA, JD AEP, give us his insights on using personal assets and choosing your business' legal structure.
Oct 13, 2015
Learn how to protect yourself when downloading a flashlight app to your android phone in Sue Deter's blog post!
Oct 06, 2015
Learn about when to use the cash and when to use the accrual method of accounting in Brian Hantsbarger's blog post!
Sep 29, 2015
Learn about the proposed future of financial reporting for nonprofit organizations in Bob Klutho's blog post!
Sep 22, 2015
Learn about what's deductible when you take a client to a sporting or entertainment in Jim's blog post!
Sep 15, 2015
Learn about how your company culture's has an impact on fraud in Alicia Brockland's blog post!
Sep 08, 2015
Learn about the new basis rules for inherited property in Howard Rosen's blog post!
Sep 02, 2015
Conner Ash is launching a new blog page on our website. Come and check out the page.
Jul 24, 2015
Emily Michel Joins the Conner Ash Team!
Jul 15, 2015
Conner Ash PC and Martens & D’Angelo, LLC have announced that they have reached an agreement to merge their two practices effective September 1, 2015.
Feb 09, 2015
Conner Ash P.C. welcomes our Busy Season Interns!
Dec 18, 2014
Conner Ash held its first annual Holiday Decorating Contest. Congratulations to the winners!
Nov 05, 2014
Christina Rowland, MBA joins the Conner Ash Team!
Nov 05, 2014
Donna Laudel, CPA joins the Conner Ash Team!
Nov 04, 2014
Leilah Shabazaz won Conner Ash's 2014 Chili Cook-Off held on October 30, 2014.
Sep 22, 2014
Conner Ash P.C. kicks off its annual fundraising campaign for The Arts and Education Council!
Sep 08, 2014
Kevin Milford, CPA Joins Conner Ash Team
Sep 08, 2014
Gov. Nixon recognizes Missouri Businesses, organizations and economic development leaders at 2014 Governor's Conference on Economic Development.
Sep 05, 2014
Andrea Schaefer promoted to Manager
Sep 05, 2014
Nicole Vermeersch,CPA is promoted to Senior Associate
Aug 27, 2014
Conner Ash hosts a Back to School Supply Drive for Push for Pencils.
Aug 04, 2014
It is with much sadness that Conner Ash announces the passing of Ron Szweda.
Aug 04, 2014
The visitation and mass schedule has been announced for Ron Szweda.
Jul 18, 2014
Conner Ash staff serve the community at the St. Louis area foodbank
Jul 02, 2014
Conner Ash P.C. a top 25 CPA firm headquartered in West County is proud to announce that its president, Howard M. Rosen, CPA, JD, AEP was recently elected World Wide Chair of BKR International.
Jun 05, 2014
We are pleased to announce our newest Staff Accountant.
Apr 24, 2014
Conner Ash P.C. hosted a surprise birthday party for Ron Szweda on Monday April 21st.
Mar 12, 2014
Once again our social committee has out done themselves!
Mar 05, 2014
This year the social comittee out did themselves!
Feb 03, 2014
Welcome to Conner Ash P.C. Belma!
Jan 02, 2014
Congratulations to Amanda Mueller.
Dec 31, 2013
We are pleased to announce our newest Staff Associate and IT intern.
Dec 27, 2013
Welcome to Conner Ash P.C. Dan Velcheck!
Dec 23, 2013
To thank our top 100 clients and their continued confidence in us and to acknowledge the challenging economic conditions many individuals and charitable organizations continue to face, we have decided to make a contribution in their name to their favorite charity.
Dec 11, 2013
This years Collect for a Cause supports Loaves and Fishes for St. Louis Inc.
Dec 05, 2013
Conner Ash P.C. had a wonderful workshop on Etiquette hosted by Melenie Broyles of Etiquette Saint Louis.
Nov 21, 2013
Conner Ash P.C. and its employees set its goal this year to collect $3000.00 for United Way of Greater St. Louis in October.
Nov 11, 2013
Senior CPA Leilah Shabazaz welcomes new baby girl!
Oct 18, 2013
New Market Tax Credits are offering manufacturers alternative financing, when other options aren’t available in order for them to build factories and open new markets – which in turn create manufacturing jobs
Oct 18, 2013
Conner Ash, P.C. is proud to welcome new employees; Nicole Vermeersch and Linda Graves.
Jul 10, 2013
Alicia Drouant has been nominated to serve as a MS Corporate Achiever for the Multiple Sclerosis Society - Gateway Area Chapter, where she is also a Board Member and serves on the Finance Committee. In this role, she will help raise money to benefit community programs and services aimed at improving the quality of life of people living with multiple sclerosis. The goal for the 2013 campaign is $241,000.
Jun 20, 2013
Congratulation to Alana Becquette, who recently passed all four sections of the CPA Exam on her first attempt. Alana was honored on June 19th at the New CPA Recognition Dinner, which was hosted by the Missouri Society of CPA's at the Hollywood Casino in Maryland Heights, MO.
Jun 10, 2013
Conner Ash held its annual Community Service Day on June 7th. This year the firm painted a house for Life Skills, a not-for-profit organization that is committed to helping individuals with developmental disabilities -- including autism -- learn, live, work and participate in the community. Life Skills training and therapy services are provided to more than 3,000 children, teens and adults on the autism spectrum in homes across 95 counties in Missouri.
Mar 19, 2013
Like most professionals in the public accounting industry, Conner Ash team members are especially busy during tax season each year. To keep everyone fresh and energized, the firm recently hosted a pancake breakfast facilitated by Chris Cakes of St. Louis. Conner Ash also holds "3 O'Clock Fun Time" gatherings once a week during busy season, which involve various team-building events.
Feb 27, 2013
Conner Ash is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Louis W. Fields, Jr. With all 33 years of his professional career at Conner Ash, Lou was cherished by his colleagues and clients alike. After joining the firm in 1979, Lou became a partner in 1999. He chaired the Team Trucking and Business Valuation practices, and was also active in several professional associations. Lou was esteemed for his knowledge of the transportation industry and earned a reputation of being the "go to" person for trucking clients and associates. He was also highly regarded for his skill in business valuation engagements for use in business succession and tax compliance environments. In addition to his witty sense of humor, Lou was admired by his colleagues for his level of knowledge, client service and dedication to Conner Ash. The firm will dearly miss Lou.
Feb 22, 2013
Conner Ash has been recognized as one of the top 20 largest CPA firms in St. Louis by the St. Louis Business Journal. With 20 in-house certified public accountants, Conner Ash moved up 2 spots from their 2012 ranking.
Jan 07, 2013
Conner Ash announces the retirement of Louis W. Fields, Jr. Lou, a partner in the Assurance Services Department, was the chair of the Team Trucking practice group. Lou joined Conner Ash in 1979 and became a partner in 1999. In addition to his assurance services responsibilities, Lou, an ABV, chaired the Business Valuation group.
Nov 27, 2012
Jack Schurk has joined Conner Ash as the newest member of its growing team. As an associate in the assurance services department, Jack will focus on providing audit, analysis, and reporting services to clients in the transportation, manufacturing, and distribution industries.
Nov 15, 2012
On November 12th Conner Ash welcomed Julie Atchley as the newest member of the firm. As a Staff Accountant in the Business Services Department, Julie will focus on accounting and tax preparation services for a variety of closely-held businesses. Prior to joining Conner Ash, Julie worked as a staff accountant with a CPA firm in northern Missouri.
Nov 02, 2012
In honor of breast cancer awareness month, Conner Ash team members supported the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation by having a "wear pink day" at the office. Additionally, Conner Ash raised over $175 in donations for the foundation and distributed information to make us all more aware and knowledgeable about breast cancer and the fight for a cure.
Sep 05, 2012
Leilah Shabazaz, CPA, has been promoted to In-Charge Associate in the business services and tax department. Leilah earned her CPA designation in 2011 and is responsible for preparing a variety of federal and state tax returns, and compiling financial statements.
Sep 05, 2012
Shawna Harris-Colbert, CPA, CFE, has been promoted to Manager in the assurance services department. Shawna has over eight years of experience providing audit and tax services and assisting clients in solving their accounting problems. Shawna works extensively with not-for-profit organizations, employee benefit plans and affordable housing projects.
Sep 05, 2012
Alicia Drouant, CPA, ABV, has been named a Principal of Conner Ash P.C. Alicia has over ten years of experience assisting a wide variety of clients with their accounting problems and providing audit and tax services. She has worked extensively with insurance pools, closely-held businesses, trade association affiliates and governmental entities. Alicia has also completed a variety of business valuation engagements for use in both business succession and tax compliance environments.
Jun 05, 2012
It has been a busy Spring for Conner Ash employees. Firmwide news and achievements were recently featured on BKR International's website.
May 18, 2012
Howard Rosen CPA, JD, AEP, and President of Conner Ash P.C., was recently quoted in CNN Money Magazine about a gift tax topic. Additionally, Howard was also recognized by BKR International for being featured in a recent New York Times article entitled "What's the Easiest Way to Cheat on Your Taxes?"
Apr 04, 2012
Conner Ash P.C. was named a "Best Accounting Firm" by Small Business Monthly's Best In Business List. Readers were polled to help identify and nominate the best CPA firms in the greater St. Louis area. Small Business Monthly's Best In Business List will be distributed on May 2.
Mar 29, 2012
Stacy Meyer has earned with the Sage MAS 90 and 200 Application Consultant Certification with an emphasis in Financials and Distribution.
Mar 23, 2012
Howard Rosen CPA, JP, AEP, and President of Conner Ash P.C., was recently featured in the popular Wise Bread Personal Finance Blog. He offered insight and tips for the publication's lasting posting entitled "Surprising Charitable Tax Deductions."
Feb 27, 2012
On February 24, Alicia Drouant CPA, ABV, served as a guest speaker for a course on closely-held businesses and succession planning within the Masters of Laws in Taxation program at Washington University School of Law. She introduced students to basic business valuation concepts and methodologies to enable them to be informed consumers and readers of business valuation reports in their future practices.
Feb 07, 2012
Shawna Harris Colbert has earned the credential of Certified Fraud Examiner. The Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) certification denotes proven expertise in fraud prevention, detection and deterrence.
Feb 06, 2012
Howard Rosen, President of Conner Ash P.C., has been selected as one of the "Top 100 St. Louisans to Know to Succeed in Business" by St. Louis Small Business Monthly.
Apr 01, 2011
Conner Ash gets ready for tax season.
May 17, 2010
In addition to supporting the United Way of Greater St. Louis, Conner Ash reached out to The Arts & Education Council of St. Louis and on May 17th launched a campaign to show our support.
May 14, 2010
In a recent Small Business Monthly publication, Conner Ash was recognized by clients as one of St. Louis’ Best in Customer Service.
May 03, 2010
Congratulations to Leilah Shabazaz who wrote an essay for Beta Alpha Psi and how it affected her life.
May 01, 2010
Retired Conner Ash Partner Ron Szweda competed in the 2010 St. Louis Senior Olympics and won gold medals in the running long jump and triple jump, silver medals in the 50 meter dash, 100 meter dash, and 1,500 meter power walk as well as a bronze medal in the discus throw.
Mar 20, 2010
On Saturday, March 20th, Conner Ash celebrated its’ annual bring your pet to work day.
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