Firm News

 January 21, 2016 | Fredonia, NY

Johnson, Mackowiak & Associates, LLP welcomes two new employees

Johnson, Mackowiak & Associates, LLP has annouced the hiring of John Perry and Nicholas Sliwa as staff accountants.

Both John and Nick will be involved in various areas of the firm including tax preparation, auditing, reviews of financial statements, and compiling financial statements.

John is a graduate of the State University of New York at Fredonia and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Before joining Johnson Mackowiak, he completed an internship and worked for another local CPA firm.

Nick joined Johnson Mackowiak LLP as an intern September 2015, where he ‘cut his teeth’ performing individual, corporate and not for profit tax preparation, as well as bookkeeping duties. He also completed a summer internship on auditing engagements, which included the audit of municipalities, school districts, and the contributions for 401(k) and 457(b), as well as money purchase plans. He will graduate from the State University of New York at Fredonia with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in January 2016.

December 1, 2014 | Fredonia, NY

Johnson, Mackowiak & Associates, LLP hires Holli Morrison

Johnson, Mackowiak & Associates, LLP has annouced the hiring of Holli Morrisson as a staff accountant. Ms. Morrison will be involved in various areas of the firm including individual and corporate tax preparations, as well as preparing compiled and reviewed financial statements.

Before joining Johnson, Mackowiak & Associates, Ms. Morrison worked as a Russian linguist for the National Security Agency (NSA), and as an analyst for a large local bank. Ms. Morrison served and was honorably discharged from the US Navy in 2011.

She holds a B.S. in Accounting from the State University of New York at Fredonia, graduating magna cum laude, and an A.A. in Russian Language Studies from the Defense Language Institute – Foreign Language Center in Monterey, California. She is a member of Delta Mu Delta Honor Society.

 

 April 28, 2014 | Fredonia, NY

Winner of the 2014 Annual iPad Mini Giveaway Announced

Pictured above is the JMA Team thanking all those who entered to win the iPad mini as intern, Alicia Mikowicz chooses the winner.

Pictured above is the JMA Team thanking all those who entered to win the iPad mini as intern, Alicia Mikowicz chooses the winner.

Johnson, Mackowiak & Associates, LLP would like to congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Mark Puckhaber of Westfield, NY on winning this year’s annual Tax Season iPad Mini Giveaway. The firm sponsors the giveaway each year from January until April 15 to offer a free chance to win an iPad Mini to anyone in the community. The firm would like to thank all who entered the giveaway this year and for a wonderful tax season.

Mrs. Puckhaber, iPad mini winner, and Firm Partner, Kevin Wystup.

Mrs. Puckhaber, iPad mini winner, and Firm Partner, Kevin Wystup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 14th, 2014 | Fredonia, NY

Supporting Generations of Accountants

Gathered together at different stages in their accounting careers are, Johnson, Mackowiak & Associates, LLP firm partner, Kevin Wystup, CPA (left), Alicia Mikowicz, an intern at JMA and current SUNY Fredonia student, Dr. Linda Hall, CPA, Professor of Accounting at SUNY Fredonia and Richard Burlett III, a staff accountant at JMA.

Johnson, Mackowiak & Associates, LLP firm partner, Kevin Wystup, CPA (left), Alicia Mikowicz, Dr. Linda Hall, CPA, and Richard Burlett III.

Ask any accountant and they will most likely tell you that a career in accounting is no easy feat. Accountants, especially Certified Public Accountants (CPA’s), have a special type of brain power that not all people have, you know. In fact, to be able to compile complex financial data, know the state and federal regulations – that change every year – and to be able to satisfy your clients 100 percent of the time, can pose quite a challenge. However, accountants will also tell you that a career in public accountancy is both rewarding and fulfilling, especially if you have the support and guidance of others around you, and in the business.

Over the past three decades, Johnson, Mackowiak & Associates, LLP (JMA) has hosted interns from nearby colleges and universities to do just that; support and grow the next generation of accountants.

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January 2nd, 2014 | Fredonia, NY

JMA Launches New Website

Johnson, Mackowiak and Associates, LLP is pleased to announce the launch of the accounting firm’s newly redesigned website. The site was developed to better inform our existing and potential clients about the range of accounting, and tax and financial planning services we offer. It also offers a variety of new information, including biographies of each team member and a page detailing our firm’s history, as well as some old favorites, including our Refund Tracker, Donation Guides, and planning tools. We invite you to explore our new website and let us know what you think!

 

January 1st, 2014 | Fredonia, NY

JMA Hires Richard Burlett

Johnson, Mackowiak and Associates, LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has hired Richard Burlett as our newest accountant. He will be responsible for performing a variety of accounting duties, including preparing individual returns to meet government requirements, deadlines, and client expectations.

Previously, Richard worked for JMA as an intern while completing his Bachelor of Science degree in Public Accountancy from the State University of New York at Fredonia. He is also a graduate of both Mercyhurst College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management, as well as the PGA Professional Trade School.

Richard brings with him 14 years of management experience, having worked as a PGA assistant golf professional at Chautauqua Institution Golf Club and as PGA head golf professional at Harbor Ridge Golf Course in Erie, PA before joining JMA.

He is a New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) and Foundation for Accounting Education’s 2013 Excellence in Accounting Scholarship Award winner. He is also a Golden Key International Honour Society scholarship recipient and member of the Fredonia Accounting Society.

 

December 30th, 2013 | Fredonia, NY

Rebekah Bretl Joins JMA

Johnson, Mackowiak and Associates, LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has hired Rebekah Bretl as Marketing Coordinator. A recent graduate of the State University of New York at Fredonia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations, she will be responsible for spearheading marketing and public relations initiatives, as well as ensuring all efforts adhere to JMA’s high standards.

Previously, Rebekah worked as a student public relations practitioner at Chautauqua Blind Association Vision Rehabilitation Services and a public relations intern in SUNY Fredonia’s Public Relations office. She is also a co-founder of a family business, Bretl Blueberries, which markets and sells blueberries from the family farm to over 100 local customers.

Rebekah is a Golden Key International Honour Society scholarship recipient and served as the treasurer of the Fredonia chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America.