In 1964 Melvin Maceyko started his Accounting (CPA) business in his parents’ home. He then moved his business to the current location in 1980. Six years later Melvin’s daughter, Lea Ann, joined the business and took over the practice after his death in 1996.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Maceyko was employed by the State Auditor’s office in the Management Advisory Services Department. She has over thirty years of experience in public accounting and is extremely experienced in serving closely held and/or family owned businesses in a variety of industries. These types of entities require special planning and advisory services due to the wide variety of goals of the owners.
Ms. Maceyko is a graduate of Cardington-Lincoln High School. She obtained her accounting education from North Central Technical College. In 1989, she took the Becker CPA review course and passed the CPA exam on her first attempt.
Sharon Vickery, office manager, has been with the firm since 1994. Sharon handles all payroll and sales tax.
What is a CPA?
While a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is always an accountant, not all accountants are CPAs. To become a CPA, an accountant must take and pass a series of rigorous tests administered by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. A number of states also require CPAs to pass state exams as well. Accordingly, there are a number of accountants who never pass the CPA exam and though they can perform a variety of accountancy chores, they are not allowed to perform certain tasks that only a CPA can do.
Certified Public Accountants handle a variety of jobs and tasks. They offer basic income tax preparation and advice for a range of clients including individuals, small businesses and corporations. CPAs can also be found performing basic business record keeping, auditing and consulting work. To maintain their license, every three years CPAs must take 120 hours of continuing education courses in order to stay abreast of changes in their profession.