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C.E.A. Scholtes & Associates strives to provide the highest quality accounting services to our clients with the most responsive, professional team possible. Our team is a diverse group of professionals with many years of accounting and auditing experience. Our associates are multi-talented not only in accounting skills but also in other areas of life such as community involvement, dance, music, and sports. We are proud to have such a talented and dedicated group of individuals to get the job done!
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“I serve on some boards, play racquet sports, coach rec baseball, and play the guitar!”
Chris is a Certified Public Accountant with over 23 years of experience in public accounting. He is President of C.E.A. Scholtes & Associates Certified Public Accountants (24 employees) specializing in servicing small, middle market and emerging businesses, international businesses and non-profit organizations. Chris has also assisted large public companies with complex and technical accounting issues and implementations of technical accounting pronouncements. Chris established his practice in September 2002.
The Firm has a concentrated approach on serving small to mid-sized nonprofit organizations. The practice is predominantly centered around providing many types of accounting services including – back office remote and on-site accounting, part time or interim CFO services, monthly closes and financial statement preparation and analysis, internal control audits, budgeting, forecasting, cash flow analysis, capital campaign accounting and reporting services, business plans, internal control reviews, accounting software implementations and training, FASB implementations, etc. In addition, the Firm performs audits, attest engagements such as reviews, compilations, agreed upon procedures and fraud investigations.
Chris began his career first at Arthur Andersen and Co., LLP in September 1993 where he serviced large public companies with SEC reporting requirements for almost three years. He then joined RSM McGladrey’s (formerly known as C.W. Amos & Company) Audit and Business Advisory Group where he spent almost five years and was promoted twice (first to Supervisor then to Manager). Chris then joined Stout, Causey & Horning where he regularly managed large and complex audit engagements for the Firm. Additionally, he was in charge of performing technical reviews for the partner group on deliverable products to clients.
Chris has extensive nonprofit volunteer service. He served ten years as the Treasurer of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Maryland Chapter. Subsequent to serving as interim CFO for the Maryland School for the Blind (MSB) (over 300 employees & over $35 million in portfolio assets) Chris was appointed to the Board of Directors of the MSB and was elected Treasurer. Chris served ten years as the Treasurer of MSB. Chris currently serves on the Finance Committees of the Immaculate Conception Parish in Towson, Maryland as well as on the Immaculate Conception School’s Board of Directors. Chris also serves as the Treasurer of the Homeland Community Foundation in Baltimore and on the Finance Committee of L’Hirondelle Club of Ruxton where he was recently appointed to the board of Governors. Chris is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants(MACPA).
Chris is a graduate of the Sellinger School of Business and Management at Loyola University – Baltimore, Maryland. While at Loyola, Chris served as President of a student accounting organization, received various honors and was selected by the faculty as a member of the 1993 Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. Chris lives in Baltimore with his wife, Marta (also a CPA and Loyola University graduate and integral part of the practice) and their three children.
“I ran 3 marathons and a bunch of ½ marathons, but I mainly love to play tennis now!”
Marta is a Certified Public Accountant with over ten years of experience in public accounting. She specializes in servicing small and emerging businesses and non-profit organizations with various accounting services. Marta also has a significant background in the taxation of corporations (S-Corps, C-Corps) and partnerships (LLP’s and LLC’s). In addition, Marta has experience in serving many different types of companies including, manufacturers, distributors, retailers and construction contractors. Marta has spent her entire career with Ellin & Tucker, Chartered, Certified Public Accountants and Business Consultants prior to join the firm. She was promoted to Senior Accountant then to Supervisor over the course of her career. Marta, alongside her husband, Chris, heads up the accounting services practice of C. E. A. Scholtes & Associates. Marta is a graduate of the Sellinger School of Business and Management at Loyola University, Maryland. While at Loyola, Marta received various academic honors. Marta is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants.
Not-for-Profit I: AICPA & CIMA Certified
“I volunteer my accounting services for Brandon Tolson Foundation I am also an expert Bunco player!”
Michelle has over 15 combined years of public and private industry accounting experience. Michelle regularly performs attest engagements including audits, reviews and compilations as well as preparing financial statements. She also uses her extensive QuickBooks knowledge to provide accounting services to the Firm’s clients. Michelle specializes in internal control compliance and oversees the technical and quality control reviews of deliverable reports for approximately 20 internal control engagements annually. In her role as Vice President of the Firm, Michelle also manages new client transitions into the Firm, researches technical accounting pronouncements, assists with firm-wide annual training, assists with the Firm’s peer review process and assists the President of the Firm with potential new clients, including meeting with prospective clients, developing engagement budgets, and drafting proposals and engagement letters.
Prior to joining the Firm, Michelle served as Assistant Vice President and Treasurer at Madison Bank of Maryland for the majority of her tenure with the bank. Her duties included general ledger management, financial report preparation and Federal reporting. She also oversaw the daily management of the accounting department at the bank.
“I am a QuickBooks Online Pro Advisor and I know sign language.”
Stacy Davis has over 24 years of experience in accounting, human resources, financial and office management. She joined C.E.A Scholtes & Associates in February 2009 after 12 years as an Office Manager for an Architecture firm in Baltimore. Stacy earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Western Governors University. Stacy has extensive knowledge in QuickBooks accounting software, payroll services, accounts receivable/payable, bank reconciliations, report management, budgeting, credit card processing, and much more. She is currently managing accounting engagements for a wide range of clients including multiple non-profits. Also, in her role as Vice President of Accounting Technologies, Stacy manages the firm’s IT hardware and software technologies, researches and implements new and relevant tech-based accounting programs for staff and for clients, assists the staff with technology questions and troubleshooting, and provides monthly technology classes for Firm personnel.
Marina has seven years of experience with the Firm working on many accounting, auditing and tax engagements. She joined C.E.A. Scholtes and Associates in 2009 and since then has assisted the firm with year-end attest engagements including audits, reviews and compilations. Marina specializes in a few key compliance areas of the Firm’s nonprofit practice. She has vast knowledge in the preparation of nonprofit tax returns including Federal Form 990s. She also manages the preparation of all of the Firm’s personal property tax returns and assists clients with their annual charitable registration renewals. In addition, Marina provides accounting services to the Firm’s non-profit clients including month-end closes, account reconciliations, account analysis, financial statement and audit work-paper preparation.
Karen Broughton has over 18 years experience in financial accounting and financial management. She has spent almost her entire career working for non-profits in some capacity. She began her career in the Education Department at the National Association of Life Underwriters. From there she moved to the American Society of Training and Development – first as an Account Manager and then promoted to Director of Sales. Karen’s next opportunity was at the American Foundation for Urologic Disease. Although her main responsibilities were as an Event Manager, she also took on the role of the Associations budgeting and many financial responsibilities after earning her MBA with a concentration in Finance from Marymount University.
She originally joined C.E.A. Scholtes and Associates in 2005 and worked for various non-profit clients including: Baltimore Reads, Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation; Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore and The Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (where she most recently works as the Director of Finance).
Karen is a graduate of Messiah University in Grantham, PA with a BS in Marketing. She earned her Master in Business Administration with a concentration in finance from Marymount University.
She lives in Pasadena with her husband and “instagram famous” dog Frank (Frankthedoggotank).
Cindy is a Certified Public Accountant with 22 years of accounting and finance experience including having worked in public accounting, small business and Fortune 500 companies. She earned a Master’s Degree from the Sellinger School of Business and Management at Loyola College in 2003 and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Towson University in 1997. After beginning her career as a staff accountant with two privately held companies, Cindy transitioned to a career in public accounting with Stoy, Malone & Co, PC in 1998. During her time there, she was responsible for monthly accounting, tax preparation and analysis as well as conducting audit and review engagements. Most recently, Cindy worked for McCormick & Company for seven years in their Financial Shared Services Division where she was promoted twice (first to Team Manager and then to Finance Manager). In these roles she was responsible for team management, customer contract analysis and reporting, monthly accounting, budgeting, forecasting and quarterly reporting. She is currently managing accounting engagements for non-profit and for-profit clients. She provides many services to her clients including monthly closes, budget assistance, bank reconciliations, audit preparation and financial reporting. In addition, she works on an annual audit engagement for a non-profit client. In addition to her professional responsibilities, Cindy serves on several committees and volunteers at her children’s’ schools.
“I volunteer at my children’s school and teach Zumba. I also used to play professional basketball!”
Alexandra is a Certified Public Accountant with over 10 years of accounting and auditing experience. She started her career with a regional firm in Baltimore, then spent seven years with a large firm in Philadelphia managing audits. Alexandra joined C.E.A Scholtes & Associates in 2016, when her family relocated back to the Baltimore area. Alexandra’s specialty is in accounting and auditing services for small to middle market companies and organizations in the non-for-profit, real estate/mortgage, law and healthcare industries. Her goal is to help organizations, companies and individuals become more efficient and profitable, as well as enhance her experience and client base.
Amanda is a Certified Public Accountant with over 15 years of experience in public and private accounting. Amanda graduated from Bridgewater College with a Bachelors of Business Administration and a concentration in Accounting. She began her career at Rager, Lehman & Houck, P.C. where she worked on both audit and tax clients in a variety of industries. Amanda then continued her career at University of Maryland Medical System in the Corporate Internal Audit Group working her way from a Staff Auditor to a Supervising Senior Auditor. She was responsible for the planning, execution and reporting of audits in both operational and financial areas across various hospital departments. After 10 years in the Corporate Internal Audit Group, Amanda transferred within UMMS to the Financial Reporting department as a Manager of Technical Accounting and Analysis overseeing a variety of areas in the financial statement close process. When not working, she spends time with her husband, two sons and two dogs.
“For the past three years we have had multi-generational living in our home helping take care of my mother.”
Nina David has over 25 years experience in financial accounting and financial management within the manufacturing and publishing industries. She began her career at Dana Corporation as a Plant Accountant overseeing the daily accounting operations, assisting with inventory management, fixed assets system, and preparation of the annual financial budget. Nina’s next opportunity was with the United States Can Company as Plant Controller of their Baltimore, MD location and Acting Director of Administration/Controller of their Elgin, IL location. At both facilities Nina’s responsibilities included all accounting functions along with inventory control, annual budgeting, production scheduling, and product cost analysis. With Nina’s experience she transitioned to the publishing industry when she later went to work for Baltimore Magazine as the Director of Finance and Circulation. Nina’s main focus included monthly financial closing, reporting, and forecasting and working with department heads to draft, create, and finalize the annual budget. Her circulation functions included overseeing the subscriber promotion/retention program, the annual subscription budgeting process, and managing the magazine’s relationships with the printer and the delivery distributors. While working at Baltimore Magazine Nina began to maintain the financials for NCD Solutions, LLC and has continued to maintain them for the past 18 years.
Nina is a University of South Carolina Graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.
Ashley is a CPA candidate with over five years of experience in auditing. She graduated in 2010 from the University of Maryland, College Park with a degree in accounting, followed by her MBA from the University of Baltimore in 2021. She began her career at Maryland Department of Labor as an unemployment insurance tax auditor. Ashley then worked as an internal auditor and was promoted to senior internal auditor, at the University of Maryland Medical Systems. During her time at UMMS, she was involved in financial and operational audits in different medical and corporate departments.
“I enjoy weightlifting, snowboarding, and spending time with my husband and four children. I also volunteer at my local parish.”
Brittany is on the CPA track and is slated to graduate from the University of Maryland in December 2022 with a degree in accounting. Brittany is a member of our attest team performing a variety of compliance testing and preliminary audit procedures. Brittany also works on the Firm’s accounting services clients preparing monthly bank reconciliations for accounting services clients.
Erin is a Certified Public Accountant with over 11 years of experience in public and private accounting. Erin graduated from James Madison University with her Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting followed by her Masters of Science in Accounting. She began her career at KPMG in the audit practice focusing on healthcare clients. In her 6 years at the firm she was promoted to Senior Associate then to Manager. Erin then worked at the University of Maryland Medical System as a Financial Reporting Manager then Senior Manager on the Technical Accounting & Analysis team. She was responsible for the accounting and analysis over the System’s significant accounting estimates. She helped implement new systems for patient billing, payroll, and general ledger.
“I volunteer as Treasurer for a local Ravens Roost and as a coach for clinic soccer.”
Christine has over 12 years experience in public and private accounting. She began her career as an auditor at SC&H Group, LLC, where she was involved in audits across various industries including manufacturing, not-for profit, government, and retail. In 2013, Christine began working with a local window and door manufacturing company as the Assistant Controller where she assisted in the preparation of the daily, monthly and annual accounting activities including the preparation and posting of journal entries, preparation of account analyses and monthly general ledger reconciliation as well as financial statement preparation. Christine graduated from Towson University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and was a member of the Beta Alpha Psi National Accounting Honor Society. She is also the treasurer of her local Ravens Roost.
“I volunteer as a troop leader for Girl Scouts, teach dance, and work at a homeless shelter.”
Teresa brings over 18 years of finance and accounting experience from several fortune 500 firms to C.E.A Scholtes and Associates. Her specialties included in-depth financial analysis, financial reporting, budgeting, and financial training, all utilizing her extensive knowledge of Excel. She is a graduate of Towson University having received her BA in both Finance and Marketing and MBA in Finance at Loyola University of MD. Prior to C.E.A Scholtes and Associates, she was a Sr. Financial Manager with Black and Decker in Towson, MD. There she had full P&L responsibility managing the finances for several of the company’s divisions with responsibilities including managing the monthly close, preparing budgets, variance, revenue/cost benefit, and product costing analysis, as well as preparing reporting packages and presentations to top level management. She also worked on several acquisitions and divestures and new financial and reporting IT system implementations while at B&D.
At C.E.A Scholtes & Associates, Teresa serves our clients by creating comprehensive tracking and allocation models, as well as, preparing quarterly reports for their board of directors. She has worked with her clients to set up schedules through Excel that allocate endowment funds, builds donor statements, create reports for board meetings, provides clients with expense management and reduction recommendations and completes sensitivity analysis and forecasting. She is currently managing several accounting engagements for the Firm’s non-profit clients including monthly closes, budget assistance, bank reconciliations, audit preparation and financial reporting. In addition, she works on an annual audit engagement for a non-profit client.
Aside from her professional experience she volunteers her time helping at her children’s school and church, teaching dance and she runs a community service project for a local hospital.
Jessica is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with over a decade of accounting experience including having worked in public accounting and private industry. She graduated from Loyola College of Maryland with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting followed by a Masters of Business Administration in Management. She began her career at Ellin & Tucker in Baltimore in the accounting and audit department rising from staff accountant through manager, then worked at Greenspring Associates in their finance department. Jessica currently provides internal accounting services for several of the Firm’s non-profit and for-profit clients. She manages monthly financial reporting and analysis, budget preparation and analysis, financial statement preparation for client’s Board of Directors or Investors, cash flow forecasting, and audit preparation. In addition, she assists with some of the Firm’s audit engagements. When not working, she spends time with her husband, two daughters and loves being in the garden or out on a hike!
“I love to travel and have been to 20 different countries!”
Heather has over 10 combined years of public and private industry accounting experience. She graduated from Virginia Tech in 2010 and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). She began her career in Ernst & Young’s audit practice in Philadelphia and then worked in Baltimore Gas and Electric’s internal accounting department before starting with C.E.A. Scholtes and Associates in 2016. Heather currently provides internal accounting services for several of the Firm’s non-profit and for-profit clients. She manages monthly financial reporting and analysis, budget preparation and analysis, financial statement preparation for client’s Board of Directors or Investors, cash flow forecasting, and audit preparation. In addition, she assists with some of the Firm’s audit engagements. She has an extensive knowledge of QuickBooks and enjoys helping clients automate processes and create efficiencies wherever possible.
“I’m trained in and teach three types of Indian dance – classical, folk and Bollywood.”
Jaya is a Certified Public Accountant with over ten years of experience in accounting. She began her career in public accounting with PricewaterhouseCoopers in July 1999. At PricewaterhouseCoopers, Jaya served in the role of auditor and consultant. She was involved in the audits and consulting engagements of several large federal governmental agencies and technology companies. In April 2001, Jaya joined Millennium Chemicals as a financial reporting accountant. Here she focused on SEC and global consolidation reporting. Jaya joined C.E.A. Scholtes & Associates in 2007. She currently works on several accounting engagements, including many non-profits. Jaya is a graduate of the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park. She received her Master’s Degree in International Development from American University, Washington DC in May 1999.
Lacy is a CPA candidate with over 8 years of experience in accounting, finance and consulting. She graduated from University of Maryland, College Park with a B.S. in accounting in 2003. Lacy began her career in the tax practice at Deloitte and Touche in the New York City office. Then, she went on to work in the tax department for the Morgan Stanley real estate funds. Lacy earned her M.B.A., also from University of Maryland, College Park, in 2008. After graduating from business school, she worked in management consulting and mergers and acquisitions advisory for boutique consulting firm.
Jenna has over 6 years of experience in public and private accounting. Throughout her time as an auditor at Price Waterhouse Cooper and SC&H Group, LLC, she was involved in audits across various industries including financial service, manufacturing, not-for profit, healthcare, and employee benefit plans. In 2014, Jenna began working with Johns Hopkins as a Senior Accountant in charge of the month end close procedures for Sleep Services of America, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins, and Johns Hopkins Home Care Group. Jenna graduated from Towson University Honors College in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and was a member of the Beta Alpha Psi National Accounting Honor Society.
“I coach rec basketball and am Treasurer of the swim team.”
Maureen has more than 13 years of experience in accounting and joined the firm in 2013. Since joining the firm she has assisted with several accounting engagements requiring financial statement preparation, budget/forecasting and other accounting services, as well as numerous internal audit engagements. Her employment background includes various industries including manufacturing, retail and marketing service companies. Prior to joining the firm, she was a Senior Accountant with responsibilities including month-end closes, budget/forecasts, maintaining fixed assets and managing accounts payable. Maureen received her Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Accounting from Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, PA.
Stephanie graduated from Ohio University with an undergraduate degree in Accounting and Marketing in 2012. She started her career in accounting with Goodyear Tire and Rubber HQ in Akron, Ohio. She began in the shared services department working with bank reconciliations and preparing financial statements . She pivoted her career path to working directly with customers in a client facing sales role with Goodyear that relocated her to Maryland. She managed 175 accounts in the Baltimore/DC metro by helping her clients increase revenue, maximize their incentive plans, and create efficient inventory models. Her experience working with clients combined with her accounting background helps her be an asset to Scholtes and Associates. If she is not helping clients manage their business needs, she is managing her 3 small children and husband.
Ashley has over 10 years of experience in accounting. She earned her Master of Science in Accounting from Liberty University with Forensic Accounting Concentration and her Bachelors of Science Degree in Accounting with Finance Concentration from Virginia State University. She began her accounting career working for the local, state, city government and federal government working as a Deputy Clerk and Treasurer , Tax Auditor and Accountant. Briefly for two years she moved to the private sector as an accountant and auditor. She has experience in accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank and balance sheet reconciliation, payroll processing, the month end and year end closing process, and billing taxes levied by the state and local government.
She is a mother of two amazing children, an almost three-year old daughter and an 18-month-old boy, in addition to another baby on the way due January 2024. She enjoys being a mother and wife, and a working professional. She likes to spend most of her time with her family, completing DIY projects, and watching Witcher and Marvel movies.
Christina has over seven years of experience in accounting. She earned her Master of Business Administration from Washington University of Virginia and her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from West Virginia University of Technology. She began her accounting career as a staff accountant in a home health care company in May 2015. She later became an accounting specialist for a construction industry. She has remarkable experience in accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll processing, the month end closing process, and business taxes.
She is a mother of an almost four-year-old amazing daughter and a baby boy on the way. She enjoys being a mother and a working professional, craves to get the best of both worlds. She likes to spend most of her time with her family, especially pretend playing and dancing with her daughter. Her guilty pleasure is to sneak out me-time to watch movies and web series when possible. Her family and their health, close friends and career are the three most important aspects of her life.
“I volunteer once a week in my son’s class (1st grade this year!) at school.”
Christy is a Certified Public Accountant with 14 combined years of experience in public and private accounting. While attending a 2 year certificate program for Equine Business Management she discovered she liked the accounting segment of business and decided to pursue it as a career. She started as a full charge bookkeeper for a small business while attending school part time to obtain her B.S. in Accounting. After that, she worked for 3 years as an Accountant for a small CPA firm that specialized in clients working as government contractors. She compiled and reviewed financial statements, performed ratio analysis, prepared business taxes, set up accounting systems to be DCAA (Defense Contract Audit Agency) compliant, and created yearly incurred cost submissions for clients. Next, she worked as a Financial Controller for a small business. She closed the books monthly, prepared tax filings including 1099, property, sales, and Business Professional and Occupational License (BPOL), and processed payroll and managed benefits for over 50 employees. In 2014, she completed a M.S in Accounting at Towson State University, and in 2017 she became a CPA. She has experience using various payroll services, and different versions of QuickBooks. In addition to working at the Firm, Christy volunteers at her child’s school.
Kim is a certified public accountant with over 12 years in public accounting. She began her career as an auditor at Stegman & Company focusing on audits and reviews of nonprofit organizations and small businesses. Kim was promoted to manager during her time there. She received her B.S. in Accounting from Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland. She brings extensive knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and financial reporting for nonprofits. Her goal is to help clients achieve their mission and become more efficient and profitable.
Eileen Strauss has over 10 years experience in financial accounting and financial management. She began her career at Shelter Properties, L.L.C. as an accounting supervisor where she oversaw the daily accounting operations of over 40 residential real estate properties. Eileen’s next opportunity was with Connex Transit, TCT, one of the world’s largest transportation companies, where she was a Regional Controller. Here her responsibilities included all accounting functions including month-end close, account reconciliation, variance analysis, and audit work paper preparation. She also gained experience in budget preparation and assisted in making certain that the budget objectives of each department were realized. Eileen became familiar with the manufacturing industry when she later went to work for Norsk Hydro North America, a Norwegian manufacturer specializing in metal and aluminum products. Here she completed all monthly and quarterly reporting for six aluminum metal manufacturing plants in accordance with both GAAP and IFRS standards.
She was also responsible for maintaining fixed asset records and reconciling accounts receivable and accounts payable balances with other internal units worldwide on a daily basis. She later gained experience in the healthcare industry at Johns Hopkins Health System. She managed the financial and accounting functions of the John Hopkins Homecare group to include monthly reporting packages, variance analysis, and inter-company cash reconciliations.
Eileen is a University of Maryland, College Park Graduate with a BA in Economics and Spanish. She also earned her Master in Business Administration with a concentration in financial accounting from the University of Baltimore.
Austin is a graduate of Penn State University where he received his B.S. in Accounting. He has an interest in obtaining a master’s degree in Accounting in order to take the CPA Exam. Austin performs duties such as, invoicing, tracking accounts payable, generating monthly reports, bank reconciliations, and other accounting tasks. He has experience using different versions of QuickBooks and is proficient with Bill.com. In his spare time, he likes to play strategy-based video games and watch fantasy/adventure tv shows
Sharon is a Certified Public Accountant with over 30 years of experience in accounting and finance. She earned her Master’s Degree from the Merrick School of Business at University of Baltimore and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Finance from Towson University. She began her career as a staff accountant in a regional CPA firm, working on audits, accounting engagements, and preparing tax returns. She later became interested in working in the health care industry. Sharon has extensive experience in the health care arena and has worked in the fields of acute, long term, and mental health care, as well as for residential senior living facilities. She has been involved in finance, budgeting and rate setting for several Maryland hospitals. She later served as controller for two senior living facilities, gaining valuable experience with general ledger, budgets and forecasting, accounts payable and receivables, monthly financial statement preparation, and in-house development of processes and controls. Sharon is using her knowledge base to expand as an accounting manager for the Firm, working in a wide variety of industries She currently serves as a volunteer Board Member and Treasurer to the Maryland Opera. Sharon likes to garden and visit local historical and garden spots in her spare time.
Abbi has 17 years of experience in non-profit, public, and private accounting, as well as several years of audit experience. She has a Master’s degree in Financial Mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh. Her career began at a CPA firm near Pittsburgh performing audits for non-profit organizations and completing annual tax returns. The most exciting part was traveling to American Samoa to assist with auditing their government, school, and hospital. Before joining the Scholtes Firm in June 2023, Abbi worked as an accountant for a private engineering company based in Greensburg, PA for 8 years. She was their first employee to work from home (Chicago at the time), and led the transition from a paper-based client billing process to a 100% web-based system. When she isn’t working, Abbi enjoys reading, spending time in nature, listening to true crime podcasts, and hanging out with her husband and 4 children – biking, camping, hiking, traveling, and exploring Baltimore City.
“I work with small businesses, nonprofits, and startups to create websites that legitimize their organization, surpass marketing goals, and increase conversion! “
After graduating from Southern Methodist University with a BBA in Business Management and a BFA in Dance Performance, Grace accepted a full-time offer at a design agency in New York. While there, Grace worked with clients in a variety of industries to delivery quality designs and customer service. She became a full-time freelancer after gaining industry experience. Grace’s favorite part of her freelance design job is seeing the positive results from her projects and working with clients to create custom strategies.
In addition to running her own freelance design business, Grace is a professional modern dancer with Kim Robards Dance. She also performs as a guest artist for companies in the Denver area, choreographs her own works, and collaborates with other dancers for dance films and dance festivals.
“I’ve participated in many volunteer projects, such as helping to clean Lake Roland.”
Annie Scholtes Quenzer is the office manager for C.E.A. Scholtes & Associates. She began her career with the firm in May of 2006. Some of her responsibilities include managing the client billing, company payroll, human resources, accounts receivable and accounts payable. In 1999, Annie began working for Pivec Internet as a graphic artist where she managed and maintained interactive programs on Toyota dealer websites. In addition to these duties, Annie was also the Director of Business Development for the company. Annie also handled the production billing for Pivec Advertising, LTD. It was with this job that Annie gained most of her experience in QuickBooks and general ledger management. Annie graduated with a B.S. degree from Villa Julie College.
“I am a Medical Laboratory Science Major with a chemistry minor at Salisbury University. I also just adopted a kitten!”