"Chris Scholtes and his team have given the Central Baltimore Partnership superb accounting and financial management services--helping us create and implement new systems for our growing nonprofit. Our income combines an array of public and private sources that are deployed for a wide array of work. They have helped us convert from systems we've outgrown, develop new frameworks, and are now handling our day-to-day financial management. At each step and in each facet, they have been the strongest possible partner--offering thoughtful, sound approaches, consistently reliable follow-through, and always with good cheer. We recommend them heartily!"-- Ellen Janes Executive Director Central Baltimore Partnership

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Mission/core values | Peer Review |Biographies | Alliances | Community Service | Recruiting


Christopher E. A. Scholtes, CPA | Marta P. Scholtes CPA| Beth K. Volley, CPA | Cate Leckrone, CPA, MBA | Geetha Rajasekaran, MS | Amy Metz, CPA | Jaya Mathur, CPA, MA | Annie Scholtes Quenzer | Kimberly Woodworth | Marina Strehin | Stacy Skelley | Eileen Strauss| Jennifer L. Roros, CPA | Michelle Marlow | Cynthia L. Burch, CPA, MBA | Mackenzie Koepke, CPA, MS | Maureen Preston | Christine Steer, ACAS| Alexandra Buscemi, CPA | Jenna Oppitz, CPA | Heather Liberto |Kim Spacek, CPA |Alumni of the Firm's Internship Program


C.E.A.Scholtes & Associates at the Firm's Annual Dinner
Annual firm dinner held Saturday, December 1st, 2012 at Sullivan's Steakhouse



Christopher E. A. Scholtes, CPA
Email: Chris@ScholtesCPA.com

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 (22 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.

While the Firm performs accounting and attest services to middle market and international for-profit companies, 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, 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 and 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 currently serves as the Treasurer of the Homeland Community Foundation in Baltimore and on the Finance Committee of L'Hirondelle Club of Ruxton.

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.

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Marta P. Scholtes, CPA *
Email: Marta@ScholtesCPA.com

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 and 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 College, 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.

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Beth K. Volley, CPA *
Email: Beth@ScholtesCPA.com

Beth is a Certified Public Accountant with over 22 years of experience in accounting. She began her career in public accounting with KPMG Peat Marwick, LLP, in September 1994. During her time there, she was involved in the audits of various healthcare providers, not-for-profit entities and benefit plans. She was promoted to Senior Accountant, then to Manager and finally, Senior Manager. In addition, Beth served as the primary recruiter for KPMG's Baltimore office. Beth spent her entire career with KPMG before joining C.E.A. Scholtes & Associates. Beth is a graduate of the Sellinger School of Business and Management at Loyola College, Maryland. While at Loyola, Beth received various academic honors, including the Lybrand Accounting Medal and the Management Information Systems Medal.

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Cate Leckrone, CPA*, MBA
Email: Cate@ScholtesCPA.com

Cate is a Certified Public Accountant with over 5 years of experience in public accounting. She began her career as an auditor for SC&H Group,LLC in September 2009. She was involved in audits across various industries including not-for-profit, real estate, manufacturing, distribution, financial service, and employee benefit plans. She was promoted to manager during her time there. Cate received a BBA in Accounting from the Sellinger School of Business and Management at Loyola University Maryland and graduated Summa Cum Laude in May 2009. She obtained her MBA with a finance concentration from the Sellinger School of Business and Management at Loyola University Maryland in September 2014.

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Geetha Rajasekaran, MS (Technology and Website Specialist)
Email: Geetha@ScholtesCPA.com

Geetha has over 10 years of experience in Information Technology. She has spent most of her time in Programming, Website Applications Development, and Database designing and maintenance and software development. She has been involved in developing interactive applications using backend databases, data collection and reporting. She has an extensive knowledge of web applications development using .Net Technologies, SQL, Object Oriented programming (Java/J2EE), ASP, JavaScript, VB Script, XML and in designing relational databases using SQL Server 2008 and MS Access. Geetha graduated with Master's from the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering.

 

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Jaya Mathur, CPA*, MA
Email: Jaya@ScholtesCPA.com

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 government 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.

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Alexandra Buscemi, CPA
Email: Alex@ScholtesCPA.com

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.

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Jenna Oppitz, CPA*
Email: jenna@ScholtesCPA.com

Jenna has over 6 years of experience in public and private accounting. Throughout her time as an auditor at PwC 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.

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Heather Liberto, CPA
Email: heather@ScholtesCPA.com

Heather Liberto is a Certified Public Accountant who graduated from Virginia Tech in 2010. Heather began her career in Ernst & Young's audit practice in Philadelphia where she focused primarily on manufacturing, biomedical and pharmaceutical clients. She was promoted to senior during her time there. In 2013, Heather moved to Baltimore and started working in Baltimore Gas & Electric's accounting department. Her primary responsibilities here included monthly financial reporting and analysis, as well as acting as the accounting department's liaison with Exelon's technology advancement team.

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Annie E. Scholtes Quenzer
Email: Annie@ScholtesCPA.com

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.

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Kimberly Woodworth
Email: Kim@ScholtesCPA.com

Kim has over 15 years' experience in the accounting, payroll, management and marketing of a jointly owned Corporation. Kim regularly performs attest engagements for her clients including internal control compliance, audits and reviews. Kim also performs a variety of accounting services in addition to attest services including, but not limited to U.S based clients as she regularly performs accounting services for international clients in Switzerland and China. In addition, Kim performs special projects for fraud detection and fraud investigations for the Firm. Kim has vast knowledge of QuickBooks accounting software; including, initial client set up, payroll accounting and all facets of bookkeeping. Kim handles all the accounting for several clients on a weekly and monthly basis including assisting clients with budgets, cash flow projections, financial reporting and analysis, payroll processing, marketing and some human resource management. Kim has a Bachelor's in Science, Accounting concentration from The University of Baltimore, 2010, graduated Cum Laude and recognized on the High Honors Deans List. Kim is also a member of the Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Honor Society and the Sigma Iota Epsilon Management Honor Society.

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Stacy Skelley
Email: Stacyskelley@ScholtesCPA.com

Stacy Skelley has over 20 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 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.

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Eileen Strauss
Email: eileen@ScholtesCPA.com

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 account 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.

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Marina Strehin
Email: Marina@ScholtesCPA.com

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 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 workpaper preparation.

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Michelle Marlow
Email: Michelle@ScholtesCPA.com

Michelle Marlow has over 10 years of experience in the accounting industry. Michelle regularly performs attest engagements including audits, reviews and compilations as well as preparing financial statements and providing accounting services to the Firm's clients. Michelle specializes in internal control compliance. Prior to joining the Firm, Michelle served as Assistant VP and Treasurer at Madison Bank of Maryland for the majority of her tenure with the bank. Her duties included general ledger processing, bank reconciliations, financial report preparation and Federal reporting. She also oversaw the accounting department at the bank. Michelle has knowledge of QuickBooks Accounting software, payroll services, accounts receivable and much more.

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Cynthia L. Burch, CPA*, MBA
Email: cynthia@ScholtesCPA.com

Cindy is a Certified Public Accountant, with 22 years of accounting and finance experience including 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 and bookkeeper 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 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 which includes monthly close, 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.

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Maureen Preston
Email: maureen@ScholtesCPA.com

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 B.A. with concentration in Accounting from Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, PA.

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Kim Spacek, CPA
Email: kim@ScholtesCPA.com

Kim Spacek, CPA - 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..

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Alumni of the Firms Internship Program

We are very proud of our Loyola College interns and their successful career paths.

Suzanne Dwyer, Loyola College graduate May 2006, candidate for the CPA exam, currently a staff accountant with Deloitte in New York

Mike Weidner, Loyola College graduate May 2006, candidate for the CPA exam, currently a staff accountant with Hayes and Company in New York

Julie Gebbia, Loyola College graduate May 2006, candidate for the CPA exam, currently a staff accountant with Grant Thornton in New York

Stacy Trefaller, Loyola College graduate May 2003, CPA candidate, currently a staff accountant with the Big 4 public accounting firm, KPMG Peat Marwick, in San Francisco.
Stacy is currently pursuing her MBA.

Robert Schoellkopf, Loyola College graduate May 2004, candidate for the CPA exam, currently a staff accountant with the Big 4 international accounting firm of Ernst & Young (Baltimore)

Stephanie Dorn, Loyola College graduate May 2004, candidate for the CPA exam, currently a staff accountant with the regional accounting firm of Ellin & Tucker, Chartered.

Timothy Zahrobsky, Loyola College graduate May 2004, candidate for the CPA exam, currently a staff accountant with the Big 4 international accounting firm of KPMG Peat Marwick.

Lauren Todtenhagen, Loyola College graduate December 2003, candidate for the CPA exam, currently a staff accountant with the Big 4 international accounting firm of PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Kathryn Coyne, Loyola College graduate December 2003, candidate for the CPA exam, currently a staff accountant with the national accounting firm of Grant Thornton, Baltimore.

Brad Griggs, Loyola College graduate May 2006, candidate for the CPA exam, currently a staff accountant with BDO Seidman in New York

Shannon Barnes, Loyola College graduate May 2007, candidate for the CPA exam, currently a staff accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Craig Pereira, Loyola College graduate May 2007, candidate for the CPA exam, currently a staff accountant with KMPG Peat Marwick in Baltimore

Dan O'Hara, Loyola College graduate May 2007, candidate for the CPA exam, currently a staff accountant with Reznick, Fedder and Silverman in Baltimore.

Jessica Andrews, Loyola College graduate May 2008, candidate for the CPA exam, currently a staff accountant with Ellin & Tucker, Chartered in Baltimore City.

Catherine Pasquale, Loyola College graduate May 2009, currently a staff accountant with Stout, Causey and Horning

Erica Terrinoni, Loyola College graduate May 2009, currently a staff accountant with Parante Randolph Accountants and Consultants in Philadelphia, PA.

Shannon Smith, Loyola College graduate May 2009, currently working with Clifton Gunderson

Masoud Najmabadi, University of Florida graduate, candidate for the CPA exam, currently a staff accountant with Grant Thornton in Fairfax, Virginia

Nicole Cassell, College of Notre Dame of Maryland graduate May 2010, candidate for the CPA exam, currently a staff accountant with Grant Thornton in Timonium, Maryland.

Michael DeLaHoz, Loyola University graduate May 2012, currently a staff accountant with Ernst & Young in Baltimore, MD.

Sean Wey, Loyola University Graduate (May 2013), currently with PriceWaterhouse.

Jenna Schreiber, Loyola University Graduate (May 2012), currently with Crowe Horwath, LLP in New York.

Kevin Konich, Loyola University Graduate (May 2014), working with Crowe Horwath, LLP in New York.

Tori Egnatuk, Loyola University Graduate (May 2015), working with Grant Thornton, LLP in Baltimore.

Justin Lewis, Loyola University Graduate (May 2016) working with Grant Thornton, LLP in Baltimore.

Danny Horvath, Loyola University Graduate (December 2016) working with CohnReznick, LLP in Baltimore.

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C.E.A Scholtes & Associates at the Firm's Annual Dinner at Flemings Steak House (Downtown, Baltimore, MD) on Friday, November 4, 2005

Sitting Left to Right: Lauren Todtenhagen, Marta Scholtes, Kathleen Kotras, Stephanie Dorn

Standing Left to Right: Michael Weidner, Giada, Mike Volley, Beth Volley, Katie Koyne, Julie Gebbia, Suzanne Dwyer, Brad Griggs (Behind Suzanne), Chris Scholtes, Karen Broughton, J.P., Scholtes, Mary Warren Scholtes, Mike, Craig Kotras, Ned Broughton