About Us

Insight CPAs & Financial LLC was founded more than 60 years ago and has a staff of experienced professionals to serve you.

Our Accounting Department is responsible for the management of the firm’s quality control procedures which are subject to periodic peer review.

The firm’s Tax Department coordinates the execution of the various tax services performed by our partners and staff.

Our Financial Services and Wealth Management partners offer a plethora of information to clients to assist them in maximizing the potential of their personal or business earnings.

We are also dedicated to providing our clients with assistance in business management, operating strategies and management accounting services (MAS.)

Most of our clients are small- to medium-sized family controlled businesses, professional firms, governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations. We look forward to becoming a valuable resource for your family and your business!


Our Mission Statement

Philosophy

You are the most important person in our office.

You deserve timely, personalized service. Our personnel operate as a team to give you the best service at the least possible cost. We are available when you need us with individual, creative attention—tailored to fit your needs.

Our Staff

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Mark Nicholas
CPA, CFE, CVA, CFF - Managing Member
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Mark Nicholas has 30 years of experience in public accounting, primarily working with small- to medium-size businesses and nonprofit organizations, providing accounting and tax services.

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Kathleen Boudeman-Nicholas
CPA, CVA, Manager
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Kathleen Boudeman-Nicholas received a degree in accounting from Illinois State University in 1984 and began working in public accounting that same year. Kathleen is a Certified Public Accountant and a manager at the firm.

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Nicole Allen
Manager
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Nicole graduated Summa Cum Laude in May 2010 with her Master’s Degree in Professional Accountancy from Illinois State University. She holds credentials as a certified public accountant (CPA) and a certified business valuation analyst (CVA).

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Vickie May
Office Manager
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Vickie May is a graduate of North Alabama College of Commerce. She joined our firm in 1978.

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Amy Matich
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Amy joined the firm in February 2011. Amy graduated from Eastern Illinois University in May of 1993 with a Bachelors of Science Degree. Amy and her husband Chris reside in Chenoa.

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Renee Rice

Renee Rice
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Renee joined the firm in 2011. She works in our accounting services department assisting clients with the preparation of payroll, payroll tax returns, sales tax and general bookkeeping needs. She also specializes in working with homeowner associations.

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Jaimie Klawitter
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Jaimie graduated in May 2011 from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with her masters in accounting and taxation. She joined the firm shortly after graduation. She holds credentials as a certified public accountant (CPA).

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Cheryl Petelin
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Cheryl started with the firm in October 2012. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in accounting from ISU in December 1997 and has been a CPA since 1998. She has 9 years of experience in public accounting and 2 in private industry.

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Anna Thurber

Anna Thurber
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Anna graduated from the University of Virginia in 2011 with degrees in astronomy and mathematics. She moved to Illinois in August of 2012 and began working at Insight the following month.

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Olivia Geshwilm

Olivia Khouaja
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Olivia is currently an accounting major at Illinois State University. She will graduate in December 2015 with a Master’s Degree in Professional Accountancy. She will then begin testing to earn the CPA certification.

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