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

Mark.Nicholas
Mark Nicholas, CPA, CVA, CFE, CFF, Managing Partner
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  • Mark's focus includes tax compliance and tax strategy.
  • He enjoys consulting with clients on trusts and estate matters.
  • A large part of his work consists of his role as an expert witness in the fields of business valuation, fraud investigation and forensics.

 


Kathy
Kathleen Boudeman-Nicholas, CPA, CVA, Manager
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  • Kathy has worked in public accounting since graduating from Illinois State University in 1984.
  • Her experience includes tax preparation for individuals, corporations, partnerships, trusts, and non-profits; business valuation; and financial statement compilation and review.
  • Kathy enjoys working with business clients to assist with their accounting needs.



Nicole Allen
Nicole Allen, CPA, CVA, Manager
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  • Nicole graduated Summa Cum Laude in May 2010 from Illinois State University with her Master’s Degree in Professional Accountancy.
  • Her professional work involves business and personal tax preparation, business
    consultation, financial statement preparation, business valuations and fraud investigation/prevention.



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Vickie May, Manager of Office Services
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  • Vickie is a graduate of North Alabama College of Commerce.
  • She has been at Insight CPAs since 1978.
  • She specializes as a resource person in the areas of payroll, employment tax, sales tax, accounts payable, 1099s, and other bookkeeping services and can also help with training in those areas.
  • She can assist with tax notices, sales and payroll tax audits.
  • Her experience also includes church payroll.
  • She can assist with QuickBooks, Accounting CS, 1099-etc and other software programs.


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Jaimie Klawitter, CPA
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  • Jaimie graduated from University of Illinois Champaign with her Master’s Degree in Accounting and Taxation in 2011.
  • She specializes in the preparation of business, individual, trust and estate tax returns.
  • Her experience also includes financial statement preparation and business consultations.


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Cheryl Petelin, CPA
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  • Cheryl graduated from Illinois State University in December 1997 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.
  • She has 12+ years of experience in public accounting.
  • She specializes in the preparation of business, individual, trust and estate tax returns.
  • Her experience also includes financial statement preparation and review preparations.

 

Olivia

Olivia Khouaja, CPA
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  • She graduated from Illinois State University in December 2015 with her Master’s Degree in Professional Accountancy.
  • She specializes in the preparation of business, individual, trust and estate tax returns.
  • Her experience also includes financial statement preparation and multi-state compliance.

 

 

Jessica MacDonald, CPAJessica MacDonald, CPA
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  • Jessica graduated from Illinois State University in 2015 with her Master’s Degree in Professional Accountancy.
  • She has been working in public accounting since 2013.
  • Her experience includes financial statement preparation and income tax preparation for individuals, businesses, trusts, and non-profits.
  • Currently, her focuses include business valuation assistance, fraud investigation assistance, church accounting, and clergy taxation.

 

 

KennyKenneth J. Schmidt III
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  • Kenny graduated from Westminster College with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Finance in December 2017.
  • He specializes in the preparation of financial statements as well as the preparation of Individual and business tax returns.
  • When not in the office, Kenny’s hobbies include spending time in the outdoors hunting and fishing as well as spending time with his dog Auggie.

 

 

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Renee Rice
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  • Renee joined the firm in 2011.
  • She assists in the office services department.
  • She specializes and provides training in the preparation of payroll, payroll tax, sales tax, accounts payable and accounts receivable.

 

 

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  • Amy graduated in May of 1993 from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science Degree with a concentration in Hospitality Services.
  • She joined the firm in February 2011 as an Administrative Assistant
  • She has 20+ years of customer service experience.

 

 

074Amy 12.15.17FINAL cropped webCheryl Biggs
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  • Cheryl joined the firm in July 2018.
  • She has extensive experience in office management and customer relations.

 

 

 

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  • Deb was an Accounting/Business Management major with a minor in Design Drafting at Evangel University and Richland Community College.
  • She manages the processing of all documentation.
  • She also, assists all upper management to provide quality, efficient and exceptional service to all our clients.

 

 

074Amy 12.15.17FINAL cropped webJamie Bishop
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  • Jamie graduated from Lincoln Christian University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries.
  • Her outgoing personality coupled with her excellent ability to communicate makes her a great addition to our team.

 

 

074Amy 12.15.17FINAL cropped webMadelyn Griffith
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  • Maddie is a recently graduated from Heartland Community College with an Associate in Arts - Concentrating in Accounting. She is currently attending Illinois State University to obtain a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Professional Accountancy.

 

 

074Amy 12.15.17FINAL cropped webNick O’Donnell
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  • Nick graduated from Olympia High School in May 2019.
  • He is currently finishing up his final semester at Heartland Community College, upon completion he, will then transfer to Illinois State University and obtain a Master's degree in Financial Accounting.

 

 

074Amy 12.15.17FINAL cropped webSaria Cain
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  • Saria graduated in 2020 from Milikin with and MBA.
  • She graduated in 2019 from Milikin with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy.
  • Saria works with many different clients preparing taxes, financial statements, payroll, and payroll tax returns.

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