Hall, Kistler & Company Hires, Promotes and Gets Certified

Hall, Kistler & Company  Hires, Promotes and Gets Certified

January 2012

Hall, Kistler & Company LLP is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Monica Rankin as Senior Bookkeeper, the promotion of Kelly M. Kimble to Supervisor and the certification of Andrew (Andy) Griffin, CPA as a Certified Public Accountant.

Monica Rankin joins the firm as a Senior Bookkeeper with over 15 years as a QuickBooks/Peachtree consultant and most recently owned her own business. The clients she has served include oil and gas attorneys, doctor offices, insurance companies, restaurants and retail operations.  She will continue to work in the areas of bookkeeping, client payroll, Peachtree and QuickBooks consulting, including the installation and upgrade of software.

Kelly M. Kimble has been promoted from Senior Accountant to Supervisor. Her experience includes audit and accounting engagements, audits of qualified retirement plans, review and compilation services, and preparing financial statements and taxation services for clients in manufacturing, service industries, wholesale retail and trade, and nonprofit organizations. 

Kelly joined Hall, Kistler & Company in 2004 after graduating from Stark State College of Technology with an associate of applied business degree in accounting.  In 2011, she graduated from Franklin University with a bachelor of science in accounting with a minor in finance. She is a member of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA), the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Women’s Initiative Network.

Andrew (Andy) Griffin has passed the Certified Public Accountants exam administered by the Accountancy Board of Ohio. Andy joined Hall, Kistler & Company LLP in 2004 after receiving his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and Business from Malone University.  He practices in the areas of accounting, audit and tax for clients in the oil and gas, manufacturing and distribution and wholesale industries as well as other closely held companies.  He serves on several firm committees including the oil and gas and audit and accounting committees. 

Andy is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA), and the Council of Petroleum Accountants Society – Appalachia.  He is a graduate of the 2007 Spotlight Stark County program and is a member of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce.

CPA Licensing Requirements

To earn the CPA credential and become licensed, an individual undergoes extensive education and training and must meet the following requirements:

  • Earn a degree from an accredited college or university with 150 semester hours
  • Work under the supervision of a licensed CPA for a minimum of one year
  • Sit for a uniform, four-part exam that measures competency in business, accounting and financial reporting disciplines, and prepares individuals to accept the professional and legal responsibilities of a licensed CPA
  • Once licensed, a CPA must earn an additional 120 hours of continuing education every three years

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