Our Team

Bill Newkirk

– President/CEO

Bill was born and raised in Plano and has been around Newkirk & Associates for his entire life. He graduated from Plano High School as the valedictorian of his class. He went on to Rockford University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA). He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Throughout college, Bill completed internships at a registered investment advisor in Rockford, a small CPA firm in Stillman Valley, and a top 50 accounting firm (Rockford). Following graduation, Bill started as an associate at a different top 50 accounting firm where he quickly became a senior associate and gained valuable experience auditing governmental entities. Bill purchased Newkirk & Associates, Inc. from Marcia on January 1, 2016. Bill is well versed in personal and business income tax, payroll tax, and sales tax for small businesses. He attends the University of Illinois Tax School annually. He also manages all of the government audit engagements at Newkirk & Associates, Inc. He is a member of the Illinois CPA Society and participates in their government report review program annually. Bill has also taught classes at the Illinois Municipal Treasurer’s Association Institute. Outside of work, Bill enjoys spending time with his wife, Susie, sons Zack and Caleb, and daughter Julia. They enjoy going to the zoo and traveling as a family. Bill is also a volunteer firefighter at Lynn-Scott-Rock Fire District, serves on nonprofit boards, and is active in his church.

BNewkirk@newkirkcpas.com

630) 552-1040 Ext.101

Marcia Newkirk

Marcia was born and raised in Naperville and is the youngest of 12 children. She attended and graduated from Naperville North High School. Following high school, she went to Benedictine University in Lisle where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Marcia is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a member of the Illinois CPA Society. During college, she started working at a public accounting firm in Naperville where she gained valuable experience performing tax and accounting services for individuals and small businesses. Marcia started Newkirk & Associates and enjoyed the flexibility of raising her three sons, Adam, Bill, and Tim while having her office at home. Marcia specializes in providing tax and accounting services to individuals and small businesses. She attends the University of Illinois Tax School every year (and has for more than 30 years). She has also gained experience and serves as a quality control partner on government audits. She has served as clerk of a local fire district for more than 20 years. Marcia is phasing into retirement and is trying to spend less time at the office. She enjoys traveling with her husband, Jeff, and spending time at their vacation home in northern Wisconsin. She also loves playing with her grandchildren whenever she can.

MNewkirk@newkirkcpas.com

(630) 552-1040 Ext.102

Rich Klutz

Rich graduated from Thomas College with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in business administration. He joined Newkirk & Associates, Inc. in 2019 after several years of experience with other public accounting firms. Rich is pursuing his CPA license. He serves as a senior accountant and prepares personal and business tax returns in addition to supervising payroll, payroll tax, and bookkeeping engagements. He attends the University of Illinois Tax School annually. Rich has experience with nonprofit organizations as well. He founded a nonprofit to help homeless veterans and continues to manage that organization in his free time.

RKlutz@newkirkcpas.com

(630) 552-1040 Ext.103

Ronda Scherer

Ronda graduated from Lewis University with a bachelor’s degree in finance. She has over 10 years’ experience in public accounting and started at Newkirk & Associates, Inc. in 2014. Ronda is pursuing her CPA license. She serves as a senior accountant and assists with fieldwork on most of our audits and prepares personal and business tax returns. She is familiar with school district and governmental accounting and attends extensive continuing education courses specific to school district and governmental accounting as well as Single Audit every year. She also attends the University of Illinois Tax School annually.

RScherer@newkirkcpas.com

(630) 552-1040 Ext.104

Kristine Zitt

Kristine graduated from Augustana University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. In the summer of 2017, she interned at Newkirk & Associates, Inc., and she was hired as an associate after she graduated in 2018. Kristine is pursuing her CPA license. She serves as a staff accountant and assists with fieldwork on most of our audits and prepares personal and business tax returns. She is familiar with school district and governmental accounting and attends extensive continuing education courses specific to school district and governmental accounting as well as Single Audit every year. She also attends the University of Illinois Tax School annually.

KZitt@newkirkcpas.com

(630) 552-1040 Ext.105

Chanin Thill

Office@newkirkcpas.com

(630) 552-1040 Ext.106

Elena Sida

Office@newkirkcpas.com

(630) 552-1040 Ext.107

Carolyn Brown

Carolyn Brown

CBrown@newkirkcpas.com

815-562-1040 Ext.109

Abigail Levandowski

Abigail@newkirkcpas.com

815-562-1040 Ext.110

Andrea Meyer

AMeyer@newkirkcpas.com

(630) 552-1040 Ext. 113

Tommy Doody

TDoody@newkirkcpas.com

(630) 552-1040 Ext. 108