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Jamie Dixon Takes on New Role With GJM

Gilmore Jasion Mahler (GJM) is pleased to announce that Jamie Dixon, CPA has been named as firm administrator. 

Already a member of the firm’s leadership team and Healthcare Specialist Team, Jamie’s new management role will include oversight of GJM firm operations, management reports and budgets as a critical member of the executive team for both the Maumee and Findlay offices. He joined GJM in April of 2013. 

Jamie’s professional expertise as a CPA is home health and long-term care. He has over thirty years of experience in both private and public accounting, providing consulting services to home health, hospice, skilled nursing facilities, intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICFIID), federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and other healthcare entities. He consults frequently on Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and cost report issues. Jamie will continue his client work in addition to his new leadership role.  

“I’m excited to take on this new challenge and expand my leadership role with the firm,” says Dixon. “I’ve developed strong relationships with many of my clients and am pleased to be able to continue to be there for them as well.”

GJM Managing Partner Kevin Gilmore says he’s confident Dixon will excel in his new position.

“No question, it’s an unusual time to take on a new role, as we all struggle with the pandemic and its impact on all of our lives, both personally and professionally. Jamie is a calm, capable leader and I have no doubt he will do an outstanding job as GJM’s new firm administrator.”   

Dixon has already assumed his new duties.

Established in 1996, Gilmore Jasion Mahler, LTD (GJM) is the largest public accounting firm in Northwest Ohio, with offices in Maumee and Findlay. Locally owned, GJM offers cloud-based accounting and provides comprehensive services including assurance, business advisory, tax, risk advisory, healthcare management and outsourced accounting. The Firm’s professionals specialize in industries including construction & real estate, healthcare, manufacturing & distribution and utilities.

GJM COVID-19 Update & Resources

GJM COVID-19 Update and ResourcesAs our country faces the COVID-19 crisis we want to take a moment to bring you up to date on some of the steps Gilmore Jasion Mahler is taking as a result. We would also like to share some information on some resources for businesses, should you need them.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has announced a loan program to provide economic assistance to companies due to the slowing down of business in Ohio. It may be available to help your business provide funding for payroll, past due accounts payable and other working capital needs. Typically, such a loan program will have a very low interest rate and up to 30 years repayment schedule. Also, in the unfortunate event that furloughs or layoffs are necessary during these challenging times, impacted employees should qualify for immediate unemployment compensation relief.

Here are some helpful links for businesses seeking information in both Ohio and Michigan.

http://jfs.ohio.gov/ouio/CoronavirusAndUI.stm

https://www.sba.gov/page/guidance-businesses-employers-plan-respond-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19

https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-98178_98179---,00.html

While there has been talk of the IRS possibly moving back the April 15 tax deadline, as of now there is no official word on if that may happen so GJM is currently working under the assumption there is no delay in the tax deadline. We expect to receive further guidance from the US Department of the Treasury this week and will promptly let everyone know.

As we are writing this, our offices remain open, though we have encouraged our staff to work from home if possible for the next three weeks. Should you need to drop off tax documents, GJM offices will be open during our normal business hours for you to do so.

We will continue to monitor COVID-19 developments here in Northwest Ohio and around the nation and share further information with our clients and partners as needed. Please feel free to reach out to your GJM team with any questions or concerns.

Established in 1996, Gilmore Jasion Mahler, LTD (GJM) is the largest public accounting firm in Northwest Ohio, with offices in Maumee and Findlay. Locally owned, GJM offers cloud-based accounting services and provides comprehensive services including assurance, business advisory, tax, risk advisory and healthcare management. The firm's professionals specialize in industries including construction & real estate, healthcare, manufacturing & distribution and utilities.

Hannah Mankowski Joins GJM

Hannah Mankowski GJMHannah Mankowski recently came on board with GJM as an Audit Associate. Here's a chance to get to know her a bit as she settles into her new role. Welcome, Hannah!

When did you join GJM? November 2019

What do you like best about accounting? I like that everything fits together and can be figured out. Working through a problem and being able to deliver what you said you were going to deliver and add value is very satisfying.  

Are you from the Toledo area originally? If not, where are you from? I am originally from Plainwell, Michigan (near Kalamazoo). Went to BGSU for college and decided to stay in the area.

What do you like about living in Northwest Ohio? I like living close to BG and Cedar Point

Anything you’d like to share about your past professional experience? I spent two years with one of the big four accounting firms and I got to learn and experience a lot in that time with them.

Do you have any pets, hobbies, family? I am from a family with 6 other siblings, so that has taught me to deal with and thrive under chaos. My current family includes my husband, Reid (who also works at GJM), my two dogs (Bogey and Ace) and myself. I played golf through high school and then in college at BGSU so I enjoy golfing and I am lucky that Reid does as well. I also love to spend time with our families.

Favorite book or movie? One of my favorite books is Pride and Prejudice, but I also have read the Harry Potter series multiple times.

What is something people may be surprised to find out about you? I loved running in college and ran two half marathons. I do not run as much anymore. Ha, Ha.

Interested in pursuing a career with Gilmore Jasion Mahler? Please visit our careers page to get a feel for life at GJM.

Established in 1996, Gilmore Jasion Mahler, LTD (GJM) is the largest public accounting firm in Northwest Ohio, with offices in Maumee and Findlay. Locally owned, GJM offers cloud-based accounting and provides comprehensive services including assurance, business advisory, tax, risk advisory, healthcare management and outsourced accounting. The firm's professionals specialize in industries including construction & real estate, healthcare, manufacturing & distribution and utilities.

Emily Beebe Comes On Board with GJM

Emily Beebe GJMEmily Beebe has joined the GJM audit team as an associate. Here’s an introduction in the form of a Q&A. Welcome, Emily!

Describe your role at GJM: So far, I’ve spent my time at GJM learning auditing basics and the common tasks I’ll be completing. I’m looking forward to working with clients directly in the future.

When did you start working at GJM? September 16, 2019.

Why did you choose the accounting industry? I was originally majoring in psychology and found myself taking a required accounting course – it “clicked” so much better for me and I changed my major. The rest fell into place!

Why did you specifically decide that GJM was a good fit for you? I knew I wanted to get involved with auditing but didn’t have an interest in the Big 4 firms. GJM, being a smaller but still reputable firm, is perfect for me.

Are you from the Toledo area originally? If not, where are you from? I’m not from the Toledo area – I’m from mid-Ohio, near Bucyrus/New Washington.

What do you like about living in Northwest Ohio? I like living in Northwest Ohio because I can stay close to my family while also pursuing opportunities that aren’t available in rural mid-Ohio.

Where did you go to school? I went to school at Heidelberg University in Tiffin for my undergrad, and BGSU for my Master of Accountancy.   

How do you like to spend your free time? I like to spend my free time outdoors and enjoy hiking and spending time with pets. I’m not very athletic and am not involved in sports but like to stay active anyway.

Are you involved in any community organizations, do any volunteer work? Is there a particular cause you feel strongly about? If so, why? I’m passionate about pets and animals and am interested in volunteering for local shelters. My family has adopted almost exclusively shelter pets in the past, and they are always such wonderful animals that deserve a loving home.

Favorite song or music? I’m a fan of country music – it seems I’m not alone at GJM!

Favorite book or movie? I’m pretty open with books and movies and will enjoy almost anything, except scary/horror movies which I can’t handle!

What is something people may be surprised to find out about you? Someone might be surprised to learn that I’ve done some website design in the past and know a bit of coding. 

Welcome Back to GJM, Lauren

Lauren Webber Gilmore Jasion MahlerA familiar face has returned to Gilmore Jasion Mahler. Lauren Webber is back on board as a Tax Supervisor and member of GJM's Construction Specialist Team and Manufacturing Specialist Team. Enjoy this Q&A. Welcome back, Lauren!

When did you start employment at GJM? 10/28/19 – formerly employed 2015-2017

Why did you choose the accounting industry? I like working with people and numbers.

What do you like best about accounting? Helping people solve problems/reach goals.

Are you from the Toledo area originally? If not, where are you from? I am from Toledo.

What do you like about living in Northwest Ohio? I love the greater Toledo area!  It’s a community-minded and engaging place to be.

Anything you’d like to share about your past professional experience? I am proud to have been the Owens Corning Volunteer of the Year in 2018.

Do you have any pets, hobbies, family? I have way too many pets- cats, dogs, fish, reptiles, small mammals, you name it.

How do you like to spend your free time? With pets/family/friends.  I also enjoy running, painting, reading, playing piano.

Favorite song or music? That’s too hard to pick!

Favorite book or movie? Book- A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving | Movie- Donnie Darko

Are you involved in any community organizations, do any volunteer work? I am the treasurer for Paws & Whiskers Cat Shelter and for Toledo Streets Newspaper.

What is something people may be surprised to find out about you? I hope to have farm animals one day.