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About Us

About Our Firm

J L Widman, Incorporated was originally established in 1974 as Widman Enterprises. In 1980, James Widman incorporated the business into J L Widman, Incorporated. Our first office was located at 1289 West 500 South, Rochester Indiana.

On October 1, 2001, our practice expanded and opened an additional office in Rochester, Indiana. Providing prompt and efficient services with the highest of standards led to the opening of our third office in North Judson, Indiana in 2006.

In June, 2007, Jennifer Korous, CPA joined us and J L Widman, Incorporated became a licensed CPA firm.

 

 

 

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. J L Widman, Incorporated is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of the area's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around the area. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose J L Widman, Incorporated receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

James L Widman, EA, ATA, ATP

President

Jim attended Lasalle University, Chicago where he studied accounting. He has been preparing tax returns and providing bookkeeping and financial services for over 40 years. He has also been involved in the manufacturing sector as well as international accounting. Jim is a Quick Books Pro Advisor, a member of the National Accounting Society, the National Association of Tax Professionals and is an Accredited Tax Advisor and Accredited Tax Preparer. In his spare time, Jim keeps busy working within county government and serves as Vice-President of the Fulton County Council.

Susan L Widman

Vice President / Office Manager

Susan is the office manager at J L Widman, Incorporated. She is responsible for the monthly and quarterly payroll tax returns and W-2 filing. Susan reviews all income tax returns for accuracy before assembly and electroncially files the returns with IRS. Susan is also primarly responsible for the staff's schedules. To schedule an appointment for a consulation, please contact Susan. Susan is a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals.

Jennifer A Korous, CPA

CEO

Jennifer graduated from Indiana University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. She received her Masters Degree in Accounting and Financial Management from Keller Graduate School of Management in 2007. She received her Certified Public Accounting license in March, 2007. She is experienced in accounting, income tax preparation, corporate consolidations, multi-state sales tax reporting, manufacturing and cost accounting. Jennifer is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Indiana CPA Society and the National Association of Tax Professionals.