THE NEAL GROUP, LLC
The Neal Group, LLC was founded on the belief that every small business owner deserves accounting solutions that save time, reduce taxes, and make life easier. As your CPA, we promise to do the heavy lifting on the financial side of your business so you’re free to focus on running it. From bookkeeping, cash flow, and budgeting to money-saving tax strategies, we’ll be in your corner every step of the way to help control expenses and optimize profits so your business can be all you want it to be.
Meet the Team
CPA, MST, CPFP, CTP
More about Jon
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Director of First Impressions
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Director of Marketing
More about Breann
Director of Stress Relief and Treats
More about Tucker
Jon Neal, CPA, MST, CPFP, CTP – The Neal Group LLC was founded in 1984 by Jon Neal. Jon has over 40 years of experience in public accounting. In 1977, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a BBA in Accounting and Management Information Systems and in 1987 with a Master’s of Science in Taxation (MST). Jon received his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license from the State of Wisconsin in 1980. He is especially focused on closely held businesses and their owners to help them reach their goals. As a Certified Profit First Professional (CPFP) Jon works with businesses to keep more cash in their pockets. In addition to small business accounting, as a Certified Tax Professional (CTP) Jon does extensive tax planning and tax resolution for individuals and businesses. Jon is an international, best-selling author, having written six books on various tax and accounting topics and has appeared on several television and radio shows sharing his knowledge. Personally, Jon enjoys singing in his church’s choir, spending time with his family and volunteer work. Jon and Ann have four children, seven grandchildren and live in Hales Corners.
Kim Gervais, Accountant – Kim joined The Neal Group team in 1996 while attending Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) and received her Associates Degree in accounting in 1998. She works directly with our clients to prepare financial statements and payroll, sales tax and income tax returns. Kim and her husband, Frank, reside in Big Bend with their two daughters. When not at work, she enjoys camping, volunteering for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and cheering her daughters on at All Star Cheerleading competitions.
Erica Strevel, Accountant – Erica began her accounting career with The Neal Group in 2002 as an Intern, staying on as a Staff Accountant upon graduating. She earned her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Marquette University. Life and family moved Erica across the country, where she continued her career in accounting and finance. She received her Masters of Accounting from Texas A&M – Commerce and is currently working on her CPA certification. Erica is a Certified Profit First Professional, and takes pride in helping businesses grow and be more profitable using the Profit First strategy. Erica is excited to have the opportunity to return to The Neal Group in 2021 and work with our clients in putting more money in their pocket. She and her two children live in the Dayton, Ohio area where they enjoy family game nights, music events, and caring for their pets.
Michelle Voskuil, CPA – Michelle returned to The Neal Group in 2022 after a long, successful stint as the Chief Financial Officer at Cities and Villages Mutual Insurance Company. She worked for The Neal Group in 2002-2003 before going to school for a clinical Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. She began working in the accounting field in high school, completing individual tax returns and financial statements for small businesses. Michelle graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from UW-Whitewater in 1988. She received her Certified Public Accounting license in 1990 from the State of Wisconsin. After graduation, she worked in public accounting and moved into positions of internal auditor and controller in the insurance and financial industry. At The Neal Group, Michelle’s focus will be on tax preparation, tax planning and tax resolution. When she is not at The Neal Group, Michelle works at a golf course and also loves to play volleyball, travel internationally, spend time with friends and attend Milwaukee Brewers games.
Brittanie Bruski, Director of First Impressions – Brittanie was born and raised in Alpena, Michigan. She received her Associates Degree in Legal Assistant with a concentration in Pre-Law from Alpena Community College (ACC) and while taking classes there, she worked as the switchboard operator and receptionist. She was known as “The Voice” of ACC. Brittanie relocated to Milwaukee and joined The Neal Group team in 2003. She enjoys all aspects of being part of the team, from answering the phones to helping our clients when they come into the office and everything in between. Brittanie and her two children live in Grafton. When not at work, Brittanie’s favorite things are being a hockey mom and a volleyball mom!
Breann Andersch, Director of Marketing – In 2006, Breann joined our team as a seasonal employee while still in high school. She became a regular team member in 2008 after graduating with honors from Horlick High School. Breann is responsible for all facets of marketing plus scanning, billing and accounts receivable. Breann and Jeff live in Racine with their son. Outside of work, Breann enjoys shopping and spending time with friends and family.
Tucker, Director of Stress Relief and Treats – Tucker is an Alabama Special rescue dog. Mostly a Chocolate Labrador, he was dumped by his previous owners who no longer wanted him. How could you not want this lovable guy? Tucker loves to meet everyone who comes into the office and lets them give him a belly rub or a treat. He helps relieve stress by being a friend and letting you know you made the right choice by coming in. No matter your challenge, Tucker knows better days are ahead from personal experience.
It’s one thing to manage a business; it’s quite another to grow it.
If you’re reading this, you know what I’m talking about.
It seems like the books are being handled properly. It seems like payroll is (mostly?) under control. It seems like the IRS is okay with how we’re handling our taxes. It seems like the financial reporting is in place.
We’re flush … most of the time. But we’re certainly not growing. We’re not prospering.
What are we missing?
This is a common story that we hear when we first start talking to business owners. The boxes are checked; the people are in place … but the fact is, they’re not quite sure how to optimize the financials for performance and growth.
Our specialty is in reading between the lines of the systems, the softwares, and the financial statements to see the true financial story being told … even when the reports all “seem” okay (for now).
The fact is that the Federal Government would love to have more of your business’s hard-earned money in their accounts. Your employees probably don’t care about cost control as much as they should. Your sales team might need to focus their efforts in a new direction.
But you don’t have to hand more dollars over to the government than they require just because you don’t know their rules as well as they do. You don’t have to live in a constant state of anxiety over the state of your books. The future of your business doesn’t have to be a question mark.
Let’s get a real-time reading on your business’s financial health with our bookkeeping services. Answer a few questions below to get started.
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Talk again soon,
Jon Neal, CPA MST CPFP
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PPS — Already want to come in? I don’t blame you … many people are fed up with trying to manage their books and financials on their own. Our schedule is very full … but if you call us at 414-325-2040 or Email Us, we’ll give you two options for coming in right away. We will NOT make dealing with a business advisor as painful as dealing with your books has already been!