Staff of Jay Baxter CPA of Oglesby IL.

Jay Baxter, CPA

Born and raised in Depue, Illinois
Married to Colleen Baxter 2 son Brian and Aaron
Resides in Oglesby Illinois
Over 30 years of accounting and tax experience
Bachelors and Masters degrees in accounting from the University of Illinois
Member of the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) and ICPAS (Illinois Certified Public Accountants Society).
Former member of the ICPAS’s agricultural committee
Currently serving as a director of the Illinois Valley Chamber of Commerce
Current Oglesby City Treasurer
Worked for 2 accounting firms and FBFM (Farm Business Farm Management) before starting own practice in 1990
Enjoy working with small to medium sized business and farmers throughout the year, providing them with tax, financial and accounting assistance and advice
With an excellent staff, prepare over 1500 individual, corporate, partnership and trust Income tax returns annually
Hobbies hunting and fishing


Paula Guttilla, Accountant and EA

Born and raised in Newton, Massachusetts and attended University of Denver in Colorado.
Associates Degree in Accounting.
25 years Tax and Accounting Experience.
Working for Jay Baxter since 1985.
Lives in Utica, Illinois. Has two children and three grandchildren.
Hobbies include photography, travel, history, genealogy, and bird watching.
Community Service: Past Pres. LaSale CO. League of Women Voters and the Peru Jaycettes, past Treasurer of the Utica Garden Club and The LaSalle CO. Historical Society Museum, current Treasure of the Utica Special Events Committee, Utica Cemetery Assoc. and North Central Illinois Art Works. Also a member of Ottawa Art League and Starved Rock area Audubon.


Sandy Nowatka, Accountant and EA

Born and raised in Indiana. Has been a resident of Illinois for 43 years.
Married to Richard for 43 years. They have 2 sons and 4 grandchildren.
Currently living in Peru, IL.
28 years of accounting and tax preparation experience.
Attended Indiana University, Associate Degree, summa cum laude from Sauk Valley College.
Enjoys working with small to mid-sized sole proprietorships, corporations and partnership entities providing accounting assissance, support and tax preparation.
Member of NATP and NAEA.
Hobbies include travel, gardening and reading.
Served formerly as county chairman of American Cancer Society for Whiteside and Bureau Counties. Currently a volunteer with Project Santa and the Illinois Valley Animal Rescue.


Rosalind Brooks

Resides in Peru Illinois
Graduated from Illinois State University with a Degree in Mathematics.
Continuing education courses through University of Illinois.
26 years of experience preparing & referencing tax returns.
Specializing in payroll and payroll taxes.
Illinois State Counsel with Carpenters Union 14 years.

For a free initial consultation regarding all of our accounting, bookkeeping, and consulting services call Jay Baxter CPA at 815-883-3500.