Baxter & Associates
755 W Walnut St. Oglesby IL 61348

Accounting Professionals

Jay Baxter

Raised in Depue and resides in Oglesby, IL
Married to Colleen and has 2 adult sons
Over 35 years of accounting and tax experience
In private practice since 1990
Bachelors & 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 commitee
Past Director & Treasurer of Illinois Valley Chamber Of Commerce
Past City Treasurer
Enjoys working with small and medium sized businesses, farmers, and individuals providing tax planning and preparation, financial consulting and planning, and accounting services

Julie Kilday

Born and raised in Peru, Illinois
Married to Josh Kilday and has two children
Resides in Tonica, Illinois
In public accounting since 2008, employed with Baxter & Associates since 2015
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Illinois Wesleyan University
QuickBooks Certified Online Pro Advisor
Enjoys hiking, camping, reading, cooking and travel
Volunteers for IVAR

Berneice Thompson

Accountant and Enrolled Agent
Born and raised in Malden, Illinois
Resides in LaSalle, Illinois
Employed with Baxter & Associates since 2013
Enrolled agent since 2015
QuickBooks Certified Desktop Pro Advisor and QuickBooks Certified Online Pro Advisor
Member NATP
Prior to Baxter & Associates was a business owner from 1995-2000
Certificate in Accounting from IVCC
IVCC Associates in Business Administration & General Studies
Enjoys horseback riding, motorcycle riding, swing dancing and reading

Rosalind Brooks

Resides in Peru Illinois
Graduated from Illinois State University with a Degree in Mathematics.
Continuing education courses through University of Illinois.
Preparing income taxes since 1986, employed with Baxter & Associates since 1994
Specializing in payroll and payroll taxes, proficient in QuickBooks Desktop
Illinois State Counsel with Carpenters Union for 14 years
Enjoys live music and dancing, travelling and collecting postcards

Paula Guttilla

Accountant and Enrolled Agent
Born and raised in Newton, Massachusetts and attended University of Denver in Colorado
Associates Degree in Accounting
Employed with Baxter & Associates since 1985
Resides in Utica, Illinois and has two children and four grandchildren
Hobbies include photography, travel, history, genealogy and bird watching
Community Service: Past Pres. LaSalle Co. League of Women Voters and the Peru Jaycettes, past
Treasurer of the Utica Garden Club and the LaSalle Co. Historical Society Museum, current Secrerary/Treasurer
For the Utica Cemetery Association and Secretary of Ottawa Art League, volunteer of North Central Illinois Art Works,
Member of Ottawa Art League, Starved Rock Area Audubon and River Valley Visuals
For a free initial consultation regarding all of our accounting, bookkeeping, and consulting services call Baxter & Associates at 815-883-3500.
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