Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Alexis Lynn a 2012 Delmarvelous Woman

Congrats to Alexis for being recognized as a 2012 Delmarvelous woman. We knew it all along!

Click on her name to hear her story:

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Troyer-Jones becomes CERTIFIED Quickbooks Pro Advisor

December 1, 2011
For Immediate Release

Matilda Troyer-Jones, a six year employee and Staff Accountant at First State CPAs LLC on State Street in Dover, has successfully completed the 2011 Quickbooks certification course.
Although regular Proadvisor status is available to anyone for a fee, CERTIFIED Proadvisors must complete a comprehensive 16 hour course and pass  a challenging exam.  The course teaches: setting up Quickbooks, training others to use Quickbooks, recording transactions, payroll, inventory, advanced reporting, and using other programs that integrate with Quickbooks.  Jones’s enhanced Quickbooks skills will enable her to better assist small business clients of the CPA firm. The majority of their small business clients do utilize this software. More information is available on the page (below) or at 736-6657.

Troyer and Hoagland Earn AAS in Accounting

May 16, 2011

For Immediate Release

Matilda Troyer and Alaina Hoagland, employees of First State CPAs LLC, on State Street in Dover have both earned their AAS in Accounting degrees from Delaware Technical and Community College and will graduate Magnum Cum Laude at the Terry Campus this evening. They are already utilizing the knowledge and skills they gained attending DTCC to assist clients of the CPA firm with various accounting services. 

Lynn earns CPA certification

March 14, 2011 

For Immediate or call 736-6657.

DOVER — Alexis Lynn has joined First State CPAs LLC as a Certified Public Accoun­tant.

Ms. Lynn earned her certification as a CPA in February from the Delaware State Board of Accountancy after pass­ing a rigorous exam and ethics test.

“Alexis joined our team in 2006 after graduating summa cum laude from Wilmington University with her bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a minor in Finance. She specializes in preparing complex tax returns such as those that include multi-state, bank­ruptcy, and divorce related issues,” said Kathleen Sarchett, a partner in the firm.

First State CPA is based at 18 S. State St., Dover. For more information, go to www.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Patterson & Kelly P.A. Announces Merger with First State CPAs LLC

Prepared July 23, 2010 for immediate release:

Dover: John P. Kelly CPA has announced that, effective August 31, his firm of Patterson & Kelly P.A. will be joining forces with First State CPAs LLC. The combined firm will locate its offices at 18 South State Street in Dover and will retain the name First State CPAs LLC. The new partnership of John P. Kelly CPA, Ronald J. Pryor CPA, and Kathleen A. Sarchett CPA will be able to offer clients the benefit of a combined 50 years of experience in public accounting. First State CPAs LLC is also home to staff accountants Alexis Lynn and Matilda Troyer - each with nearly 5 years of experience.

According to Kelly, this union will enable the long-time colleagues to take advantage of each others’ expertise. “There are so many new tax laws and issues facing individuals and business owners in the down economy. It is becoming more and more difficult for CPAs to be able to provide expert advice in every area without working as a team.” Ron Pryor agreed and added that: “Each of us brings different strengths, interests, and community relationships to the table. The benefits of this coalition are exponential.” The principals plan to expand the firm’s footprint and they share the goal of developing a firm equipped to serve future generations of clients. “We integrate new technology soon after it emerges in order to make utilizing our services increasingly convenient for busy people,” stated Sarchett. “Our job is to make each client’s life less taxing.”

First State CPAs will continue providing small businesses, not-for-profits, and individuals with accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, and strategic tax planning services. In addition to being Certified Quickbooks Pro Advisors, staff specializations include: neighboring state tax filings (sales, franchise, payroll, income), reviews for bonding or grant compliance, and fiduciary/estate tax returns. The firm welcomes new clients year-round. First State CPAs LLC is open weekdays or by appointment and also offers telephone consultations. For more information please call 302-736-6657 or find the firm on the web at or

Long-Time Dover CPAs Announce New Partnership

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Prepared February 28, 2010 for immediate release:

Dover: Ronald Pryor CPA and Kathleen Sarchett CPA have formed First State CPAs LLC. The new firm will be located at the offices formerly occupied by Pryor, Ordway & Co. P.A. at 18 South State Street in Dover.

The firm member’s will continue to work primarily with small business owners and their bookkeepers, especially those that operate in more than one state, such as contractors and e-commerce merchants. According to Kathy Sarchett, these businesses often experience issues with registering/remaining in good standing, payroll, sales taxes, and filing multi-state tax returns. The firm also offers Quickbooks Pro Advisory services and training, strategic tax planning/tax return preparation for individuals, and financial statement reviews for compliance with bonding and/or grant requirements.

“Our greatest asset is our people,” said Ron Pryor. “We plan to work as a team to build a relationship between the firm and every client.” In addition to Pryor and Sarchett, First State CPAs LLC has retained two popular, four-year veterans of the former firm: CPA candidate Alexis Lynn and 2008 CDCC runner up for administrative professional of the year, Matilda Troyer.

First State CPAs will take over the 302-736-6657 telephone number. Their website may be found at