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About Us

About Our Firm

At Mayer and Company, we pride ourselves on our accounting and tax professionals. With experience and enthusiasm, our staff will provide you with the expertise required to meet all your needs.

Our Team

John H. Mayer, CPA - Managing Partner

John is a 1974 graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business with an Accounting Major. He worked seven years for the premier national accounting firm of Price Waterhouse where as a manager, he served a prominent pharmaceutical manufacturer, a national restaurant chain, an SEC registered insurance group, a renowned law firm, a real estate developer, a credit union, and numerous large and small manufacturers, not-for-profit organizations, and trusts. John gained valuable experience in the banking industry in 1981 through 1984, serving as the Chief Financial Officer for The First National Bank of Columbus. Afterwards, John accepted a position on the financial staff of Allison Gas Turbine, a billion dollar division of General Motors.

In 1989, John formed Mayer and Company, which has grown to become one of the most trusted and respected CPA firms in Columbus, IN.

In his 35+ years of successful public accounting and financial management, John has gained the knowledge and expertise only found in one who has worked so closely with all levels of people and management, from small business owners to executives of Fortune 500 Corporations.

John is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Indiana CPA Society. He is a graduate of LeadershipBartholomewCounty, a member of the Jaycees, and enjoys hiking, racquetball, sailing, and cycling.

Matthew L. Jenkins, CPA - Senior Financial Consultant

Matt graduated from Indiana University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science Degree from the IU School of Business. He was recruited by Mayer and Company that year and now provides a full range of services to individuals, estates, and a variety of local businesses. Matt's consistently superior service and rapport with clients have made him an indispensable part of our team and an integral asset to his client base. He currently represents many of our firm's largest clients, who have come to rely on his knowledge, thoroughness, and cost effective analysis.

Matt is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Indiana CPA Society. For relaxation Matt enjoys boating, exploring the outdoors, and traveling around the country.

Rebecca L. Pearson, CPA - Financial Consultant

Becky is a graduate of Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Her previous experience includes professional positions with nationally recognized companies including the international accounting firm of Haskins and Sells, where she became a Supervisor in the Indianapolis office. At Detroit Diesel Allison, a Division of General Motors, she rose to the position of Manager of General Accounting where she supervised a staff of 25 and was responsible for the Financial Statements for the Division. Becky lives in Indianapolis and has three children. She enjoys sewing, cross-stitch, reading, and movies.

Maggie J. Rife - Financial Consultant

Maggie is a graduate of Indiana State University with Bachelor of Science degrees in both Economics and Accounting. She served previously in the military with stints in Iraq and Germany as a Transportation Team Supervisor, and continued in the Army Reserve as a Logistics Coordinator. She serves currently as the Treasurer for the Indiana Military Support Corp.

Julie G. Ulerich - Office Manager

Julie is in charge of the day to day operation of Mayer and Company, drawing on her experience from Northwestern Bank of Minneapolis and Arthur Anderson & Co. Besides providing great customer service, Julie processes payroll and cash disbursements for many of our clients.