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  • Ohio Society of CPAs
  • American Institute of CPAs
  • National Federation of Independent Businesses

Our Team

Grant Neilley - CPA, Founder and President

Grant Neilley

Originally growing up on the family farm outside Cambridge Ohio, Grant began his accounting career in 1982 at Deloitte & Touche in Columbus after graduating from Ohio State University. He has served as President, Controller, Director of Operations, Treasurer, Tax Manager and board member in a variety of accounting firms, small businesses, and community and charitable organizations. He founded Neilley & Co. CPAs and enjoys speaking engagements.

Grant and his wife Sue are active in 4-H on the state, county and local levels. They are nationally certified instructors in the 4-H Living History project, portraying country folk at the time of Ohio statehood with a special emphasis on period games. Sue is a swim instructor and registered dietitian. Grant is also active in chess as a certified Tournament Director with the United States Chess Federation, director of a local club, and on the board of the Ohio Scholastic Chess Association. They have home-schooled their four children, and enjoy camping, skiing, and raising small livestock.

Barbara Burke - Business Accounting & Taxes, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Barbara Burke

Barbara worked for fifteen years in corporate accounting before deciding to return to school to complete her degree in 1993. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio with a B.S. in Accounting. After graduation, her career focus changed to public accounting. With her background in corporate accounting she has a strong understanding of the internal accounting systems and the daily needs and problems encountered by clients. Barbara specializes in assisting businesses in financial statement and tax preparation, as well as providing training and consulting in QuickBooks issues. Originally from Seattle, Washington she moved to Columbus, Ohio in 1991, and joined Neilley & Co. in 2001. Barbara is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor.

Barbara, and her husband Bud, attend the Vineyard Church of Delaware County. They sponsor a Kenyan girl through Compassion International, an organization which advocates for children to release them from poverty, enabling them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Barbara has a great love of the outdoors and enjoys camping, hiking, fishing, and Morel Mushroom hunting.

Don Hayes, CPA Consultant

Don Hayes

After working at AEP for 28 years, Don joined Neilley & Co. in 2011 in a consulting role, assisting with taxes and small business bookkeeping. He also serves as the Director of Finance at International Friendships, Inc., a nonprofit Christian community organization working with universities and churches to promote friendship and hospitality for international students, scholars and family members. Don and his wife Cheryl live in northwest Columbus, and have four children and three grandchildren.

Scott McCoy – Accounting and Tax Professional

Scott McCoy

Scott is a 2005 graduate of Otterbein College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting, where he also played on the JV baseball team. He is currently preparing to sit for the Enrolled Agent and CPA exams. He has experience in public accounting with both audit and tax, and in industry overseeing real estate construction, operations, accounting and tax reporting. Scotts lives in Columbus’ Old Town East with his two rescue dogs, and enjoys camping and playing in a wood bat league.

Shelly Christy – Administrative Assistant

Shelly Christy

Shelly joined our team in 2013 after working for the state as a Management Analyst Supervisor for Ohio Information Technology. She received her BS in Business Administration from Franklin University in 2005, and enjoys traveling, camping, cooking, community service and spending time with her granddaughter.

Shelly is here to help ensure all our clients’ needs are met. Be sure to say hi when you call or stop in!

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