Fry, Trowbridge & Associates, P.C. is a full-serviced Certified Public Accounting Firm licensed in the State of Indiana.
Randy D. Fry, CPA, CVA, CGMA
Prior to starting the public accounting practice, Randy worked in nearly every department in the banking sector. He began his banking career in 1983 and worked in finance until 1996. In finance he managed a mortgage department providing him significant real estate experience as well as commercial lending, credit analysis, installment loans and a variety of other banking functions. As a banker he supplied knowledge to business and individual clients to help them financially gain and prosper and as a result received requests to provide these services privately. In 1996 he founded the public accounting firm of Randy D. Fry, CPA. P.C. Using the banking skills, analytical analysis and industry standards he specializes in helping companies becoming more profitable. His belief in education is important and continually attends various educational classes to improve his skills in finance, tax planning, tax preparation, valuation, business consulting and a focus on business profit.
Although he offers full service traditional accounting services, he prides himself in being nontraditional in creative and sound business advice to help businesses be more successful and minimize taxes. To enhance the firm, in 2001 he received an additional credential as a Certified Valuation Analyst and provides business valuation services to attorneys and business owners.
In January 2016, the firm merged with Trowbridge Accounting, LLC and became Fry, Trowbridge & Associates CPA's P.C.
The original motto of the firm remains:
"Committed to the success of our Clients"
Amber Taylor, CPA, CFP
Partner, Amber L. Taylor, CPA, CFP began her career with Pricewaterhouse Coopers in 1993 specializing in executive tax planning, corporate, foreign, and multi-state taxation. Her career shifted to Bayer Healthcare-Elkhart in 1998 where she specialized in multi-state taxation for income, sales/use, property as well as corporate, foreign corporation and merger/acquisition compliance work. In 2001, after the death of her father, Robert Trowbridge Jr., Amber took the helm of Trowbridge Accounting, LLC. Amber offers experience with Peachtree Accounting software and has a passion for retirement and estate planning. To that end, Amber achieved her Certified Financial Planner designation in 2008. In 2016, the firm Trowbridge Accounting, LLC merged into the firm of Randy D Fry CPA PC to form Fry, Trowbridge, and Associates, CPA'S P.C.
Lance received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Purdue University in 2010 and joined the firm in 2011. He is a managerial accountant and specializes in financials, payroll and corporate and individual income tax. He resides and lives within the community and understands the importance of rural America and our hard working client base. He has evolved into a strong accountant that prides himself in thinking outside the box. His attention to detail and business approaches help our clients become more profitable.
Drew is a military veteran and a graduate in 2016 of Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in business administration with an accounting major. In 2019, he received his masters degree and currently working toward becoming a CPA. His prior experience of management brings to our firm great client skills in communication and understanding the importance of the clients we serve. Drew's energy and attention to detail provides client confidence of accuracy and confidence in the quality of work.
Trenton is a graduate of the University of St. Francis in 2020 and is continuing his education at Purdue University. He is a staff accountant at our firm and will be directly involved in our tax and payroll department and soon to be expanding into our higher technology accounting area. He brings computer experience and technology to the firm to assist us in improving our systems. His infectious smile and kindness provides the office and clients a high level of service.
Paula Graduated from International Business College with an Associates degree in 1984 and has been working in finance and accounting ever since. She is the office manager and manages all administrative details of the office.
Ashley is a graduate of Kellogg Community College with an associate degree in accounting. She is working toward her BS degree and brings to our firm accounting experience as she was previously a staff accountant in private industry. Her well rounded skill set, combined with her outgoing personality provides our clients great asset of knowledge.
Mark is a 2016 graduate from Trine University with a Bachelor of Science in business with accounting as his major. His hard work and past experience in managing difficult situations adds a unique benefit to our firm. A non-traditional student and change of a career path allows his maturity of skills of professionalism from his prior career to merge into the field of accounting. His deep dedication to achieving his goals provides a focus driven core of hard work, efficiency and accuracy. We believe Mark's rigid attention to detail and focus on excellence will provide our clients the direction they need for financial success.
Teresa joined our firm in 2019 and has an accounting degree from Franklin University. Her experience has been in private industry as a staff accountant. Her experience in these roles brings knowledge to the firm in financial and accounting processes. The efficiency of her work combined with the knowledge she brings provides our clients solid information to help them in business direction.
Candace brings a variety of knowledge to our firm with working in private industry. Her people skills and combined personality adds much to our clients. She is the first face you see in our office and we proudly call her part of our team. She works in our payroll and administration areas and we appreciate her professionalism and friendly smile.
Natalie joined our administrative team in 2021 and we appreciate her outgoing personality and attention to client needs. Natalie changed a career path in 2021 and we are glad to have her part of our team. She is from LaGrange and resided here for her entire life and personally knows a great deal of the community. Her refreshing service attitude provides our clients the interaction needed and confidence to secure answers when requested.