I graduated from Rider University in 1978. I am an accountant like my father and grandfather before me! I earned my CPA license in 1989. I also took and passed the RTRP exam in January 2013. I have 30 plus years of tax experience and am president and CEO of Marilyn Heller Ayers CPA firm. I am active in both the New Jersey CPA Society and the New Jersey Chapter of NATP and have served on various committees at the National level of NATP. In 2010 I was honored to be appointed to the newly formed New Jersey Tax Director's Advisory Council where I served for four years. In 2011, I achieved one of my personal goals and taught tax education to my peers and continue to do so each year. In July 2012 I was awarded the 2011 NATP Chapter Person of the Year Award at the annual NATP Conference held in Baltimore, MD. In 2014, I was named the NATP Tax Professional of the Year, NATP's most prestigious award at the National Conference held in Orlando. I live with my husband Damian of 38 years in Brick. We have two sons: Damian located in Brick and David, his wife Christine, granddaughter Emma and grandson Benjamin who live in Pine Beach.
Julie has over 30 years tax experience. She earned her accounting degree from Rider University in 1978 (we were roommates in college!). Julie and her husband Jay have two sons and two grandchildren, Joseph, his wife Susan and grandchildren Jack and Taylor, live in Pennsylvania and Jonathan who lives in Danbury, Connecticut. Julie and Jay have a beautiful home on the water in Brick. Julie specializes in individual tax return preparation and she has a wonderful following. Each year, Julie completes nearly 250 individual returns. Julie is also a member of NATP and a Director of the New Jersey Chapter of NATP. At the NATP National Conference held in Phoenix AZ in July 2013, Julie was awarded the 2012 Chapter Person of the Year in Leadership!
Anne holds two college degrees, one from the University of Arizona in art and a second accounting degree from Georgian Court University. Anne has been part of our staff since 1993. Anne wears many hats and is very active in her community. Her accounting background is invaluable to us. We keep her busy during tax season with the preparation of individual tax returns as well as business returns. She assists in keep all the business information up to date during the year. Anne lives in Bay Head and has two daughters: Felicia and her husband Joel, who are currently on sabbatical in Russia, and Jessie and her husband Sean and grandchildren Aiden, Stephen and Maria, who live in Maryland.
A graduate of Point Pleasant High School, Michele lives in Point Pleasant Beach with her husband Edward. They have two sons, Jonathan and his wife Liz, Point Pleasant Beach and Andrew and his wife, Diana live in Maryland. Michele and her husband Edward welcomed their first grandchild, Natalia, in December 2016. Jonathan is a structural engineer with French & Parrello, Wall, NJ. Liz is also employed as an engineer with DW Smith Associates LLC in Farmingdale. Andrew is a construction manager in Maryland where Diane teaches. Michele has been with us since 1995 and we would be lost without her! She is our resident payroll expert and provides caring, attentive service to all our clients. Michele is also a volunteer on the Point Pleasant Beach Beautification Committee. Michele's home in Point Pleasant Beach is well known for it's beautiful gardens and landscaping. Michele and her husband, Edward, are continually in the process of restoring their Victorian home, a never ending process!
Nicole, joined us in 2015. She is currently attending Kean University and majoring in accounting. She expects to graduate within the next year! She is a wiz at computers and assist us with her fast inputting skills and knowledge. She is a welcomed addition to our staff!
Diane joined our staff in 2016. She brings with her nearly 25 years of tax preparation experience and she is a QuickBooks specialist. She assimilated with our staff and clients perfectly and she is a pleasure to work with! Diane relocated to New Jersey from Pennsylvania three years ago and currently resides in Lakehurst.