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Edwardsville & Highland, Illinois– Scott Weber and Mark Korte, Principals at Scheffel & Company, P C, have earned the Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP) designation awarded by The Institute of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professionals, Inc. (ICCIFP).  Weber and Korte join an elite group of more than 775 CCIFPs nationwide who have fulfilled the educational, experiential, and professional requirements of certification; successfully passed a rigorous examination demonstrating skill and proficiency; agreeing to faithfully adhere to ICCIFP's professional Code of Ethics.

Weber is a Principal of Scheffel & Company, P C with over 19 years of experience in the Edwardsville office. Korte has been with the firm for over 18 years and is a Principal in the Highland office. Members of the Scheffel Construction Accounting Team, both Weber and Korte consult with general contractors, subcontractors and construction related suppliers  and are also members of the Scheffel Accounting and Auditing Team.

The CCIFP designation coupled with the exam preparation process enhances the professional credibility of construction financial professionals, verifies knowledge, and increases understanding of the complexities of construction financial management. The construction industry benefits from the certification through enhanced professional and industry credibility, and the knowledge that their respective company is employing or doing business with professionals that have demonstrated advanced capabilities.

About the exam:  ICCIFP is a not-for-profit corporation established to promote the highest standards of construction financial management through the credentialing of construction financial professionals.  The CCIFP examination covers eight essential knowledge domains including accounting and reporting, income recognition, budgeting and planning, risk management, taxes, human resources, legal issues, and information technology. More information is available at www.iccifp.org.

Scheffel & Company, P C is a regional Certified Public Accounting Firm with offices in Alton, Edwardsville, Highland, Jerseyville and Carrollton. The St. Louis Business Journal ranks Scheffel & Company, PC as one of the largest accounting firms in the St. Louis area and the largest in the Metro East.  Today, The Scheffel Companies specialties also encompass computer services and support, and financial advisory.  For additional information about Scheffel & Company, P C contact or visit them at 618.498.6841 or www.scheffelpc.com.