We provide accounting services and the financial guidance to help you set achievable goals, then implement the strategies to reach them.
We provide accounting and business solutions for businesses, corporations, nonprofits and individuals. In 40 years, we've helped hundreds of our clients reach their personal and professional goals. Some of our clients include: Fonkoze Microfinance, Old 502 Winery, First Gear Printing, Richmond Car and Truck Center, and Coy, Gilbert and Gilbert Law Offices.
Our Professional Staff
John N. Craft, CPA, ABV, CVA, CFF
the managing member, is in charge of the firm's tax, audit, management advisory and litigation support services. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Accredited Business Valuator, Certified Valuation Analyst, and Certified in Financial Forensics. Mr. Craft appraises businesses for purposes of estate planning, estate settlement, and in cases of litigation. His valuations have also been used by small business owners to determine the selling price for their businesses.
Mr. Craft has practiced accountancy in Richmond for more than forty years. He began his career at Adams and Warren, CPAs (later Amick and Helm, CPAs) in 1969, where he advanced from junior accountant to partner in the firm. Mr. Craft went on to join Potter and Company as Partner-In-Charge of their Richmond office and then as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Minerich, Inc. before co-founding Craft, Noble and Company in 1989. Mr. Craft is a member of the Kentucky Society of CPAs, the American Institute of CPAs, and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. He served on the Kentucky State Board of Accountancy from 1990-1998, holding the office of President from 1993-1995. He has served on the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy Committees on Administration and Finance (1994-1995) and Long Range Planning (1996). Mr. Craft also served as a member of the Kentucky Society of CPA's Board of Directors from 1978-1981. In 2002, Mr. Craft qualified as an Arbitrator and Mediator. Mr. Craft is an alumnus of Eastern Kentucky University, where he received his Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting.
P. Jared Noble, CPA
joined Craft, Noble & Company, PLLC as a Staff Accountant in January 1999. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Noble received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Eastern Kentucky University in May 1999. Mr. Noble was admitted to the firm as a member in September 2002.
Diana F. Wedel, CPA
joined Craft, Noble & Company, PLLC as a staff accountant in January, 2002. She is a member of the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She has twenty-six years of experience in public accounting. Ms. Wedel is a graduate of Montclair State University in Upper Montclair, New Jersey, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Business Administration. Before joining Craft, Noble & Company, PLLC, Ms. Wedel was employed as a staff accountant for Daniel P. Vigillante, CPA in Denville, New Jersey.
Samuel L. Waninger, CPA
joined Craft, Noble & Company, PLLC as a staff accountant in June of 2012. He is a member of the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Waninger received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Kentucky Wesleyan College in May of 2012.
Dylan Kelley has joined Craft, Noble & Company, PLLC as a tax season intern. He is expected to graduate in May 2017, from Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Public Accounting. Dylan is currently President of Eastern Kentucky University’s Accounting Society. Upon graduation Dylan plans to continue his professional development by pursuing the CPA certification. He is a 2013 graduate of Madison Central High School and a resident of Madison County.
Jon Ledang is a senior at the University of Kentucky pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting and Finance with an expected graduation date of May of 2017. Jon plans to pursue his CPA certification upon graduation. Jon is a 2009 graduate of Henderson County High School in western Kentucky. He currently resides in Lexington with his family.
Our Support Staff
Rosena F. Allen
provides para-professional accounting service to the firm's clients. She graduated from Hazard Community College in 1972 with an Associates Degree in Secretarial Administration.
serves the firm as office manager. She has been employed with Craft, Noble & Company, PLLC since December 1, 2008. She is a 1972 Graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with an Associate Degree in Secretarial Administration and has 27 years experience in office management and bookkeeping.
Ginger M. Thompson
Ginger Thompson serves the firm as secretary/ receptionist. She has been employed with Craft, Noble & Company since 1999 and has worked as the seasonal tax processor for many years.