Our Firm

Sandlin & Company, LLC was established in 2002 and has a long history in Anderson, beginning in 1981 when John Sandlin relocated from Elizabethtown, Kentucky.  The firm has evolved over the years but our philosophy has remained constant, to provide the best service possible to each and every client.  


We work with clients to:


  • Manage and minimize their tax obligations in compliance with income tax laws


  • Process payrolls, file payroll tax returns and properly deposit employment tax liabilities


  • Assist with business planning and design of accounting systems


  • Determine value of businesses and maximize business value


  • Provide timely and relevant information for businesses management


  • Improve and maintain lender relationships through timely and professionally prepared compiled, reviewed or audited financial statements


We look forward to long continuing relationships with our current and future clients.  Please let us know how we can be of service to you.

Our Principal Accountants

John R. Sandlin, CPA/ABV


John is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the states of Indiana and Kentucky, having

passed the CPA examination on his first attempt in November, 1977.  He is accredited in Business Valuation by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  John successfully completed the ABV examination on his first attempt in November, 2000.  He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Indiana CPA Society.  He has served as an expert witness in state courts, testifying on business valuation and marital matters.  He serves on the East Central Indiana Advisory Board of Ivy Tech Community College.


John began his career with Touche Ross & Company (now Deloite) in 1977.  He came to Anderson in 1981 to join a local accounting firm. He was admitted as a partner to that firm in 1989 and served as the partner in charge of tax, auditing and business valuation services. 


John is originally from Salem, Indiana. He received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University. He has 39 years of public accounting experience including accounting and auditing, taxation, advisory services and business valuations.

Jacob J. Goossen, MBA


Jim has been on staff with Sandlin & Company since November, 2000.  He graduated from Anderson University in 1984, majoring in accounting and management and attained his MBA from Anderson University in 2001.  He has over 30 years of experience in the accounting field, including auditing, review and compilation services, income tax preparation, controllership duties, and preparation of financial statements. 


Jim is proficient in QuickBooks, Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Creative Solutions and other accounting software applications. 


Jim is originally from South Dakota.  He moved to Anderson in 1981 to attend Anderson College, now Anderson University.  Upon graduation he began his career and has lived in Anderson since that time.   He has served as his church treasurer and financial secretary and enjoys trouble shooting and solving Windows-based PC and network issues.