With nearly 20 years of experience, Chris provides audit, accounting and business consulting services to clients in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, retail, consumer products, telecommunications, trucking and logistics. He specializes in providing financial statement audit and assurance services to privately held companies, but his expertise goes beyond compliance services as he helps businesses with strategic decisions.

Chris leads the firm’s assurance practice. He is responsible for audit execution, staff training, strategic direction, and business development, and identifies specialty audit services that can benefit the firm’s clients. The specialty audit services that he strategically leads include SOC reviews (formerly SAS 70), internal audits, internal control reviews (both IT and financial controls), risk assessments and more. He is a firm-wide advisor on complex audit and accounting matters.

Key accomplishments

  • Seamlessly transitioned the audit of a transportation company from a national accounting firm to Schenck so the client could benefit from timely assistance and experience our integrated approach to client service.
  • Determined that a growing mid-size manufacturer could benefit from a wider range of expertise and services than their local accounting firm could provide.
  • Provided new recommendations to enhance their business as their complex tax, audit and consulting needs evolved.
  • Identified numerous improvement opportunities to clients’ accounting processes and provided recommendations to improve their procedures.
  • Served as a client’s internal controls project manager for approximately 18 months and successfully enhanced internal controls; ensured testing was completed timely and efficiently; communicated progress to management; and successfully transitioned responsibilities to internal personnel upon project completion.
  • Assisted clients in acquisition due diligence, including analysis of projected impact on operating results and strategic fit.

Education

St. Norbert College, BBA

Professional memberships

  • Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Community involvement

  • St. Norbert College, Career Services Advisory Board
  • St. Norbert College Alumni Volunteer
  • Resurrection Catholic School, Auction Committee
  • Youth Baseball, Basketball and Soccer Coach

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