Brown Smith Wallace promotes team members in risk services group

Missouri CPA firm Brown Smith Wallace has promoted Violeta Calmus, Amy Ribick, and Shannon Wiese to supervisor, and Ashley Lane and Bianca Sarrach to senior in the Risk Services group.

Calmus, promoted from senior to supervisor, has more than five years of experience and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy and a Masters of Accountancy from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Calmus, who specializes in data analysis and IT audit, has a strong ability to identify the underlying cause to an issue and provide suggestions for the best solution. Her strong organizational skills, thorough audit techniques, positive attitude and attention to client service are reasons her engagements are successful and are just some of the ways she continually strives to make a measurable difference.

Calmus resides in Crestwood.

Ribick, promoted from senior to supervisor, has more than eight years of experience and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from Saint Louis University and a Masters in Business Administration from Webster University. She is also a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Since joining the firm, Ribick has been a key member of the team and has taken on increasing responsibility for scoping and overseeing the successful completion of complex internal audit and Sarbanes-Oxley engagements. Her ability to deliver superior services along with a depth of knowledge makes a measurable difference every day to our practice area and to our clients.

Ribick resides in O’Fallon, Ill.

Wiese, promoted from senior to supervisor, has more than seven years of experience and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from Northern Illinois University. Wiese is also a member of the National Institute of Internal Auditors and the National Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Wiese has been a key member of the Risk Services team, taking on increasing responsibility for scoping and overseeing the successful completion of significant internal audits, Sarbanes-Oxley and Fraud related engagements. He leads by example through his ability to tackle complex and challenging assignments, attention to detail, mentoring of others and outstanding client service. His ability to deliver superior services along with a depth of knowledge makes a measurable difference every day to the firm and clients.

Wiese resides in St. Peters.

Lane, promoted from auditor to senior, has three years of experience and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Southeast Missouri State and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She is also a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Since joining the firm, Lane has made a positive impression on both clients and co-workers due in part to her hard work and analytical skills. She makes a measurable difference every day in her ability to take on and accomplish new challenges and to continually exceed expectations.

Lane resides in O’Fallon, Mo.

Sarrach, promoted from auditor to senior, has three years of experience and holds a Masters degree in International Management from Otto-von-Guericke University, Germany, and a Masters in Business Administration from Webster University.

Since joining the firm, Sarrach has been a key member of our team taking on increasing responsibility for scoping and assisting with the successful completion of some of our more complex internal audit and Sarbanes-Oxley related engagements. Her ability to deliver superior service along with a depth of knowledge makes a measurable difference every day to our practice area and our clients.

Sarrach resides in University City.

Brown Smith Wallace is the second-largest locally owned independent full-service CPA and business consulting firm in Missouri with more than 200 employees throughout the Midwest.

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