Wisconsin CPA firm adds new team members

The Brookfield, WI-based public accounting and advisory firm of Vrakas/Blum, S.C. recently announced the addition of Carrie L. Vissering and Krista D. Wagner to its professional staff. Vissering joins the firm as a tax senior and Wagner is a member of the tax staff.

In her new role, Vissering provides comprehensive tax planning and tax return preparation services to corporations, partnerships and individuals. Prior to joining Vrakas/Blum, she worked for over seven years at Bloomington, Illinois-based accounting firm, Striegel, Knobloch & Company, LLC. Vissering began her professional career in 2000 at Kirkby, Phelan & Associates, where she worked for over two years.
Vissering is a graduate of Northern Illinois University, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in 2000. She also received an Associate’s degree from Illinois Central College in 1998. Vissering is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS). She currently resides in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.
Wagner’s new role is in the tax department of Vrakas/Blum. There she is responsible for providing tax planning and tax return preparation services to the firm’s clients. Previously, Wagner worked for one year as a tax consultant at Deloitte Tax LLP, the tax practice of “Big Four” accounting firm, Deloitte.
Wagner graduated in 2008 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Master of Accountancy degree in Taxation. She also earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the university in 2007. Wagner is a resident of Mequon, Wisconsin.
Vrakas/Blum, S.C. is a regional mid-market accounting and consulting firm based in Brookfield, Wisconsin. The firm specializes in serving closely-held businesses and their owners and offers a full range of services including: financial statement audits, reviews and accounting; tax planning and compliance; business advisory; investment advisory; merger, acquisition and divestiture assistance and consulting; business valuation and litigation support; business management software sales and consulting; and cost segregation. Vrakas/Blum, S.C. is a member firm of CPA Associates International, Inc., which includes over 135 affiliates with offices in most states and abroad.

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