Wisconsin CPA promoted to principal

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The Brookfield, WI-based public accounting and business advisory firm of Vrakas/Blum, S.C. is pleased to announce that Brad J. Hermes, CPA has been promoted to Principal.

“Over the years, Brad has developed into a fine leader of our firm, and we feel now is the right time for him to take the next step in his career,” says James A. Holmes, CPA, Managing Shareholder and President of Vrakas/Blum. “I am confident Brad will utilize this opportunity to not only help his own professional development, but also to better serve his clients and assist his colleagues and peers.”

Hermes joined Vrakas/Blum in 1998. As a principal in the firm’s audit department, he oversees engagements and manages all aspects of the audit. Hermes also coordinates training for new team members and is actively involved in Vrakas/Blum’s recruiting and interviewing processes. He specializes in serving manufacturing, construction, and transportation entities.

Hermes is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting in 1998. His professional memberships include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA). In addition, Hermes was honored with the WICPA’s High Achievement Award in 1998 when he had the second highest CPA exam score in the state of 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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