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Vrakas Promotions to Shareholder

Vrakas Promotions to Shareholder

Vrakas CPAs + Advisors, is pleased to announce the promotion of Sara M. Johnson, CPA and Paul A. Rothering, CPA to Shareholder effective January 9, 2023. Each of them has demonstrated that they have the technical accounting skills, commitment to client service and dedication to the firm needed to assist with continuing to move Vrakas forward.

Sara M. Johnson, CPA – Previously a Principal, Sara has been promoted to Shareholder in the firm’s audit department. Sara began her career as an intern for the firm in the spring of 2009 and joined the professional staff in 2010 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a Masters of Professional Accountancy. Sara is a member of the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Sara also holds an advanced Defined Contribution Plans Audit Certificate as issued by the AICPA.

As an Audit Shareholder, Sara’s primary role at the firm includes performing and managing financial statement audit/review engagements, advising clients on new accounting standards, assisting with client mergers/acquisitions, mentoring the audit department’s staff and managers and aiding in the development and implementation of new department policies and procedures. Sara works with privately-held, for-profit companies, including private equity and ESOP owned companies, across a variety of industries including manufacturing, distribution, service, retail and construction.  Sara will also oversee the firm’s employee benefit plan audit practice which currently audits over 150 benefit plans annually.

Paul A. Rothering, CPA – Previously a Principal, Paul has been promoted to Shareholder in the firm’s audit department. Paul began his career as an intern for the firm in the spring of 2010 and joined the professional staff in 2011 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a Masters of Professional Accountancy. Paul is a member of the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Paul also sits on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Accounting Advisory Board.

As an Audit Shareholder, Paul’s primary role at the firm includes performing and managing financial statement audit/review engagements, advising clients on new accounting standards, assisting with client mergers/acquisitions and aiding in the development and implementation of new department policies and procedures. Paul works with privately-held, for-profit companies, including private equity and ESOP owned companies, across a variety of industries including manufacturing, distribution, service, retail and construction. Paul also oversees the firm’s college internship and full-time employee recruiting efforts.

“We are very proud of our entire shareholder group and the unique skills they each bring,” says Bradley J. Weckwerth, President of Vrakas CPAs + Advisors. “They all share a high level of commitment to serving our clients, developing our staff and charting the course for the continued success of the firm. The addition of these two newest shareholders further expands our group’s strength and better positions the firm for future success. Congratulations Sara and Paul!”

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