Vrakas Welcomes Three New Hires

Vrakas Welcomes Three New Hires

Vrakas CPAs + Advisors is pleased to welcome three new employees to the firm. These individuals will help further enhance their respective departments while offering next-level service to our clients.

Since January, Vrakas/Blum Computer Consulting has welcomed two new Senior Solutions Consultants, Karen Campbell and Ken Knight. 

Karen Campbell joins the VBCC team as a Senior Solutions Consultant with over 30 years of ERP and accounting software experience in private and public distribution and manufacturing companies. She has worked with software such as Sage Intacct, Epicor, and Profit 21 giving her exceptional insight and experience with implementing software for clients.

Karen has spent the past 8 years implementing Sage Intacct for international, service-based, SAAS, and Not-For-Profit businesses exposing her to unique needs and challenges while expanding her knowledge. Most recently, her primary focal points have been contracts, global consolidations, multi-currency, manufacturing/distribution, and inventory within the Sage Intacct software.

Karen’s certifications include Sage Intacct Implementation Specialist, Contracts, and CRE.

Ken Knight joins the VBCC team with 25 years of experience as a software consultant. He has worked with many ERP and CRM programs, including Sage 100, Sage 500, Sage Intacct, Microsoft Dynamics GP, SalesLogix, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, and Sage CRM.

Ken specializes in implementation, customization, end-user training, and business process review/design for manufacturers and distributors. He has significant real-world experience, having worked for many years at an international manufacturing company. There he was responsible for management training and development. He was a key member of their Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) program implementation team and served as a Customer Service and Production Control Supervisor.

Ken’s certifications include Sage 100 Application Consultant, Sage 100 Technical Consultant, Sage 100 Implementation Consultant, Sage 100 Certified Trainer, Crystal Reports Trainer, Sage Operations Management and Sage Production Management.

At the beginning of the month, Vrakas CPAs + Advisors welcomed Amanda Yaeger, CPA to its Chicago team.

As an Accounting Specialist II, Amanda provides services for clients in various industries. Her responsibilities include bookkeeping, monthly reporting, account reconciliations, financial statements, and other reporting. Amanda will work within our Client Accounting and Advisory Services team (CAAS).

Amanda holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Accounting from Bradley University, where she graduated with high honors.

These three individuals are integral to their teams and the firm in providing next-level service to our clients across the Midwest and the United States. We’re excited to have them on board and to be part of the Vrakas difference. 

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At Vrakas CPAs + Advisors, we strive to take financial worry off business owners’ plates so they can concentrate on running their businesses, serving their customers, and staying ahead of their competition.

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