Brookfield, WI — The local public accounting and business advisory firm of Vrakas/Blum, S.C. is pleased to announce that Sara Johnson, CPA, Julie Ripple, CPA, and Ryan Sneed, CPA, have all been promoted to Audit Senior and Brian Kaker, CPA to Tax Senior.
“Brian, Sara, Julie and Ryan each possess the talent and leadership we are looking for in our employees” said James A. Holmes, CPA, Managing Shareholder and President of Vrakas/Blum. “They have earned this opportunity and we look forward to their continued growth and development.”
Sara has been with Vrakas/Blum since 2010 and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater with a master of professional accountancy degree. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and resides in Milwaukee where she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Julie also joined the firm in 2010 and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater with a master of professional accountancy degree. She is a member of both the AICPA and the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA) and resides in New Berlin.
A graduate of Northern Illinois University with a master of accounting science degree, Ryan joined the firm in 2012 as a staff accountant. Also a member of both the AICPA and the WICPA, he resides in Milwaukee where he enjoys football, basketball, country music and home brewing.
Also a University of Wisconsin, Whitewater alum, Brian holds a master of professional accountancy degree and has been with the firm since 2010. A member of both the AICPA and the WICPA, his focus will be on tax planning and preparation for individual clients as well as corporations, trusts, estates and partnerships. Brian resides in Milwaukee where he enjoys cycling in his free time.
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, 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 150 affiliates with offices in most states and abroad.