Brookfield, WI — The local public accounting and business advisory firm of Vrakas/Blum, S.C. is pleased to announce that James Broughton, CPA and Scott Syrjala, CPA, have been promoted to manager within the tax department, effect July 1, 2013.
“Both James and Scott have shown a strong commitment to the firm as well as their clients,” said James A. Holmes, CPA, Managing Shareholder and President of Vrakas/Blum. “They share a positive attitude, great work ethic and leadership ability that will benefit both the firm and our clients for years to come.”
James will focus his responsibilities on tax planning and compliance for closely-held businesses. He has extensive experience working with corporate entities, including consolidated corporations, multi-state and multi-national corporations and has a concentration of clients in the manufacturing, professional services, real estate and construction industries.
Scott’s primary focus will be providing tax planning, compliance and research support for clients in the manufacturing, service, construction and retail industries. In addition, he is co-manager of the firms’ personal property tax group and assists with the development and training of department staff. Scott resides in East Troy with his wife, Robin.
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.