Kara A. Schiller, CPA

Principal

Kara joined Vrakas in 2021 with over 15 years of experience performing and managing audit and review engagements of private, middle-market clients, with a focus on financial institutions and real estate. Working within the audit department, Kara serves as the firm’s technical assurance and quality control principal. Her responsibilities include assisting the assurance team with risk assessment strategies and audit methodology. She works closely with our teams to communicate the relevant technical guidance and implementation techniques for new audit or accounting standards.

In addition, Kara leads our internal and external peer review process. She maintains the firm’s quality control document, including updates for regulatory requirements and best practices. Kara also provides technical support on research matters and keeps the firm up-to-date on new FASB pronouncements, ASU’s, SSARS, and AICPA ethic matters.

Kara grew up in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, and ventured off to Arizona for college to obtain her Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Northern Arizona University. After many years in Arizona, she decided to come back to Wisconsin and currently resides in Wauwatosa. Outside of the office, she enjoys traveling, hiking, and playing tennis.