Michelle L. Van, CPA


As a manager in the firm’s tax department, Michelle’s responsibilities include the review of corporate, partnership, and individual tax returns as well as assisting in tax planning and research support for closely-held businesses and their owners. She also has an active role in the development and training of newly hired associates within her department.

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Michelle joined Vrakas CPAs + Advisors in 2015 after receiving her MPA degree. Before coming on full-time, Michelle interned with Vrakas the spring of 2014. She enjoys taking the time to listen and understand a client’s complicated situation and figuring out how to apply the tax laws to fix them. She credits her success to having a strong desire to continue learning and overall motivation to provide clients with superior service and exceed expectations.

Michelle grew up in the Oshkosh/Fox Valley area and currently resides in Waukesha with her husband, Jeff. Outside of the office, she enjoys traveling, being out on the water, going to festivals and events in Milwaukee and cheering on the Brewers at Miller Park.