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Vrakas Hires Manager, Associates and Professional Clerical Staff

The public accounting and business advisory firm of Vrakas S.C. is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Thornton, CPA, Tax Manager, Britley Diermeier, Audit Associate, Lydia Glatzel, Audit Associate and Raini Helm, Professional Clerical Staff.

Thornton joins Vrakas with over 15 years of experience. As a Tax Manager his responsibilities include tax consulting, compliance and planning, as well as reviewing complex corporate, partnership and individual tax returns for closely held businesses and their shareholders. Thornton received both his Masters of Science in Taxation (2004) and Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting (2003) from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Thornton is a Certified Public Accountant (Wisconsin) and is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA). He currently resides in Colgate with his wife.

Diermeier joins Vrakas as an Audit Associate after graduating from Wisconsin Lutheran College with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting. Prior to coming on full-time, she interned with Vrakas in the spring of 2019. Diermeier’s responsibilities include performing audits and other assurance engagements for closely-held businesses. She is a member of Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA) and currently resides in Waukesha with her husband, Tyler.

 

Glatzel joins Vrakas as an Audit Associate after graduating from Wisconsin Lutheran College with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting. Prior to coming on full-time, Glatzel interned with Vrakas in the spring of 2019. Her responsibilities include performing audits and other assurance engagements for closely-held businesses. She is a member of Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA) and currently resides in Menomonee Falls.

 

Helm joins Vrakas’ Kenosha office in the role of Professional Clerical Staff. Her responsibilities include assembling and processing of individual and corporate tax returns and audit and review reports. In addition, she also assists with our small business accounting department. Helm holds an Associates of Applied Science degree from Gateway Technical College. She currently resides in Burlington with her husband and their child.