Weltman Bernfield LLC is pleased to announce that our QuickBooks manager, Rich Kane, CPA, Weltman Bernfield, is included in the Insightful Accountant 2016 “Top 100 ProAdvisor” list. This list recognizes the leading consultants who have embraced the ProAdvisor program and have leveraged it in order to serve their clients better and grow their own businesses. Rich was also named a “Top 100 ProAdvisor” in 2014 and 2015. Click here for the full list for 2016.
Rich is an Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor, a member of the Intuit Trainers/Writers Network and Accounting Today Executive Research Council, a Certified Xero Partner and a Chicago Intuit Brand Ambassador. He is experienced in all facets of accounting, including client accounting and tax, and works with clients on day-to-day transactions. Rich graduated from Northeastern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in business and from Loyola University with a master’s degree in business administration. He joined the Weltman Bernfield team since January 2011,
We are pleased to announce that Andrew Blank, CPA/ABV, earned the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) Accredited Business Valuator (ABV) credential. Several qualification requirements must be met to earn the ABV credential, including successfully passing the ABV Examination and obtaining a defined amount of valuation-related business experience and education requirements. This accomplishment demonstrates Andrew’s continuing commitment to improve his valuation skills and expertise to make a difference for our clients.
“We are proud of Andrew,” says Larry Elisco, CPA/ABV, CCS-P, member at Weltman Bernfield and Audit, Attest and Consulting Services department head. “The accreditation provides credibility when providing valuation services for matters such as tax representation, judicial proceedings and transactional assignments, as well as day-to-day client matters that arise in the ordinary course of business.”
Andrew works in the Audit Department at Weltman Bernfield and is actively involved in the firm’s valuation engagements. He is a graduate of Albion College in Albion, Michigan, with a bachelors degree in Economics and Management and an emphasis in Accounting. Andrew started his career at Weltman Bernfield in July 2013.
Weltman Bernfield member emeritus Gerry Brin recently completed the 31st Annual Ski for Research, which benefits the Leukemia Research Foundation. With 22 skiers participating this year, Ski for Research raised about $25,000 for the Foundation.
Gerry has organized and led the trip from its inception in 1986. The event honors the memory of Gerry’s nephew, Alan, who succumbed to the disease in 1978 at the age of 10.
Learn more in this article on Gerry and Ski for Research when funds reached $1 million.