This idea of raising the standards with core financial needs for organizations sparked in 2005. After working many places that truly needed the process improvement and internal controls, this developed into our philosophy of today. Often management time is exhausted with reactive steps, however the true understanding of how to grow and strengthen an organization lies with proactive work. The investment into strengthening of the financial foundation of an organization affects all parts for success; impacts measurement, reporting strength, management decision-making, budget building and most importantly team members productivity and performance.
Together Becky and Erin have developed a philosophy to help organizations build strong, financial foundations through knowledge development. Investing in small changes can make a huge difference! We integrate this philosophy into ALL the services we provide. Call us today and ask how we can work together to raise the standards for your organization.
A Dynamic Duo
Becky Albert-Breed, MBA
Becky is proud as a minority and woman business owner dedicated to helping others build financial strength. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University. Her graduate and thesis research focused on investments, fiduciary responsibility, and taxation. Internal audit expertise includes 3 years of federal and state gaming regulatory audits for multiple tribes, over 8 years of government auditing including City of Milwaukee and Tribal Government, manufacturing audit, as well as corporate bank trust auditing. Audit engagements not only addressed compliance & regulatory needs but also included analysis of process efficiency and internal controls.
Erin Johnson is a Certified Public Accountant that holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Viterbo University. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and has a well-rounded career including working for private corporations, tribal government, and public accounting offices. While working for organizations such as Trane Inc, and the Ho-Chunk Nation, she developed all facets of her accounting expertise. When working for Ho-Chunk Nation Business department responsibilities included accounting, auditing, process improvement, financial reporting, analysis, providing financial education to convenience store management, and preparing/reviewing budget cycles.
She has over 15 years of career management experience overseeing Ho-Chunk Nations’ gaming enterprises CFO’s, non-profit organizations, and Treasurer of the tribal government. Her large contributions include creation and serving on a Trust & Investment Committee overseeing over 400M in funds. This resulted from her volunteer interests she has in building communities and supporting solutions to meet these needs. With her interest in taxation, she has worked over 10 years; with CPA accounting firms and specialty tax organizations including many years supporting a family tax business in Milwaukee, WI. With her many community organizations that she volunteers for and those that she has career managed, her focus remains on helping individuals, businesses, and governments strengthen their financial affairs so they may achieve their financial goals.
Within her Internal Auditor position, she was involved in every step of the audit process and was relied on for reporting to the Audit Committee and Management, as well as creating recommendations for audit findings. Her interests and expertise led her to work as a Senior Accountant in a small Public Accounting Firm where responsibilities included financial reporting, payroll processing, new company set-up, preparation of individual, partnership, corporate, including specialization of minor’s trust tax returns and Native American taxation rules. Over her career she has realized the need to help others understand more about how taxation or accounting rules affects them. She hopes to achieve this through providing higher level of services with internal audit engagements, tax planning, and financial education.