Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams, Ltd.

Brandon W. Vahl, CPA, CFE

Brandon W. Vahl, CPA, CFE


Phone: 312.670.7444

Fax: 312.670.8301

Email: bvahl@orba.com

“There's no better satisfaction than knowing that I've made a contribution to my clients' success. It's a win-win for them, for me and for ORBA.”


Brandon joined ORBA after graduation in 2003 and is a Director at the firm. He manages audits, reviews, and monthly accounting engagements for numerous closely-held businesses, including technology companies, professional service providers, restaurants, manufacturers, distributors, not-for-profit organizations and clients in various other industries.

As a Certified Fraud Examiner, Brandon assists clients with a variety of fraud-related cases ranging from recommending fraud prevention controls to investigating suspected fraud. His experience as an examiner also gives Brandon the ability to see where companies' internal controls and accounting processes might be leaving them more vulnerable to fraud.

In conjunction with the accounting and audit procedures, Brandon also prepares various income, sales, payroll and other tax returns for the clients he serves. Brandon also has experience with entity formation planning and structuring, tax planning for corporations and the individuals who own them, analysis of financial statements, fraud examinations, tax and GAAP research, and providing accounting training and support to closely-held businesses.


Brandon looks to build and maintain relationships throughout all his professional engagements. For him, success is intimately connected to strong relationships. He talks with clients on a regular basis, encouraging honest feedback while also understanding what keeps them up at night. When engaging with clients, prospects or new contacts, Brandon always seeks out clear communication channels.

Outside of the Office

Brandon knows that every day offers new opportunities to succeed. He believes in being a driving force, encouraging his clients and his partners to achieve their goals. While he takes the time to celebrate his clients' successful endeavors, he is always thinking of ways to raise the bar. Brandon believes that harmony in business and personal relationships can be achieved by working together towards common goals.

Civic Activities

  • Special Advisor, Northwest Side Housing Center