Kenneth L. Tornheim, CPA, CFE
“We work hard to differentiate ourselves each day by delivering the most value to our clients.”
Ken has been with Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams, Ltd. since 1986 and became a director in 1999. He joined the firm right out of school and has spent his career working with privately-owned companies, their owners and not-for-profit organizations. In addition to accounting and auditing services, Ken provides tax planning, financial analysis and business consulting services.
Ken specializes in representing closely-held companies, including manufacturing, retail, landscaping, construction and health care organizations, as well as professional service firms and not-for-profit organizations.
Ken finds what differentiates him and the firm is being hands-on with each of his clients. Ken is often going to meet his clients on site, to interact with them and see firsthand what value he can bring in a face-to-face context. It is what he enjoys doing the most, as it represents the clear value he brings to his client relationships.
Ken focuses on helping his clients become more profitable across their business. He works with clients on identifying inefficient operations and developing proper systems and internal controls for their financial functions. Ken also brings the same focus to the unique needs of not-for-profit organizations, including helping them create more efficient operations.
As a Certified Fraud Examiner, Ken has also helped clients and legal practitioners with a variety of fraud-related cases ranging from recommending fraud prevention controls to investigating suspected fraud. His experience as an examiner also allows Ken to see where companies’ internal controls and accounting processes might be leaving them more vulnerable to fraud.
Ken and his family all share a love of travel and baseball. They enjoy their periodic travel to Japan and other countries throughout Northeast and Southeast Asia, where they enjoy urban hiking and getting acclimated to local culture. Their travels in the U.S. are often by car which always includes a visit to a city with a major league baseball team so they can catch a game or two. During the spring and summer, Ken can often be found at Wrigley Field with family or friends enjoying his beloved Chicago Cubs.
- Board Member, Kobe College Corporation - Japan Education Exchange
- Former Board Member, Nonprofit Financial Center, Chicago