Press Releases ORBA Welcomes New Hires to Audit and Tax Groups

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02.05.21

ORBA, one of Chicago’s largest public accounting firms, is pleased to welcome Joshua Cook, Michael Edwards, John Gerl, CPA, Daniel Konow, MST, Kelli Ono and Manal Shalabi, CPA, MST to the Audit and Tax Groups.

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CHICAGOORBA, one of Chicago’s largest public accounting firms, is pleased to welcome Joshua Cook, Michael Edwards, John Gerl, CPA, Daniel Konow, MST, Kelli Ono and Manal Shalabi, CPA, MST to the Audit and Tax Groups.

Joshua Cook joins the firm’s Audit Group. He is knowledgeable in preparing tax returns for individuals, corporations, partnerships and trusts. He is well versed in reviewing financial statement reports, recording journal entries and performing monthly reconciliations. Joshua earned his Bachelor in Business in Accountancy from Western Illinois University.

Michael Edwards joins the firm’s Audit Group. He is well versed in a wide range of accounting procedures, including managing accounts payable and accounts receivable and generating invoices for clients. He is also highly experienced in analyzing financial statements and conducting tax research. Michael earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Loyola University.

John Gerl, CPA joins the firm’s Audit Group as an Audit Senior. He is highly skilled in managing audits and reviews for a variety of clients, including not-for-profit organizations, governmental institutions and high-net-worth individuals. John also provides accounting and assurance services to his clients. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Iowa and a Master of Business Administration in Accounting from Lewis University.

Daniel Konow, MST joins the firm’s Tax Group. He is highly experienced in providing financial and tax planning services for a variety of clients including educators, venture capitalists and high-net-worth individuals. He has assisted clients achieve their financial goals by preparing financial statements, developing financial projections and managing investment accounts. Daniel has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance with a minor in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Science in Taxation from DePaul University.

Kelli Ono joins the firm’s Audit Group. She has experience analyzing financial data, performing audit procedures, and conducting audits and reviews. Kelli earned both her Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and her Master of Accounting Science, with a concentration in data analytics, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Manal Shalabi, CPA, MST joins the firm’s Tax Group as a Senior Tax Manager. She specializes in tax consulting and compliance for corporations, partnerships and high-net-worth individuals. She also has experience implementing new policies and procedures and is highly proficient with numerous types of accounting and integration software. Manal earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from Saint Xavier University and her Master of Science in Taxation from American University.

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Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams, Ltd. (ORBA) is a full-service accounting, tax and business consulting firm located in downtown Chicago serving privately-held companies, individuals and not-for-profit organizations. ORBA’s Certified Public Accountants have experience with accounting and assurance, business advisory services, financial and estate planning, fraud investigation, tax, litigation, and mergers and acquisitions. With some of the highest levels of direct client involvement in the industry, ORBA is where clients go to build long-standing, meaningful and successful relationships with resourceful, proactive business and tax advisors. For more information or to subscribe to our blogs: Visit www.orba.com. Connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

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