Firm News ORBA Welcomes New Hires to Audit and Tax Groups

12.14.23 | By: Ahmed Awwad, Cindy Montalvo, Vicki McLennan

ORBA, one of Chicago’s largest public accounting firms, is pleased to welcome Ahmed Awwad, Cindy Montalvo and Vicki McLennan to the firm’s Audit and Tax Groups.

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CHICAGOORBA, one of Chicago’s largest public accounting firms, is pleased to welcome Ahmed Awwad, Cindy Montalvo and Vicki McLennan to the firm’s Audit and Tax Groups.

Ahmed Awwad


Ahmed Awwad joins ORBA’s Audit Group as an Associate.  He has experience working with clients in public accounting, conducting business and not-for-profit audits, and preparing and planning individual tax returns.  Ahmed earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Louisiana State University.



Cindy Montalvo


Cindy Montalvo also joins the firm’s Audit Group as an Associate.  She works with clients in a broad range of industries including health care and food service. Cindy has experience working in financial, managerial and cost accounting, as well as managing accounts receivables and cash reconciliations for clients.  She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Saint Xavier University, Chicago.



Vicki McLennan


Vicki McLennan joins the firm’s Tax Group as a Tax Associate.  She assists our clients with bookkeeping and prepares federal and state tax returns for individual and trust clients, including forms 1040, 1041 and 709. In prior roles, Vicki has negotiated IRS appeals, coordinated tax filings, handled client invoicing and utilized QuickBooks. Vicki earned a Bachelor of Science in Insurance from The Pennsylvania State 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 support, 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 Connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

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