Joel A. Herman, CPA

Joel A. Herman, CPA

P 312.670.7444 | F 312.670.8301

Joel Herman has more than 25 years of professional experience at ORBA, where he has been a Director since 1997. Joel is the Director in charge of ORBA’s on-campus recruiting and a member of the firm’s Personnel Committee, as well as the Chair of the Manufacturing and Distribution Group and a member of the Law Firm Group.

Joel serves manufacturers, distributors, retailers and various personal service corporations, including consulting firms, medical practices and law firms. He also works with other entrepreneurs, self-employed individuals and closely-held companies, including real estate developers, technology companies and marketing and advertising firms. This wide variety of client types and industries allows him to leverage best practices from one industry and apply them to others, which is extremely valuable to his clients.

Joel’s primary area of concentration is financial statement attestation and income tax compliance. In addition to accounting and auditing services, Joel performs litigation support and is involved in due diligence investigations related to mergers and acquisitions. He also performs tax planning and compliance work for business owners and individuals.

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ORBA Human Resources Director Sarah Wonnell Appointed Board Chair of Windy City Performing Arts
Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams, Ltd. (ORBA), one of Chicago’s largest public accounting firms, is proud to announce that Human Resources Director Sarah Wonnell has been appointed as the new board chair of Windy City Performing Arts (WCPA) for a one-year term. Windy City Performing Arts is a not-for-profit organization that sings to inspire change, celebrate diversity and honor the dignity of the LGBTQ+ community.

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