Kara  Austin, <span class="title">CPA</span>

Kara Austin, CPAShe | HerAudit Senior

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A member of ORBA’s Audit Group, Kara Austin began her career at ORBA as a summer intern. She specializes in performing audits, reviews and compilations for both privately-held companies and not-for-profit organizations in a variety of industries. In addition to attestation engagements, Kara provides tax services to individuals, corporations and partnerships.

Kara currently co-chairs ORBA’s Women’s Alliance Group.

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Firm News


ORBA’s Stephanie Zaleski-Braatz Appointed to Illinois CPA Society’s Board of Directors
CHICAGO — ORBA, one of Chicago ’s largest independent accounting, tax and consulting firms, is pleased to announce that Stephanie Zaleski-Braatz, CPA has been named to the Illinois CPA Society's (ICPAS) Board of Directors. She will serve in this role for a three-year term through March 2027.

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seminars & events


ORBA will gladly provide you with hard copies of the useful guides listed below. Select which guides you would like to receive and submit the form below.

  • Tax Pocket Guide
  • Tax Planning Guide
  • Records Retention Schedule
  • Auto, Travel & Business Log

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