Aimee Kent, Accountant

Email: akent@kollathcpa.com

Phone: 608.416.1014
Education | BBA in Accounting

Work Experience | 24 years experience in insurance accounting

Favorite food? Chips and guacamole Favorite quote and it’s author? “Not everything that is faced can be changed but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” – James Baldwin, Novelist Favorite outdoor activity? Hiking  

 

Middleton Staff

Bonnie Watson, CPA, Accountant

Email: bwatson@kollathcpa.com

Phone: 608.416.1001

Education | BBA in Accounting and Master of Accountancy

Work Experience | 10 years of internal and external audit experience, mainly focused on financial institutions, as well as 3 years of internal accounting and reporting in the insurance industry. 8 years of experience in income tax preparation for individuals and businesses.

Memberships: IIA

Interests | Camping, swimming, biking and spending time with family

Favorite quote and it’s author? Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. - Gandhi Favorite season? Fall 
Favorite show? The Goldbergs 

Chris Flessert, CEBS, SPHR

Email:  cflessert@kollathcpa.com
Phone:  608.416.1003
Education |  BBA in Management (UW-Whitewater), BA in Accounting (Lakeland College -Madison campus)
Work Experience |  Over 25 years of HR generalist experience in manufacturing, insurance, banking, and retail.  Emphasis in employee benefits, legal compliance, employee relations, job description development, and human resources administration
Specialties |  Emphasis on details of effective human resources administration, employee benefits compliance, legal compliance, employee relations and strong problem solving skills
Certifications |  Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation -lifetime
Memberships |  ISCEBS, SHRM
Favorite outdoor activity? Long distance walking  
Favorite Place to be? Near mountains and water  Favorite season?  Fall
How many countries have you visited?  9
Best musician you've seen in concert?  Elton John

Chris Roche, Senior Accountant

Email: croche@kollathcpa.com

Phone: 608.416.1010

Education | BBA in Accounting and Management and Human Resources – UW Madison

Work Experience | 3 years experience in public accounting. Prepare and review federal and state informational returns for nonprofits. Prepare, review, and audit financial statements for nonprofits. Provide outsourced accounting services for nonprofits

Specialties | Assurance services, general financial consulting, and CFO contract services. Implement and improve efficient accounting processes, procedures, and internal controls. Bill.com Guru. QuickBooks Online Certified

Best musician you’ve seen in concert? Allman Brothers Band Favorite quote and it’s author? "It's not what you know, it's what you can prove" Denzel Washington in Training Day Favorite sport to play? Basketball Hidden talent? Thumb Wrestling 

Emily Bartling, Accountant

Email: ebartling@kollathcpa.com

Phone: 608.416.1023

Education | BA in Accounting

Work Experience | 9 years of experience in accounting predominately for private companies

Interests | Baking, reading, watching movies

Favorite indoor activity? Reading Favorite movie? Princess Bride or Clue Favorite pizza topping? Pepperoni Favorite quote and it’s author? No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible. – George Chakiris 

Jared Krueger, CPA

Email: jkrueger@kollathcpa.com

Phone: 608.416.1007

Education | Bachelor’s of Science Degree with a double major in Accounting and Finance

Work Experience | 3 years’ experience in public accounting

Specialties | Individual and business tax. Tax planning. Bookkeeping

Memberships | AICPA, WICPA

Interests | Being outdoors, Swimming, Superheroes

Favorite band? Rubber Hero/Role model? Peter Parker Hidden talent? Still trying to find out What movie makes you cry? Prometheus (It was terrible!) 

Karen Ganser, Accountant

Email: kganser@kollathcpa.com

Phone: 608.416.1012

Education | Associates Degree in Accounting – Chippewa Valley Technical College

Work Experience | 30 years’ experience in accounting

Specialties | QuickBooks, Payroll

Interests | Reading, Hiking, Home renovations

Do you have any superstitions? Bigfoot is real. Favorite place to be? On my deck overlooking the WI River Valley with a New Glarus beer! Favorite quote and it’s author? “Never miss an opportunity to shut up” Mark Twain Favorite state? WISCONSIN! 

 

 

Mike Kollath, CPA, Partner

Email: mkollath@kollathcpa.com

Phone: 608.279.4099

Education | BBA in Accounting, minor in Political Science

Work Experience | 20+ years experience in public and private accounting. Prepare and review federal and state informational returns for nonprofits. Compile, review, and audit financial statements for nonprofits. Extensive experience in financial statement preparation and complex accounting research

Specialties | Emphasis on big picture thinking. Tax planning and compliance. Assurance services. General financial consulting. CFO contract services

Accomplishments | CPA in 1996. Started Kollath CPA in 2007. Treasurer for Madison4Kids, Madison Development Corporation, Crestwood Association for Parents and Teachers. In Business Magazine’s 40 under 40

Memberships | AICPA, WICPA

Best musician you’ve seen in concert? Janet Jackson if you’re nasty Favorite book? Catcher in the Wry by Bob Uecker Favorite place to be? Maui Hidden talent? I won the race walk twice in high school track Do you have any nicknames? Loser/slacker 

 

Mike Brand, CPA, Partner

Email: mbrand@kollathcpa.com

Phone: 262.391.5855

Education | BA in Business and Psychology 2010

Work Experience | Licensed CPA with 5 Years Public Accounting Experience.  Outsourced Accounting Services. Financial Auditing. Compile Financial Statements. Establish Financial & Operational Controls. Annual Budget and Cash Flow Projection Consulting. Prepare Tax Returns

Specialties | Nonprofit. Small Business. Annual Audit Preparation. Financial Management.  Budgeting and Forecasting. Internal Controls. QuickBooks Software.

Memberships | AICPA, WICPA, Big Brothers Big Sisters

Favorite food? Wings Favorite sport to play? Basketball How many countries have you visited? Not enough 

 

Vicki Spindler, Senior Accountant

Email: vspindler@kollathcpa.com
Phone: 608.416.1008

Education | BS in Accounting – UW Madison

Work Experience | 20 years if experience in public accounting doing tax, bookkeeping, and audit work for individuals and small to medium sized businesses and non-profits

Specialties | Accounting, Bookkeeping
Memberships | WICPA, AICPA

Favorite  color? Blue  Favorite food? Pot roast with mashed potatoes and gravy

Hero/Role Model? My mom  
Best musician you've seen in concert? Reba McIntyre

Randy Diehl, CPA, Senior Accountant

Email: rdiehl@kollathcpa.com

Phone: 608.274.4707

Education | BS in Accounting

Work Experience | 40+ years in public and private accounting

Specialties | Tax planning and compliance, general financial consulting, real estate

Interests | Land Stewardship

 

Kelly Kutler, Payroll Consultant

Email: kkutler@organicpayroll.com

Phone: 608.347.3336

Work Experience | Payroll Consulting since 2005

Accomplishments | Volunteer at Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC)

Memberships | WWBIC, Ambassador at Doyenne Group, GMSHRM, WBI

Interests | Travel, Interior Design, Madison’s Farmers Market, Skiing (water & downhill) spending time on the lake at our cabin up north

Favorite color? Kelly Green Favorite pizza topping? Pepperoni and LOTS of cheese Favorite sport to watch? College Basketball (March Madness) 
Location of your dream vacation? Greek Islands 

Erin Long, Payroll Specialist

Email: elong@organicpayroll.com

Phone: 262.498.4906

Education | BS in Zoology and Psychology

Work Experience | Nearly 10 years of outsourced payroll experience

Specialties | Payroll, HR, Employee Benefits

Other Interests | Hiking and rock climbing

Memberships | American Payroll Association

Favorite outdoor activity? Rock Climbing Favorite place to be? In the mountains Favorite type of donut? Is this a trick question? All types Location of your dream vacation? Trekking through the Himalayas

Emily Upstrom, Accountant

Email: eupstrom@kollathcpa.com

Phone: 608.416.1002

Education | BA in Accounting

Work Experience | 3 years of experience public accounting
Specialties |  Individual and Business Tax

Interests | Traveling, cooking, playing ukulele and camping
Favorite song to karaoke? 9 to 5 by Dolly Parton  
Favorite joke? Did you hear the joke about the corduroy pillow? You should have, it's been making headlines  Strangest think you've eaten? A scorpion in Thailand  Proudest accomplishment?  I won a Mariah Carey Glitter t-shirt in a watermelon eating contest when I was 12

Bob Steinich, Senior Accountant

Email: bsteinich@kollathcpa.com 
Phone: 608.416.1034
Education | BS in Accounting
Work Experience | Over 10 years of experience in public and private accounting. Preparation and compilation of financial statements in accordance with GAAP

Board game you dominate? Settlers of Catan  Favorite color? Cubby blue
Favorite food? Steak  Favorite season?  Fall  Favorite sport to play? Golf
Favorite sport to watch? Basketball  Hero/Role Model? My wife

Carmen Jeschke, CPA, Accountant

Email: cjeschke@kollathcpa.com

Phone: 608.824.3002

Education | BA in Journalism (1983), Nonprofit Management Certification (1995), AA in Accounting (2007), Management Certification (2015)

Work Experience | Licensed CPA since 2010, 4 years – corporate controller;
4 years – public accountant; 4 years – business manager

Specialties | Cash and debt management, general accounting, financial statement preparation and review, team management and motivation

Memberships | WICPA, AICPA

Interests | Family and friends, travel, reading, tennis

Board game you dominate at? Candy Land Hero/role model? Muhammad Ali Super power – which one do you want? The power to fly.

 

 

Tracy Gast, CPA, Senior Accountant

Email: tgast@kollathcpa.com

Phone: 608. 416.1005

Education | MPA

Work Experience | Bookkeeping, Compilation, Auditing, Reviews, Payroll Tax, Process improvement and Individual Tax Experience

Specialties | Payroll Tax, Bookkeeping

Memberships | AICPA

Interests | Swimming, Cross Stitching, Hardanger

Board game you dominate at? Sleuth Favorite food? Kiwi Fruit  Favorite quote and it’s author? “Do not meddle in the affairs of Dragons… For you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup” -Unknown 
Favorite type of donut? A Fosdal Bakery cream filled chocolate donut 

Middleton, WI 

Phone: 608-824-3002

Fax: 866-486-4261

Sauk Prairie, WI  

Phone: 608-644-0206

Fax: 608-643-3467

Brookfield, WI  

Phone: 414-751-6847

Fax: 866-486-4261