About us

Company Information

Lauterbach & Amen, LLP has provided continuous value and quality service to our clients. Founded in 1997 by Sherry Lauterbach and Ron Amen, the firm provides clients with accurate, timely and personalized services that combine large-firm capabilities with small-firm values. Through the years, our services have evolved to meet the growing demands of our clients in the governmental, nonprofit and private sectors.

Today, our firm’s strong foundation and modern technologies ensure that our clients meet their goals and enjoy success while we uphold our standing as a leader in the accounting and benefits industry. L&A is ranked as one of the largest CPA firms in the Chicago area, with a proven reputation for being one of the fastest-growing firms nationwide.

Vision

L&A will attain the highest quality employees who share our core values and capacities in order to continue to service our clients at the level at which they are accustomed. Our staff utilizes their expertise to educate clients with the anticipation that it will lead to accurate solutions to challenges that may arise in the daily course of financial operations. Our goal is to maintain personalized relationships with our current clients, while continuing to develop relationships with new clients with the hopes of creating equally valuable bonds.

Core Values

Teamwork

We know that collaboration is the key to success. We foster an environment that encourages teamwork to ensure our clients experience the best service.

Passion

We are proud that every member of our team truly believes in the services we provide and the value they bring to our clients.

Mission

L&A provides accounting, compilation, assurance, actuary, tax, and financial services to our clients in the spirit of excellence and altruism. As a firm, we are committed to adhering to stringent moral standards in addition to the legally imposed professional standards and guidelines, priding ourselves in our flexible attitude towards accommodating our clients, and continually striving to be an elite personal client service firm.

Leadership

Our team of highly-skilled individuals is dedicated to providing outstanding client service while maintaining our industry’s high standards of excellence, confidentiality and professionalism. Each client engagement is assigned a team of highly skilled, experienced and equipped L&A team members.

Sherry Lauterbach, CPA

Founding Partner
630.393.1483

Ronald J. Amen, CPA

Founding Partner
630.393.1483

Nathan J. Gaskill, CPA

Partner
630.393.1483

Allison R. Barrett

Director
Pension Benefits Services
630.393.1483 ext. 219

Susan J. Hill

Director
Pension Compilation Services/Pension Benefits Services
630.393.1483 ext. 230

Megan Holford, CPA

Director
Human Resources
630.393.1483 ext.202

Wesley Levy

Director
Financial Services
630.393.1483

Todd Schroeder, ASA, EA, MAAA, FCA

Director
Actuarial Services
630.393.1483 ext. 222

A.J. Weber, CPA

Director
Pension Compilation Services / Tax Services
630.393.1483 ext. 241

Kelly Brainerd

Principal
Financial Services
630.393.1483

Kelly Calgaro

Principal
Pension Services Administration
630.393.1483 ext. 254

Kevin Cavanaugh

Principal
Actuarial Services
630.393.1483

Derek Flessner, CPA

Principal
Pension Compilation Services
630.393.1483 ext. 246

Melissa Juntunen, CPA

Principal
Audit Services
630.393.1483 ext. 243

Jennifer Martinson, CPA

Principal
Audit Services
630.393.1483

Dan Oliva

Principal
Information Technology
630.393.1483

Robert L. Rietz, Jr., FCA, EA, MAAA

Principal
Actuarial Services
630.393.1483

James Ritchie

Principal
Actuarial Services
630.393.1483 ext 209

Ann Scales, CPA

Principal
Audit Services
630.393.1483

Don Shaw, CPA

Principal
Audit Services
630.393.1483

Laura Wolf

Principal
Pension Compilation Services
630.393.1483

Industry Involvement

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)

Illinois Government Finance Officers Association

Illinois Municipal Treasurers Association

Illinois CPA Society, Including Committees on Governmental Accounting

Illinois Public Pension Fund Association

AICPA Governmental Audit Quality Center

Illinois Library Association

Illinois Association of Park Districts / Illinois Park & Recreation Association

IGFOA Technical Accounting Review Committee (Responds to GASB Pronouncement Exposure Drafts)

AICPA American Institute of Certified Public Accounting

Illinois Department of Insurance – Task Force

Illinois Association of School Board Officials

Illinois Professional Firefighters Association

American Academy of Actuaries

Special Review Committee – GFOA – Certificate of Achievement Program

L&A retains membership in professional organizations that serve the financial and management staffs of governments. These organizations include:

In addition

L&A has authored several published articles for the growing governmental sector and our informative and well-received annual training courses provide a value-added service to our clients. We have presented for many of the above professional organizations as well as the following:

Community Involvement

Our firm is committed to the clients we serve and the communities in which we live. Our partners and staff are committed to many deserving non-profit organizations. We are thankful to employ people that share our firm’s charitable spirit by regularly volunteering their time, resources, and talents.

L&A has partnered with these charitable organizations to support our local community.

Hesed House

Aurora, IL

Each year, L&A works with Hesed House to adopt two families in the DuPage County area. In addition to donating essential, everyday items to the families, our firm purchases items from their family holiday wish lists.

Hesed House Logo

Ronald McDonald House

Winfield, IL

Through the Ronald McDonald House, families with children undergoing medical treatment can receive - at no cost to them - housing, meals and a true support system. L&A partners with the Winfield chapter of the Ronald McDonald House to donate both time and money in the preparation and delivery of home-cooked meals to families who stay at the property during their child’s medical treatments.

Ronald McDonald House Logo

Feed My Starving Children

Aurora, IL

Providing meals to malnourished children is another way we give back through the non-profit organization Feed My Starving Children. L&A team members have volunteered their time to hand-pack nutritionally complete meals that are shipped to children worldwide.

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