Carol joined the firm as a staff accountant in 1995 and was promoted to partner in 2001. Prior to entering public accounting and while she was completing her degree in accounting, Carol worked in a physician's office and hospital billing office for six years. This experience provided her with a unique perspective in providing services to the firm's health care clients. Carol continues to receive substantial continuing education in health care services consulting and medical practice management.
Carol's experience includes preparing all types of individual, corporate, partnership, and estate tax returns, preparing financial statements, and consulting with clients on financial accounting and tax issues. Carol developed the medical billing department and provides extensive consulting and practice management services to physicians and health care providers.
Carol graduated cum laude from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in 1995. She successfully passed all parts of the CPA examination on her first sitting in 1995. She passed the Certified Professional Coder examination in 2004 and the Certified Professional Compliance Officer examination in 2012. Carol has served on various boards, including President of the local chapter of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).