Porte Brown Bolsters Accounting Services for Construction Industry with New CCIFP Certifications

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Porte Brown Bolsters Accounting Services for Construction Industry with New CCIFP Certifications. Three Additional Members of Porte Brown Staff Earn CCIFP Certification Putting the Chicago Area Accounting Firm in an Elite Category with a Total of Four Certified Professionals Available to Provide Specialized Financial Management Services to the Construction Industry.

Porte Brown LLC (http://www.portebrown.com), a Chicago area accounting firm, has announced that three of its staff members have recently earned CCIFP certification. With a total of four CCIFP certified professionals on staff, Porte Brown is among an elite category of CPA firms that can provide specialized accounting and financial management services to the construction industry.

Joe Gleba, CPA, Partner, Genevra Knight, CPA, Manager and Randy Ellis, CPA, Senior Accountant, have all earned CCIFP certification after successfully completing a rigorous exam and fulfilling the education, experience, and ethical requirements of the Institute of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professionals (ICCIFP).

According to Russell J. Wilson, CPA, CCIFP and Partner at the Chicago area accounting firm of Porte Brown, "We're proud of the time and effort our staff has put into achieving one of the highest levels of certification for accountants in the construction industry. It's a level of industry-specific expertise that the average accounting firm simply can't provide." Mr. Wilson himself was certified in 2008 which, at the time, put him in a very select group of less than 500 people in the nation that had earned CCIFP certification.

Mr. Wilson adds, "With over 120 construction clients here at Porte Brown, it's important that our staff has the specialized training necessary to provide the highest standard of accounting services and best practices in the construction industry. Because of these CCIFP certifications, we can deliver on that commitment and provide guidance in areas such as project management, safety issues, human resources, IT, and legal issues pertaining to the construction industry.

The Institute of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professionals, Inc. (ICCIFP - http://www.iccifp.org) is a not-for-profit corporation established to promote the highest standards of construction financial management through the credentialing of construction financial professionals. ICCIFP is an independent, separately incorporated entity affiliated with the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA).

About Porte Brown, LLC
Porte Brown is a mid-sized full service accounting and technology solutions firm offering tax planning and preparation, accounting and audit, employee benefits administration, business valuations, estate planning, accounting software, computer network support, and complete technology solutions. Since 1946, Porte Brown has earned the trust of its clients by paying close attention to their clients' financial affairs. The key to their success lies in continual client communication and a level of personalized service rarely provided by other firms. Porte Brown serves clients in Chicago, Cook County, DuPage County, and other areas throughout Illinois.

Visit us online at http://www.portebrown.com for more information.

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