Blackman Kallick Elects Three New Partners

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Firm strengthens Not-for Profit, Service Organization Control and Staffing practices

Our goal as a firm is to provide specialized expertise for clients, and these promotions enhance our ability to provide the services that impact our clients’ businesses.

Chicago-based accounting and consulting firm Blackman Kallick is pleased to announce that Timothy Bowling, Toni Diprizio and Jill Elden Rorem have been elected partners in the firm, effective January 1, 2012.

“As a firm, we take great pride in announcing these promotions, as they further strengthen three of our already robust practices. Each of these partners has made significant contributions to the firm and are among the new generation of leaders who will fuel Blackman’s continued growth,” said Blackman Managing Partner Steve Schneider. “Our goal as a firm is to provide specialized expertise for clients, and these promotions enhance our ability to provide the services that impact our clients’ businesses.”

Timothy R. Bowling, 36, was elected Partner in Blackman’s Audit Services Practice. Tim’s expertise has helped build Blackman’s Service Organization Control (SOC) Reporting Services group, formerly known as the SAS 70 Practice. Tim also manages the audits for many of the firm’s emerging enterprises clients engaged in technology, service and retail. Drawing on both his public accounting experience and time spent as an internal audit manager for a public company, Tim leads internal control audits and risk assessment engagements that comply with the SOC reporting framework issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). This expertise enables Tim to help clients assess risk and establish effective internal control that mitigates financial, operational and compliance risk. He also provides counsel on complex revenue recognition matters. Tim is a frequent writer and speaker on SOC audits as well as other related topics and recently presented at the central states regional conference of the Insurance Accounting & Systems Association (IASA).

Toni M. Diprizio, 39, was elected Partner in Blackman’s Not-For-Profit Practice. Toni’s clients include many of Chicago’s prominent arts and cultural institutions, social service organizations, trade and professional associations, private schools and foundations. She is passionate about her clients and committed to their success. Many not-for-profit board members look to Toni for guidance on audit and finance committee composition, ethics, and conflict-of-interest policies. She is also a frequent speaker at Blackman’s not-for-profit accounting and auditing update conferences and CFO roundtables. An active volunteer, Toni is on the board and finance committee of Emerald City Theatre Company, a member of the Eleanor Foundation Finance Committee and a Steering Committee Member of Blackman’s Women’s Initiative: Strategies for Excellence (WISE).

Jill Elden Rorem, 38, was elected Partner in Blackman Kallick Staffing Services. Jill leads both the ProjecTemps LLC legal staffing department as well as direct-hire placement of legal, administrative and financial professionals. Under her leadership, ProjecTemps has become a nationally-known contract legal staffing firm whose revenue has tripled in five years. Jill regularly presents “Demystifying the Contract Attorney Process” to associations, law firms and other companies and is a regular contributor to legal blogs, including Attorneys in Transition (for Chicago Lawyer Magazine) and Just Below the Law. She is a member of both Blackman’s Long-Term Planning Committee and the firm’s Women’s Initiative: Strategies for Excellence (WISE). Jill is also an ambassador to the Board of the American Cancer Society.

About Blackman Kallick
Blackman Kallick provides audit, tax, and consulting services for privately held and public companies as well as not-for-profit organizations. Founded in 1962, Blackman Kallick is the ninth-largest accounting and consulting firm in Chicago (Crain’s Chicago Business, October 17, 2011), employs more than 220 professionals and is a leading member of HLB International, a worldwide network of independent professional accounting firms and business advisors in 450 offices spanning 100 countries. With specialized industry practices that include Manufacturing and Distribution, Construction, Family Office, Food, Hospitality, Insurance, Not-for-Profit, Private Equity and Venture Capital, Emerging Enterprises and Technology, Real Estate, and Healthcare Services, Blackman Kallick combines sophisticated, market-leading services with an accessible and personal approach. For more information, please visit BlackmanKallick.com.

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