Blackman Kallick Expands Insurance Services Practice

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Senior Manager and Audit Senior added to team of dedicated insurance professionals.

The firm’s mission statement, ‘make a difference to the success of our people and clients,’ is at the heart of everything we do. John and Mike bring the requisite skills, resources and enthusiasm that drive Blackman Kallick.

Blackman Kallick, LLP the Chicago-based audit, tax and consulting firm, today announced that they have added John Fritz as Senior Manager and Michael Seitz as Audit Senior to Blackman Kallick’s top-rated Insurance Practice. They join a dedicated insurance practice that already has more than 40 professionals and services clients nationally.

In his role as Senior Manager, Fritz will provide audit, accounting, and consulting services to Blackman’s insurance clients throughout the U.S. He will draw on more than a dozen years of insurance industry experience in managing financial statement audits in accordance with Statements of Statutory Accounting Principles (SSAP) and US generally accepted accounting principles (US GAAP), assisting in the evaluation and implementation of new accounting pronouncements, and recommending opportunities to strengthen internal controls, improve internal processes, and protect against risks of fraud and misstatement.

As Audit Senior, Seitz will perform a range of operational and financial activities. He will supervise fieldwork for financial-statement audits, participate in value-added consulting services, assess risks of fraud and misstatement, and evaluate the day-to-day operations of our clients to improve efficiencies and strengthen controls.

Jerry Hufton, a partner in Blackman Kallick's Insurance Practice, said, “Their talent as audit and accounting insurance professionals will enhance our extensive industry experience to deliver high-quality solutions designed to meet the growth opportunities of our clients. We are poised more than ever to expand our national insurance platform by adding John and Michael to our team.”

“We have an ongoing commitment to provide outstanding service. John and Michael bring in-depth knowledge and insight that will help our current and prospective clients be successful,” said Doug Youngren, partner of Blackman Kallick.

Jeff Dertz, partner of Blackman Kallick, added, “The firm’s mission statement, ‘make a difference to the success of our people and clients,’ is at the heart of everything we do. John and Mike bring the requisite skills, resources and enthusiasm that drive Blackman Kallick.”

Blackman Kallick’s Insurance Practice provides audit, tax compliance and consulting services for clients in 16 states and three countries, and has been serving insurance companies for more than 40 years. Our insurance professionals specialize in serving insurance and reinsurance companies, insurance agencies, managing general agencies, premium finance companies and other related insurance businesses operating across North America.

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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