Chris specializes in the planning, supervision and review of various financial reporting engagements in the agriculture, manufacturing and real estate and construction industries. He also has experience in corporate and individual tax planning and preparation as well as business valuations of privately-held companies for estate, gifting and stock sales.

As a member of Schenck’s Agriculture & Food Processing Team, Chris leads the grain division of the team. He has experience working with feed manufacturers and grain elevators.

Chris is also a member of Schenck’s Real Estate & Construction Industry Team. He is a frequent speaker on business topics to local organizations. Chris has been with Schenck since 1999.

Key accomplishments

  • Saved a feed manufacturing client several thousand dollars annually by getting them qualified as a manufacturer for real estate tax purposes. This allowed the client to take advantage of property tax savings as well as the manufacturing tax credit.
  • Saved a client significant tax dollars annually by electing to have LLC taxed as an S Corp.
  • Saved a client $3,000 annually in unemployment insurance by having unemployment insurance fund balance transferred to a new operating entity. Client also received a $14,000 refund by having state apply the reduced unemployment insurance rate retroactively.
  • Worked with a contractor and modified their accounting process to capture information necessary to accurately prepare sales and use tax returns.
  • Saved a homebuilder $3,000 in tax dollars by analyzing tax returns and claiming previously missed deductions.

Education

University of Wisconsin—Green Bay, BS Accounting

Professional memberships

  • Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts

Community involvement

  • Fisheries Forever, Inc., Director
  • Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Endowment Committee Member
  • Wings Over Wisconsin – Green Bay Chapter, Board Member

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What our clients say

“Schenck has provided invaluable service and advice to me, to Johnsonville Sausage, and to the entire Stayer family for the past 11 years. I have found the Schenck team to be extremely proactive in strategy and their client service is second to none. They are more than an accounting firm; they are true partners in our success.” - Ralph Stayer, CEO, Johnsonville Sausage, LLC
“It is nice to work with a regional accounting firm that is focused on companies our size. We are treated like an 'A' client. Our audit committee is impressed with Schenck’s candid feedback and the strategic direction they provide. The leaders on the job are consistent and take the time to understand our business and our goals.” - Bob Kamphuis, CEO, President, Chairman of the Board, Mayville Engineering Company, Inc.
“Schenck has served as a key player in FEECO’s success over the years. Our business has grown and expanded to serve new markets, and Schenck has the depth of personnel to continue to meet our increasingly complex accounting and tax needs. I appreciate their timely and responsive service throughout the year.” - Dan Madigan, President, FEECO International