Hawkins Ash CPAs has a new Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a new Enrolled Agent (EA) in the firm’s Marshfield, Wis., office.
Rachel Steinke, an associate at Hawkins Ash CPAs, recently achieved her CPA designation from the State of Wisconsin Department of Regulations & Licensing. To qualify, she had to pass a rigorous, four-part written exam, have a four-year college degree and demonstrate at least a year of experience in public or private accounting.
Jill Wrensch, a tax manager at Hawkins Ash CPAs, is now an EA. This status is the highest credential awarded by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). To qualify, she had to pass a three-part comprehensive IRS test covering individual and business tax returns. Those who obtain this elite status must adhere to ethical standards and complete 72 hours of continuing education courses every three years.
Rachel Steinke, CPA
Rachel Steinke joined Hawkins Ash CPAs in 2019 as an associate. She specializes in 1095 filing and municipal audits, as well as working with partnerships and S Corporations.
Steinke also is experienced in payroll, cost accounting to assist in developing project pricing, GL account reconciliations, insurance claim submissions and addressing customer billing inquiries. In the community she is active in the Marshfield Sunrise Rotary.
“I enjoy the wide variety of tasks and industries we work with,” she said. “It creates new learning opportunities and challenges every day, which helps me to continuously grow and develop knowledge and skills.”
Jill Wrensch, EA
Jill Wrensch has been working in public accounting since 1995, when she began her career with the Kenneth E. Noble, CPA, SC practice, which merged with Hawkins Ash CPAs in 2009.
In her role as a tax manager, Wrensch works with individual, business, and estate and trust tax returns. She also provides general accounting services and tax advisory for clients.
“I’m a lifelong learner who loves helping my clients, the firm and my community,” she said.
Wrensch is actively involved in her community as a clerk for the Town of Rock – Wood County, a member of the Wisconsin Municipal Clerks Association, and a volunteer and committee member for Cub Scout Pack 392/BSA Troop 392.