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Work experience

Nov 2007Present

Senior Accountant

Wolter and Raak, LTD.

Tax preparation for individuals, partnerships, S-corporations, C-corporations and non-profit organizations. 

Quickbooks Pro Advisor

Jun 2007Nov 2007

Senior Accountant

In a team environment, assisted with the centralization of the accounting processes for 60 sales offices to the La Crosse location.

Worked with the payroll systems to create uniformity in the systems across the company.

Jan 1994Apr 2005

Owner, CEO

PARK Financial Services, Inc. (ARK Accounting Service)

Provided tax services to approximately 300 individuals and small businesses. 

Worked with a variety of businesses providing bookkeeping and accounting services including payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger work, budgeting and planning.

Worked in the non-profit sector setting up accounting systems, preparing monthly reports for state and federal agencies, budgeting, grant writing and capital campaign management.

Assisted the Wisconsin Childcare Improvement Project with a software project to create a program to assist family child care providers with a bookkeeping solution.

Forensic accounting services to assist client with mismanagement of funds and theft by an employee.

Clients included non-profit agencies, commercial printer, restaurant, grocery store, auto repair shops, insurance sales, retail clothing store and a variety of other industries.

Jan 1999Apr 2002

Controller

Blaschko Enterprises, Inc.

Worked in a leadership capacity providing accounting services for a commercial printer. 

Handled payroll, supervision of up to 10 employees, maintenance of computer systems and monthly general ledger work.

Installed a new computer network of 20 computers, including new software implementation.

Education

Jan 1984May 1987

Bachelor of Science

Summary

Jennifer has over 15 years of experience in tax and accounting for small business owners. Jennifer also brings a background in yoga, natural health and meditation in addition to business skills, providing a new level of possibilities to the coaching experience.

Focusing on values-based leadership models and coaching methods, she has the skills and experience to help you grow your business based on your values. Helping you to create a culture within your organization that reflects your personal ideals while still being a viable, profitable business.Jennifer focuses as well on work/life balance and is an advocate of “owning your business, not letting your business own you!”

Interest

In 2003, Jennifer completed her first marathon, the Whistlestop in Ashland, Wisconsin.  She continues to race frequently, all distances from a 5K to 1/2 marathons.

A 200 hour registered yoga teacher, Jennifer teaches several classes per week from her studio located at 601 East 5th Street, Winona, MN.

Jennifer has taken a variety of classes and attended many workshops on natural health topics, yoga, meditation and personal development.