Professionals on the Move - February 24, 2012

Ronald Knecht, Product Director for Princeton Financial Systems’ MIG21
Princeton Financial Systems recently announced Ronald Knecht will take on the position of Product Director for its MIG21 investment compliance platform as part of its continued focus to enhance the platform.

In this new role, Knecht will be responsible for continually developing the MIG21 strategy. He brings with him corporate management experience, knowledge of the market and strong client relationships.

Blackman Kallick Gets Four New Partners, Senior Manager and Audit Senior
Blackman Kallick, recently announced that it expanded several of its practices with the election and hiring of several professionals. The audit, tax and consulting company elected Timothy R. Bowling, Toni M. Diprizio and Jill Elden Rorem as Partners and hired John Klisch as Partner, John Fritz as Senior Manager and Michael Seitz as Audit Senior.

Klisch joins the firm as Partner in the Emerging Enterprises Practice with 20 years of technology experience. During his career at Atlanta-based BDO USA, Klisch worked with public and private companies to help them with growth and financing projects, global and domestic expansion, initial and secondary offerings and private equity and debt financings.

As Senior Manager of Blackman Kallick’s Insurance Practice, Fritz will provide audit, accounting, and consulting services to Blackman’s insurance clients throughout the U.S. He has more than 12 years of experience managing financial statement audits in accordance with SSAP and US GAAP, evaluating and implementing new accounting pronouncements and strengthening and improving internal controls and processes.

Seitz will have responsibility for various operational and financial activities within the Insurance Practice. His duties include supervision of financial statement audit fieldwork, assessment of fraud and evaluation of client operations to improve and strengthen controls.

As Partner in the Audit Services Practice, Bowling will manage the audits for the firm’s emerging enterprises and lead internal control audits. During his time at Blackman, Bowling has helped build the firms Service Organization Control Reporting Services. He writes and speaks on SOC audits and other topics and recently presented at the Insurance Accounting & Systems Association’s Central States Regional Conference.

As Partner in the Not-For-Profit Practice, Diprizio will work with Chicago’s arts and cultural institutions, private schools and social service organizations. Her expertise includes audit and finance committee composition, ethics and conflict-of-interest policies. Diprizio is also 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 Kallick’s Women’s Initiative: Strategies for Excellence.

Rorem, Partner in Staffing Services, is head of the ProjecTemps LLC legal staffing department and direct-hire placement of legal, administrative and financial professionals. She regularly contributes to legal blogs, including Attorneys in Transition (for Chicago Lawyer Magazine) and Just Below the Law. She’s a member of Blackman Kallick’s Long-Term Planning Committee and Women’s Initiative: Strategies for Excellence, as well as an ambassador to the Board of the American Cancer Society.

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