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Amy Langfelder

CPA | CK Manager

Amy Langfelder joined Cray Kaiser in 1995, a year out of school. Immediately demonstrating her innate customer service talents, she soon became a supervisor and, in 2012, ascended to her current role as a CK Manager. In addition to her work with clients as an accountant—including engagements as an auditor for nonprofits—she builds client relationships, trains junior staff and manages the flow of projects across the firm, working closely with the CK Principals.

As she sees it, most certified public accounting practitioners can sufficiently manage matters of compliance. But the real power of the accounting discipline lies in expanding clients’ financial literacy so that they may more effectively lead their businesses.

Because of Cray Kaiser’s niche expertise in closely held and family-owned businesses, many of the owners and presidents of these companies work directly with Amy on their accounting needs. This access to client leadership extends her ability to change business practices for the better. And that is what Amy is all about.

Amy graduated with a degree in Accounting from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois.

Community: Member of the Small Business Advocacy Council, which offers networking, support and educational programs for small business owners.

The Lighter Side

When she isn’t working: Amy volunteers at her daughter’s school, where she serves (no surprise here) on the finance committee.
Accounting motto: Give clients meaning, not just financial reports.
Home town: Bartlett, IL, where she lives now.
Near & dear: Husband Jay, daughter Mya.
Best vacation ever: Hands down, her trip to China, when she and Jay adopted daughter Mya. (“The three-week trip changed our family dynamics forever!”)