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CPA | CK Principal
Amy Langfelder joined Cray Kaiser in 1995, a year out of school. Immediately demonstrating her innate customer service talents, she soon became a supervisor. In 2017, Amy ascended to her current role as a CK Principal. 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. This belief has led Amy to head CK’s Accounting Services division which is dedicated to supporting any (or all) aspects of a client’s accounting functions in the capacity that best serves their business.
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: Memberships: Vistage and Christian Business Fellowship. Former Treasurer for Lamplighter Bible Church. Former member of the Finance Committee for Medinah Christian School.
When she isn’t working: Golfing with husband and daughter. Marrying into a political family means she’s at every community event under the sun!
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!”)