- Certified Public Accountant, Illinois
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member
- Illinois CPA Society, Member
- Steel Beam Theatre Company, Treasurer
- Memberships / Boards:
- Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and Management
Upper Iowa University
Vicki Michalski, CPA
Senior Tax Manager
Vicki is a Senior Tax Manager at Tighe, Kress & Orr, P.C. with over 20 years of experience serving clients in a variety of industries including manufacturing, distribution, trucking, construction, service and not-for-profit. Her experience includes advising business and individual clients on a broad range of tax and business matters including strategic and complex tax planning, multi-state taxation, state and local taxation, and tax credits and incentives. Vicki provides specialized tax and accounting services to closely held businesses and their owners, high net worth individuals, as well as start up businesses, charities and private family foundations.
Vicki’s knowledge in tax strategies was developed through the many real life situations that she encountered during her career. As her experience increased, she played a leading role as the primary relationship manager on larger accounts with revenues ranging from $25 million to $650 million and with operations in numerous states and localities.
To date, a few of Vicki’s major accomplishments include filing an income tax or sales tax return in every state in the union and in five other countries, helping a client defer over $750,000 in revenues by filing for a change in accounting method, and assisting numerous clients with obtaining four and five-figure refunds on returns previously filed by others through identifying preferential tax strategies.
Prior to joining the team at Tighe, Kress & Orr, P.C., Vicki was a Tax Manager at Borhart Spellmeyer & Company, LLC. During that time, she gained experience serving a wide variety of clients ranging from high net-worth individuals and trusts, to start-up companies and well-established multi-state companies with complex tax issues.
Vicki’s ability to understand your business and become a strategic partner, rather than a once a year duty, is what makes her valuable to you and your continued success. By taking on the role of trusted advisor, Vicki will assist in many aspects of your business, such as strategic planning, tax planning and succession planning.
Vicki earned her Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and Management from Upper Iowa University.
She is a Certified Public Accountant, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the Illinois CPA Society.
Vicki has lived in the Northwestern suburbs her whole life, and currently resides in Elgin with her husband Dan and numerous pets. Outside of the office, Vicki serves as treasurer on the board of a local non-profit theatre and enjoys taking her dogs to the river in the summer, hiking in the fall and patronizing as many museums and live theatre shows as she can.