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Christopher R. VanStraten

Partner, CPA
920 739 3400

Chris VanStraten, partner with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP has been with the firm since 1997. Chris is the Wisconsin Firm Leader for Baker Tilly’s healthcare practice. He specializes in providing accounting, practice management, tax, valuation, compensation consulting, controllership, financial planning and general business consulting services to the healthcare industry.

Experience

  • Consults with medical and dental clinics and independent practices regarding strategic decision making
  • Attends client board planning meetings regarding key issue resolutions
  • Performs treasurer and controllership advisory functions for medical and dental practices
  • Reviews monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial statement engagements specializing in the healthcare industry
  • Analyzes and develops medical and dental practice financial benchmarks
  • Consults with start-up practices related to entity formation, organization and business plan development
  • Consults with medical and dental practices related to buy-in/out transactions, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence and valuation calculations
  • Advises regarding compensation comparisons prepares compensation programs and bonus plans
  • Consults related to fair value measurements and stark and anti-kickback considerations
  • Analyzes cash flow projections and investment options for investors
  • Completes fee analysis reviews
  • Prepares, plans, and reviews income tax returns for individuals, partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations
  • Assists taxpayers during federal and state tax audits

Involvement

  • Academy of Dental CPAs
  • Medical Group Management Association
  • National CPA Health Care Advisors Association
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AIPCA)
  • Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA)

Education

University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
Bachelor of Science in Accounting