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Christine M. Anderson

Managing Partner of Assurance and Firm Financial Services Industry Leader, CPA, CITP

Christine Anderson, Partner with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, has been with the firm since 2007 and serves as the Assurance Services and Financial Services Industry Leader. She has more than 25 years of experience working within financial service organizations, including leadership roles in finance, operations, compliance, and project management. In 2011, she was elected to the firm’s Board of Directors and, in 2012, Chris was named Managing Partner of Assurance Services. She is experienced in leading, developing, and implementing strategic initiatives.

Experience

  • Works with firm leaders to help formulate and support the firm’s goals and objectives
  • Five years of experience as a senior finance leader in $3 billion multi-line financial services company
  • Audit Partner responsible for audit and advisory services for numerous financial service entities
  • Fourteen years of previous audit and advisory services experience as a former member of the financial services group of a national accounting firm
  • Operational experience leading insurance financial operations including internal audit, controller, tax, planning, and financial reporting
  • Experience in accounting for acquisitions and performing due diligence procedures
  • Extensive experience working with regulated entities and addressing complex contractual accounting issues
  • Leader within the firms third-party assurance practice

Involvement

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants – IT Audit Task Force and AICPA/NAIC Task Force
  • Wisconsin Accounting Examination Board
  • Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Insurance Accounting & Systems Association, Vice President (2000–2004, 2007–current)
  • Junior Achievement Wisconsin Board

Thought Leadership

  • Instructor – American Institute of Certified Public Accountants – SOC Reporting School
  • Instructor – International Accounting for Insurance Companies
  • Instructor – US GAAP for Insurance Companies
  • Guest Lecturer – University Wisconsin Madison Graduate Program – How Insurance Companies Make Money
  • Presentation – International Accounting for Insurance Contracts
  • Published – Fair Value – Who Decides What is Fair
  • Published – IASB and FASB Convergence and International Accounting for Insurance Contracts
  • Presentation – AICPA – SOC Reporting Lessons Learned

Education

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting