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Joseph M. Lightcap

Partner, CPA

Joe Lightcap, a partner with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, has been with the firm since 2000. He is a member of the public sector practice group and specializes in providing accounting and auditing services to local governmental entities, including school districts, villages, and counties.

Experience

  • Partner-in-charge of financial and compliance related audit engagements for public sector entities
  • Supervises the work performed by multiple associates during accounting and auditing engagements
  • Reviews and provides guidance for comprehensive annual financial reports, which have been awarded Certificates of Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association and Association of School Business Officials
  • Provides strategic planning and implementation services for government units, implementing Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements
  • Analyzes clients’ control systems to assist in implementing beneficial controls that are cost effective to clients
  • Assists clients in developing account structures in order to comply with state reporting requirements
  • Identifies client opportunities for efficiencies and cost savings
  • Develops “best practices” for municipalities and school districts
  • Analyzes policies, procedures, and controls
  • Conducts risks assessment standards
  • Licensed CPA in Illinois

Involvement

  • Illinois Association of School Business Officials
  • Illinois Government Finance Officers Association
  • Government Finance Officers Association – Special Review Committee
  • Illinois CPA Society

Education

University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy