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Kyle Kass Admitted to Honkamp Krueger Partner Group

Dubuque, Iowa-based Honkamp Krueger & Co. (FY18 net revenue of $80.2 million) has announced that Kyle Kass has joined the firm’s audit department and been admitted as a partner.

Kass has more than 10 years of experience at a Big 4 firm in accounting and assurance. His experience includes serving clients in the industrial products, commercial services and supplies, and business services industries, with a focus in the areas of assurance, internal controls and SEC filings. He specializes in the adoption of new accounting standards and assisting clients with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) compliance.

“I am looking forward to getting to know the clients of HK and developing solutions to their most complex issues,” Kass says.

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Brian Kruk Rejoins Honkamp Krueger to Lead Quality Assurance

Brian E. Kruk

Brian E. Kruk

Dubuque, Iowa-based Honkamp Krueger & Co. (FY17 net revenue of $71.9 million) announces that Brian E. Kruk has rejoined the firm’s quality assurance services team as the practice group leader.

Kruk brings nearly 40 years of professional business experience, including 17 years of progressive internal audit. Kruk’s experience includes operational, financial, construction, joint venture, third-party contract and IT control environment audits, and he has completed hundreds of quality assurance service engagements for public and private sector clients. These include municipalities across the country, Walmart Stores, Inc., United Airlines, Hewlett Packard and various financial institutions.

Most recently, Kruk was the director of contract and construction audit for Union Pacific Railroad, where he directed teams conducting risk-based operational, contractor, construction and special investigation audits. Also, as the former director of quality audit services for the Institute of Internal Auditors, Kruk was the driving force in the rollout of the new quality assessment initiatives.

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Honkamp Krueger Admits Four to Partnership Group

Matt Gardner

Dubuque, Iowa-based Honkamp Krueger & Co. (FY17 net revenue of $71.9 million) has announced the addition of four professionals to the partnership effective Jan. 1.

Matt Gardner, partner for construction audit services, works with clients in project and construction management, owner representation, contract compliance, and cost recovery, avoidance and prevention on their capital construction projects.

Shannon Hunter

Shannon Hunter is responsible for managing special projects, including efficiency reviews, software product support, staff training and new client implementation.

Robert Leibfried, a partner for the business valuation practice area, oversees the firm’s valuation department and engagements. He assists clients in understanding what a business is worth, how value is determined and establishes expectations for valuation engagements.

Reggie Rowe, a general services partner, is responsible for corporate, partnership and individual tax planning and financial statement preparation, business consulting and strategic planning, and management services. He also leads the firm’s independent medical group industry team.

Honkamp Krueger Acquires Short & Company CPA

Greg Burbach

Dubuque, Iowa-based Honkamp Krueger & Co. (FY17 net revenue of $71.9 million), an IPA 100 firm, has acquired Short & Company CPA of Waukee, Iowa, which is in the Des Moines area.

Greg Burbach, Honkamp Krueger’s president and CEO, says, “As Honkamp Krueger continues to grow, it was natural to look toward our state capital region for a good-fit CPA firm. We found that with the Short & Company partners and team, who have a similar approach to business with their work ethic, quality services and culture. Already having a Des Moines presence with our wealth management affiliate, HK Financial Service, and human capital division, Kabel Business Services, we are excited to add the CPA and business advisory service lines to the region.”

Ron Stallman, former partner at Short & Company, and now a Honkamp Krueger partner, adds, “We are excited for the new opportunities this merger/acquisition offers to serve our clients in a greater capacity, and the team is looking forward to the future as part of the HK family of companies.”

Honkamp Krueger Acquires Gabelmann & Associates

Effective Jan. 1, Dubuque, Iowa-based Honkamp Krueger & Co. (FY16 net revenue of $68.8 million) acquired Gabelmann & Associates, of Bettendorf, Iowa.

“Upon the heels of our newly expanded and remodeled campus on 35th Street in Davenport, we are excited to welcome the talented professionals of Gabelmann & Associates to the HK Family. Our firms have a good cultural fit, passion for client service, and are excited to continue to grow our presence in the quad cities together,” says Jon Thoms, HK’s PIC of the quad cities market.

“This new partnership allows us to greatly expand our services through the HK family of companies with a continuation of the personalized and professional service from all existing Gabelmann & Associates team members. We are very excited for the opportunities the two firms together creates for our clients and our teams,” says William Gabelmann, who was admitted as partner at HK.

Honkamp Krueger Admits Five New Partners

Dubuque, Iowa-based Honkamp Krueger & Co. (FY16 net revenue of $68.8 million) and its workforce management affiliate, HK Payroll Services Inc. (HKP) admitted five new partners, effective Jan. 1.

Ryan Burbach, partner in decision support services, works with clients to develop a practical and effective business advisory model, involving data-driven decisions and the continuous improvement of business processes.

Nicole Gantz, marketing partner, is responsible for the marketing strategy and implementation of innovative marketing solutions. She also provides marketing consulting to assist businesses with their own marketing strategies and initiatives.

Sue Lawler, audit partner, is responsible for overseeing audit team members, planning and reviewing client attestation engagements, presenting financial statements and other reports to clients, and researching new accounting pronouncements and auditing standards.

Stacey May, partner of the tax credit program of HKP, leads a highly-knowledgeable, customer service-focused team who actively pursues several federal and state employment tax credits for businesses coast-to-coast.

Stephanie Mettille, partner, assists businesses and individuals with tax planning, tax preparation, and general business consulting. She works with clients in a wide variety of industries including construction, real estate, automobile dealerships and manufacturers and has experience with multi-state businesses.

Honkamp Krueger Makes Its Own Version of ‘The Accountant’ Trailer

Adding machines, pocket protectors, mountains of receipts, crumpled coffee cups, tense conversations. Yes, it’s a trailer for, The Accountants: The Sequel.

Dubuque, Iowa-based Honkamp Krueger & Co. (FY15 net revenue of $58.4 million) is having some fun with the recently released Warner Bros. Pictures film, The Accountant, starring Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick.

The firm has made its own trailer using the dramatic tone of the original but with reviews like, “Leonard Maltin vaguely recalls, ‘It was like being in a coma, but still kind of awake.’ ”

View HK’s video at

See the real movie trailer here:

This is not the first parody HK has created as part of its marketing strategy. The firm also created a series of Shark Tank video parodies showcasing a selection of their 40-plus services.

Partner Ryan Hauber says, “Being innovative with our marketing practices by creating videos such as this demonstrates our creative approach to solving business problems, building relationships with our clients, and highlighting our firm’s unique culture.”

Campana Becomes Partner at Honkamp Krueger

Mike Campana

Mike Campana

Dubuque, Iowa-based Honkamp Krueger & Co. (FY15 net revenue of $58.4 million) announces the addition of new partner Mike Campana, who will provide accounting and assurance services and support the firm’s quality control functions.

Campana has 22 years of experience in public accounting, five with a Big 4 firm and 17 in the national office of a Top 5 firm. He specializes in audit methodology, internal controls and financial analysis.

Honkamp Krueger & Co. Acquires Doyle & Keenan

Dubuque, Iowa-based Honkamp Krueger & Co. (FY14 net revenue of $53.3 million) has acquired Doyle & Keenan of Davenport, Iowa.

Greg Burbach, MP for HK, says, “Their firm has a fabulous reputation in the Quad City market and has a close cultural fit with HK. We both believe in serving clients with the personal touch while helping them be more profitable.”

Steven Campana, former principal of D&K, and now partner with HK, adds, “My partners, Nick Nauman, Frank Ludgate, Michelle Steining and I knew where we wanted to lead the firm by providing additional and needed services benefiting the strategic-minded and goal-oriented individuals and organizations that we are passionate about serving. We were delighted to find that Honkamp Krueger had like-minded leadership who, frankly, were already successful in delivering those services to a very similar client base.”

Honkamp Krueger’s Partner Voted 2015 Digital CPA Innovative Practitioner

Natalie Hoffmann

Natalie Hoffmann

Natalie Hoffmann, partner at Dubuque, Iowa-based Honkamp Krueger & Co. (FY14 net revenue of $53.3 million) was voted as the 2015 Digital CPA Innovative Practitioner winner by, an AICPA company, to recognize innovation in the accounting field. Specifically, Hoffmann is being recognized for her role as the technology partner and leader for the development of Honkamp Krueger’s Client Patronage Program App for Apple® and Android™, which promotes and rewards employees for shopping at firm clients. (See INSIDE Public Accounting’s article on the app)

“The development of the HK Client Patronage App was a team effort by the wonderful talent in our marketing and IT departments,” says Hoffmann in a statement. “I was happy to lead this team to a successful launch and execution of the program.”

Hoffmann will be recognized at the 2015 Digital CPA Conference in December in Las Vegas.