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Michael Brown Sterling

403 East Third St.
Sterling, IL 61081



Email: mbrown@wipfli.com

Michael Brown, CPA


Michael Brown is an assurance partner committed to utilizing his extensive experience working with financial institutions for over 25 years to deliver practical and expert advisory and assurances services.  Michael has a strong passion for the success of his clients and strives to fully understand the unique needs of each client and assist with practical solutions to the vast, complex, and readily changing accounting and regulatory standards that financial institutions continually face.

  • Certified Public Accountant
Professional Memberships and Activities
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) - Member
  • Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS) - Member
  • Community Bankers Association of Illinois - Member
  • Community Bankers Advisory Network - Member

Areas of Focus

  • Audit and accounting services
  • Credit reviews and the allowance for loan losses
  • Financial institution advisory services
  • Internal audit services
  • Loan review services
  • Trust examinations
  • Employee benefit plan audits


Sauk Valley College - Dixon, Illinois
  • Associate degree in science
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, Illinois
  • Bachelor of science in accountancy

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