Partners and Associates

Partners and Associates

A hybrid team of accountants, advisors, and consultants whose collective experience and diverse backgrounds ignite ideas, reconfigure approaches, and recommend strategies and innovative solutions for our clients.

Michael Brown

403 East Third St.
Sterling, IL 61081

Tel: 815.626.1277


Audit and Accounting

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


Financial Institutions
Financial Services


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

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

Recent Insights


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May 15, 2017