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.


One Westbrook Corporate Center
Westchester, IL

Tel: 630.368.7013

Areas of Focus

  • Internal audits
  • FDICIA/COSO 2013
  • Call reporting issues
  • Enterprise risk management
  • Asset/liability consulting
  • Operational reviews


Financial Institutions
Financial Services


Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, Illinois
  • Bachelor of science degree in accounting - Graduated with honors

Sara Mikuta, CPA, CGMA, CIA, CRMA

Risk Advisory and Forensic Services Partner

Sara Mikuta leads the risk advisory services team for Wipfli’s financial institutions practice and leads the Chicago market’s financial institutions practice. Her team is responsible for the development and delivery of internal audit, regulatory compliance examination, loan portfolio, asset-liability and liquidity, information technology, and fiduciary and trust services. Sara brings over 35 years of experience, focusing solely on financial institutions. This depth of knowledge and experience provides her clients with the necessary tools to be successful in their endeavors.

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Internal Auditor
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant®
  • Certification in Risk Management Assurance™
  • Pillars Fillmore Award - Social service agency award honoring recipient for community outreach in the business community
Professional Memberships and Activities
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) - Council member
  • Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS) - Past board chair
  • ICPAS CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois - Board member and Vice Chairperson
  • Illinois Board of Examiners - Board member and Vice Chairperson
  • Financial Managers Society (FMS) - Member
  • The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) - Member
  • First United Methodist Church of Western Springs - Member of administrative council and treasurer of finance committee