Lou Ann Klotzbach
In July 2017, Laciak>cpa welcomed accounting management veteran Lou Ann Klotzbach to the team, and in the process, acquired a seasoned accounting professional with decades of experience managing corporate accounts payable and receivable, and overseeing financial operations.
Most recently, Lou Ann served as Senior Director and Controller for DirectBuy’s corporate headquarters in Merrillville, after having spent 23 years in accounting at adhesive technology/packaging materials leader Avery Dennison.
In addition to assisting Joe, Geoff, and Brian Laciak with client accounting reports and special projects, Lou Ann’s project management expertise has been valuable in developing procedures and refining processes as the firm grows both in capabilities and clients.
“Lou Ann is ever-mindful of steps we can and should take to enhance the client experience,” says Laciak>cpa’s Director of Operations Margaret Griggs. “Her approach involves careful analysis to improve internal processes, staying in touch with clients and offering suggestions to help them better-organize or simplify their accounting. She’s already been a great asset in support of our mission to give clients more than they might expect from a traditional CPA firm, because Lou Ann operates in very much the same fashion. She’s a consummate professional.”
Lou Ann’s a graduate of Purdue University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She and husband Mark have lived in Lake Village for more than 30 years. When Lou Ann’s not at the office, she and Mark enjoy spending time outdoors (especially fishing in Florida) and in the company of their grandchildren Eliana and Evan.