“Seek to understand. Whether it’s assisting a client with a business concern, a co-worker with a work situation or family and friends with personal concerns, a well-thought out solution usually develops when you understand the driving force of the frustration or concern.”
CPA, Shareholder, COO
Deb Norwicke, a Shareholder at WilkinGuttenplan, joined the firm in 1988. She provides accounting, tax compliance, tax planning, and other consulting services to closely held and family-owned businesses. She has extensive experience servicing clients in various industries, including medical and dental practices and professional service firms.
One of Deb’s areas of focus is succession planning. She works with owners of businesses to determine desired exit strategy, advanced planning, internal accounting resources, due diligence process, tax minimization, and transition process to new owners.
She also serves as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer. This role allows her to work closely with the Managing Shareholder and client-facing and internal department leaders to participate in guiding the firm. These responsibilities range from analyzing firm metrics, managing staff performance, and enhancing operations to furthering the internal coaching program, assisting staff with professional development, and ensuring the partner group has the tools they need to reach their strategic goals. The internal experiences with firm management provide a unique problem-solving skill set that benefits her clients as they encounter similar business issues.
The constant changing environment of the business world. It allows for us to advise our clients on a myriad of issues – and no two days are ever the same!
The ability to develop the career you seek – and to be surrounded by those individuals who not only can help you achieve your goals but are truly interested in doing so.
I would be a food critic that travels around the world reviewing restaurants.
I am proud of being the first employee to go from intern to Shareholder and for being the first COO of the firm.
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