Wilke & Associates announced the hiring of Maria Stromple to the firm.
Maria has more than 30 years of public accounting experience servicing closely-held businesses in manufacturing, real estate, wholesale distribution, transportation/logistics, insurance, and technology industries. Her diversified experience includes federal and multi-state compliance and comprehensive strategic tax planning for businesses.
Maria has participated in numerous acquisition and divestiture teams providing business owners with tax strategies for structuring transactions to minimize tax. Maria has assisted business owners in obtaining valuations and preparing purchase price allocations. Maria has worked closely with attorneys in evaluating tax matters and language for partnerships, sales, and merger agreements.
Maria’s experience also includes working with high net worth individuals and executives regarding tax planning, executive compensation tax benefit planning as well as individual state residency planning. Maria has provided consulting for family members including estimating future tax liabilities, formulating AMT solutions, IRA beneficiary and distribution planning. Her capabilities include modeling implications for stock options, charitable gifting and the execution of effective tax strategies.
Maria also has experience in the representation of clients before the Internal Revenue Service, Pennsylvania Board of Appeals and Board of Finance or Revenue department of Ohio, New York, and New Jersey.
Her experience also includes establishing and monitoring Firm tax policies and procedures, mentoring staff, as well as the administration of Firm tax and research software, and coordination of technical training programs and public speaking for professional organizations.
Maria is a Member of the American and Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She is the Corresponding Secretary and Continuing Professional Education Chair for the Allegheny Tax Society (ATS). She has also been involved with PowerLink as an advisor and is a member of National Association of Professional Women (NAPW), Women Leadership Council (WLC) and involved with other organizations; such as Women Economic Leadership (WELD), Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence (IEE).
Maria has earned her Master in Taxation from Robert Morris University and an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Duquesne University.