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KJ Tax & Accounting Team Member Descriptions
(Click on a member's Picture for a Printable Business Card)

 

Jim Filicetti, CPA

Owner/Principal

Jim Filicetti has a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin and is a member of both the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. 

Prior to founding KJ Tax & Accounting, Jim spent many years in public accounting and in the private sector in positions ranging from Controller of a building materials company to Chief Financial Officer in a large manufacturing firm.

Jim is a CPA, registered to practice before the IRS. Thus, one of his many specialties at KJ's is in assisting clients with their tax deficiencies. He's been very successful in settling hundreds of state and federal cases to his clients' satisfaction. Jim also is the primary contact for addressing new business start-up issues and all financial consulting needs, from personal to corporate issues alike. Additionally, he serves as one of the final reviewers of tax returns once completed by his, albeit quite capable, team!

Further, Jim is an Intuit Solution Provider and a Certified Quickbooks® Proadvisor.

Jim is passionate about helping others.

 

Kathy Filicetti, CPA

Senior Tax Manager

Kathy Filicetti has a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin and is a member of both the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She has many years of practical business experience at the Senior Accountant level. At KJ Tax, Kathy specializes in dealing with the more highly technical tax issues and complicated types of tax returns. Kathy is extremely valuable in the financial field.

With her natural ability to help clients with wealth planning and with the ability to blend tax planning with it, Kathy does a great job in keeping our clients wealth projections on track.

 

Kristin Hause

Senior Accountant

Kristin Hause joined the KJ Tax & Accounting team in February of 2015. She has over 20 years of experience in the accounting field. Before joining our accounting firm, her previous positions included being the Accounting Manager for a computer training company and the Inventory Controller for a local marketing firm. Kristin’s position at KJ Tax & Accounting includes working directly with clients to help with their various accounting and bookkeeping needs. She assists clients in the conversion to QuickBooks. As well, she assists clients with their payroll needs. She has been instrumental in converting clients to the correct QuickBooks payroll solution for their business. Kristin enjoys working with clients and the ability to help clients with their accounting needs.

 

Tammy Grisham

Senior Tax Accountant

Tammy Grisham is an innovative and driven accounting professional with an extensive knowledge of accounting principals, QuickBooks, and income tax procedures. Tammy has spent the last 20 years as a self employed bookkeeper/accountant providing a wide range of bookkeeping services to small businesses. Tammy loves the outdoors and enjoys her summers camping with her five grandchildren. Tammy  is self motivated and focused on achieving top results for business and clients.

 

Lisa Filicetti

Executive Assistant Team Lead

Lisa Filicetti joined the KJ Tax & Accounting Team February 2019. She brings creativity, ingenuity and continuity to the firm with her notable skills of attention to detail and organization. She carries these valuable skills over from her previous 30+ year career in the medical field. Lisa is ambitious and holds a strong desire to learn new techniques to guide the firm and help with client accounts in the most efficient and effective manner.

Outside of work, Lisa loves being with her family and teaching her grandchildren about the great outdoors. She also enjoys sailing, hiking, biking, traveling, and reading.

 

Barb Barkhaus, CPA

Tax Manager

Barb Barkhaus has recently joined the team at KJ Tax and Accounting. She has a BS in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin and is a member of the WI Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She has over 30 years of experience with 20 years in public accounting. Barb specializes in business and personal tax returns as well as tax planning to assist clients with meeting their goals.

 

Ouafa Kramer

Executive Assistant to Team Lead

Ouafa Kramer has been with KJ Tax for 3 years as office administrator responsible for customer service. She brings over 20 years of administration and human resource experience. She is also fluent in French, So be sure to say “ Bonjour! ”

 

Joanne Fritsch, CPA

Accounting Manager

Joanne Fritsch has a BS in Accounting from Carroll University and is a member of the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She has 10 years of experience in private practice and 20 years in public accounting, including 10 years previously with KJ Tax. She is excited to be back with the firm, working with and helping clients in their financial needs.
Joanne specializes in helping business clients keep organized financial statements and compliant tax returns, as well as tax planning and preparation for individual clients. She also assists with software conversions to QuickBooks, and works on various other financial projects, as needed, to serve our clients.
In her spare time, Joanne likes to golf, ski, garden, cook and spend time with family and friends.

 

Angela Kienast

Pro Advisor

Angela Kienast joined the KJ Tax & Accounting team in February of 2014. She is a Quickbooks Online Pro Advisor. Angela enjoys helping others reach success. In fact, when Angela is not helping her clients, she can be found coaching volleyball ( for the past 13 seasons) or track (for the past 6 seasons) at Waterford Union High School. Angela is also the Treasurer for a local Homeowners Association.