OUR TEAM

 

We Delight Our Clients with Great Work – Every Day

Meet the team partnering with you for success

At Borst Accounting Solutions (BAS), we treat our team members like we treat our customers – with enthusiasm, integrity, and compassion.

  • We are enthusiastic about helping you become more successful. Our team works together in partnership with you, to meet your goals.
  • Our team recognizes their responsibility to you. We encourage and support one another to keep pace with rapidly changing accounting technology and use industry best practices. You place your trust in us and we uphold it.
  • Life and business can be stressful. We build relationships with each other and our clients, strengthening ourselves, our company, and our partners through valued connections.

Meet Our Team!

Linda Borst, CPA – Founder and President:

After working as a Manager at KPMG and on SEC reporting roles at a large insurance company, Linda took a brief break while becoming a Human Development Manager raising her children. She then joined a real estate development company as their Controller. Recognizing the value she could bring to small-to-mid-size companies needing financial and accounting services, Linda launched Borst Accounting Solutions. She remains enthusiastic about and committed to delivering that value for every client.

Linda serves as Treasurer of the non-profit organization Friends for Children in Need and is on the Finance Committee of her church. Her competitive streak shows up on the tennis court and when cheering on the White Sox. She lives in Arlington Heights, IL with her husband and four children.

Terri Whiting, CPA – Accounting Manager:

Prior to joining the Borst team, Terri was a Manager at KPMG. She completed her MBA degree and also earned a teaching degree. She continues to use the skills developed in those pursuits to help the BAS team and clients understand the nuances of financial reporting. Like Linda, Terri is competitive on the tennis court and is always up for a challenge. She also enjoys travel, having lived abroad in Belgium for a few years. She lives in Kildeer, IL with her husband, two children and her dog (aka ball-boy on the court) Roscoe.

Emily Wills, CPA – Accounting Manager:

Emily began her career in auditing with Arthur Andersen, then moved into management roles in the private sector. Emily’s background, including her MS degree in Accountancy, provides valuable expertise, especially with State and Local Tax issues.

Emily enjoys traveling and is actively engaged with her church community. You’ll see her competitiveness emerge during Purdue Boilermaker’s games. Emily lives in Arlington Heights, IL with her daughter and two cats who are indifferent to the Purdue stats!

Mary Wallace – Staff Accountant

Mary’s prior experience with client service at a mid-size accounting firm makes her a great addition to BAS. Her knowledge of small business accounting helps clients easily transition accounting functions to the cloud. Her expertise with relationships reflects growing up with large families. Mary is one of 10 children and her husband has 12 siblings. Mary is also an avid tennis player and enjoys staying physically fit. She lives with her husband and two children in Palatine, IL.

Michelle Cohn – Staff Accountant

Michelle delivers a full spectrum of accounting support to clients, putting her accounting degree from Bradley University and her financial acumen to work every day. When the workday concludes, Michelle enjoys cooking, spending time with her family, and taking cruise adventures. She lives in Buffalo Grove, IL with her husband and son.

Lori Kelley – Bookkeeper/Office Administrator

As the longest team member of BAS, Lori has a wealth of knowledge on our accounting systems and processes. As a certified personal trainer, Lori helps the BAS team stay in top condition. She also enjoys running, reading and leaving the ‘windy city’ to vacation in warmer climates. Lori lives in Arlington Heights with her husband, two daughters and dog Bentley.

Lindi Hannigan, CPA – Accounting Consultant

With public accounting and IRS experience, Lindi brings an important perspective to the Borst team and our clients. We value Lindi’s 30,000-foot perspective about financial issues and respect that she has first-hand knowledge using her commercial pilot’s license to fly jet airplanes. She lives in Geneva, IL with her husband where she enjoys reading, running and relaxing with a great bottle of wine.

We would love to chat with you and discover how Borst Accounting Solutions can assist you with all things accounting and bookkeeping related. Click the button below to reach out and schedule a free consultation.