At Vickney & Associates, we pride ourselves on attending to your needs and educating you. It’s the quickly returned phone call, getting you the information you need when you need it, making sure you have all the answers. It’s educating clients on everything from understanding the complex new tax laws – to the simpler daily processes of running a business or a family. The more we share with you, the more successfully you can run your life.
Meet the Team
Gretchen M Vickney, CPA, CVA, MBA
After working for Don Langenfeld for almost a decade, Gretchen Vickney purchased the former Langenfeld & Associates from Don in 2011. Gretchen’s previous experience included 10 years in private industry, after earning her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and her MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Gretchen works on all types of returns including businesses, individuals, non-profit, and fiduciary. She also assists businesses with monthly compilations and tax planning throughout the year. Gretchen enjoys the personal relationships that are established with her clients. When not working, Gretchen is involved in the community through the Hartford Rotary Club, the Schuaer Center, the Threshold, and her church. Gretchen likes to read, hike, visit baseball stadiums (the goal is to see all of them) with her son and parents, and to vacation with her husband and children.
As office manager, Michelle is vital to Vickney & Associates. Michelle started with Donald Langenfeld in 1998 and has stayed on with Gretchen as she took over the business. She enjoys meeting with clients at least once a year and being able to provide information on many common questions. Michelle has two grown children and four “wonderful grandchildren.” She enjoys reading, cross-stitch, movies, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.
Justin Suszek, CPA
Justin earned his bachelor’s degree from Carroll University and received his CPA designation in 2018. Justin started his career with a public accounting firm in Jefferson County and worked there for three years before starting at Vickney in 2018. Justin’s daily work during the non-tax season) focuses on compiling financial statements, payroll, and tax planning. During tax season Justin works on all returns – individual and corporations. An animal lover, Justin enjoys hiking with his dog in his off time.
Emily joined Vickney & Associates in 2016 with years of bookkeeping experience in a variety of industries. Emily is skilled at digging into the details to find out why something doesn’t balance. She is responsible for maintaining the books for multiple clients each month. Emily’s other duties include preparing tax individual tax returns. Outside of work, Emily loves to explore Wisconsin. She is also an avid reader and bargain hunter.
Anna Steine, Bookkeeper/Payroll
Problem-solving and learning new things are what Anna considers two of the most satisfying aspects of her workday. After earning her associate’s degree in paralegal studies, Anna spent more than eight years in accounts payable and receivable at a wholesale company, where her duties included bank reconciliations, payroll processing, year-end reports, and bill entry. When she’s not finding solutions for her clients, Anna loves hiking, playing games, and taking day trips with her two boys.
Samantha has her associate’s degree in accounting from WCTC. She works mostly with payroll, sales tax, and monthly bookkeeping. Samantha enjoys that her job allows her to continue to learn more about accounting from her coworkers. When not at work she is helping to run a farm with her fiancé or reading.
LaRoy received his B.S. in Accounting, from Minnesota State-Mankato in 2019, and he’s currently working toward CPA designation. LaRoy’s mission is to Inspire and Change the lives of others. Preparing financials, crunching numbers, and critical thinking are just a few of his strengths. LaRoy has a taste for high fashion and he enjoys spending time with family, traveling around the world, and being outdoors.