Kristen Wik Named CFO of the Year by the Philadelphia Business Journal
Philadelphia, PA – June 17th, 2020 – Kristen Wik, Chief Financial Officer and Chief People Officer for Centri Business Consulting, LLC, has been named CFO of the Year by the Philadelphia Business Journal. The CFO of the Year award is given to financial professionals in the Greater Philadelphia area for outstanding performance in their roles as corporate financial stewards. The 2020 winners were selected by an independent panel of judges based on financial management skills, strategic thinking, contribution to the company’s reputation, and overall success.
Currently, Kristen’s roles at Centri include Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) and Chief People Officer (“CPO”). She is responsible for overseeing the strategy and processes related to building and retaining an exceptional team of professionals. These roles are centered upon driving growth and facilitating change for the company through a focus on its people. Kristen is also responsible for overseeing the on-boarding program for new team members, talent retention including Centri’s Mentor Program and benefits management, and various other team engagement projects. She also started the first Centri Leadership program in 2019 and is responsible for outsourcing and developing the curriculum for successful leadership at Centri.
“I am extremely honored to be selected as one of the 2020 Philadelphia Business Journal’s CFO of the Year recipients,” states Wik. “To be recognized among this esteemed group of individuals is humbling. I am happy to be able to represent Centri next to these other professionals.”
Kristen started at Centri in March 2015 as Controller, later taking on the role of Director of Human Resources. In 2018, Kristen was promoted to Chief Financial Officer, responsible for managing all Centri’s finance and administrative functions to ensure reliable and accurate financial data is provided on a timely basis.
“Kristen Wik has had a profound impact at Centri since joining the company in 2015,” says Michael Aiello, Managing Partner of Centri. “Kristen is an exemplary leader and we are honored that she received this amazing recognition.”
Prior to her time with Centri, Kristen was a Senior Manager with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (formally, ParenteBeard LLC) for over 7 years. Kristen was a member of their Healthcare Business Services group. She oversaw multiple healthcare and not-for-profit audit engagements where she managed multiple team members, prepared and assisted in the preparation of financial statements, reviewed and prepared workpapers used to support audit opinions. She also prepared and instructed multiple internal training sessions.
While at ParenteBeard, LLC, she participated in the Leadership, Entrepreneurialism and Achievement at ParenteBeard (“LEAP”) program. It was a three-year program led by Penn State instructors in which selected participants acquired the skill set necessary to become an effective leader in today’s competitive, global work environment. She was awarded the Rising Star Award, voted on by her peers at the end of the program.
Kristen has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from West Chester University in 2002 and is a Certified Public Accountant.
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About Centri Business Consulting, LLC
Centri Business Consulting provides the highest quality advisory consulting services to its clients by being reliable and responsive to their needs. Centri provides companies with the expertise they need to meet their reporting demands. Centri specializes in financial reporting, internal controls, technical accounting research, valuation, mergers & acquisitions, and tax, CFO and HR advisory services for companies of various sizes and industries. From complex technical accounting transactions to monthly financial reporting, our professionals can offer any organization the specialized expertise and multilayered skillsets to ensure the project is completed timely and accurately.
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