Vicki Vogel Hellenbrand

Partner, CPA · +1 (608) 240 2387

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Vicki Vogel-Hellenbrand is Baker Tilly’s firmwide public sector practice leader. She joined Baker Tilly in 1991 and currently serves as partner and leader of the public sector practice group. Her experience includes providing financial consulting services related to user fees, financial planning and impact fees. She is also actively involved in helping governmental entities negotiate with developers, facilitate regional organizational structure development and provides expert witness testimony. Vicki is MSRB Municipal Advisor Series 50 Qualified.

  • Provides consulting services for governments and public utilities including multi-year financial and capital forecasts, budget assistance, borrowing assistance, development of continuing property records and compliance review for outside agencies
  • Partner-in-charge of local government, municipal electric, water and sewer utility financial audits
  • Partner-in-charge of accounting and auditing services for Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) districts
  • Conducts financial risk assessments and internal control evaluations
  • Develops electric, water, stormwater and sewer revenue requirements; cost of service allocations; and rate design
  • Assists with retail utility service agreement negotiations related to large industrial developments and intergovernmental agreements
  • ­ Provides impact fee studies and implementation for water, wastewater, stormwater, library, parks/recreation and public safety projects
  • Testifies as an expert witness before regulatory agencies, courts, and local governing bodies to support utility rate adjustments, special assessments and impact fees
  • Provides fiscal impact studies of community mergers and for large industrial and residential developments
  • Performs consulting services to improve operational efficiencies and enhance internal controls
  • Member of Baker Tilly’s Board of Partners
  • Member of the Baker Tilly Foundation Board
  • President and CEO of Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors, LLC
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • AICPA Technical Issues Committee, government zone
  • Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
  • GFOA special reviewer
  • Wisconsin Government Finance Officers Association
  • Illinois Government Finance Officers Association
  • Wisconsin Waterworks Association
  • PSC/AWWA Regulatory Liaison Committee, Wisconsin chapter
  • American Water Works Association / Regulator Affairs Liaison Committee, Wisconsin chapter member
  • Speaks on accounting and financial reporting topics at national and regional conferences, as well as at Baker Tilly‒sponsored seminars
  • Authors various accounting articles published regionally and nationally
  • Contributing author in the APPA Advanced Accounting Manual
  • Contributor to the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (BASB) Implementation Guide for Leases

Location

Wisconsin

Education

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Bachelor of Science, accounting

Registered Municipal Advisor with the Securities and Exchange Commission

 

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

State of Wisconsin