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Elissa Stremlau, CPA

Elissa Stremlau, CPA

Senior Manager

About

Elissa has more than 7 years of experience in public accounting. She focuses on tax compliance and tax planning for high net worth individuals, flow-through entities, and corporate entities.

Description of Practice

Since 2018, Elissa has been a valuable member of the Louis Plung & Company team. As a tax manager, her responsibilities include managing workflow, researching current tax issues and other significant items, presenting for firm CPE, and mentoring other team members. She is a generalist with a wide variety of experience in tax. This knowledge helps her advise closely held businesses and their owners. Prior to joining Louis Plung & Company, Elissa spent six years with a Big Four firm.

Elissa’s optimism, dedication, and focus make her well-liked among both her colleagues and her clients. Her personal service philosophy is to respond to communications promptly, even if it is just acknowledging and providing a time frame. When Elissa was growing up, her dad had his own business. This inspired her to want to pursue a career in the business world, and she eventually settled on accounting. She attributes her success to her high attention to detail, ability to build professional relationships and being a hard worker.

Born in Chicago, Elissa moved to Phoenix when she was young and was raised there. She relocated from Phoenix to Pittsburgh in 2018. As a transplant, her favorite thing about Pittsburgh is that the people there are so welcoming. In her free time, Elissa enjoys hiking, running, doing Pilates, cycling, cooking, baking and spending time with her friends and family.

Designations
 
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – Pennsylvania, Arizona
Memberships
 
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)
  • Junior League
  • Alpha Kappa Psi
  • Beta Alpha Psi
Education

University of Arizona
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Major in Accounting (2011)
  • Master of Accounting, emphasis in Tax (2012)
  • Magna Cum Laude

Expertise

Tax Consulting & Compliance

Industries Served

Manufacturing & Wholesale Distribution
Retail
Non-profit
Professional Services
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