Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operations Officer

Full-Time | La Crosse, WI • Green Bay, WI • Mequon, WI • Neenah, WI • Marshfield, WI • Rochester, MN • Winona, MN


Hawkins Ash CPAs is looking to hire a Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operations Officer for our La Crosse, Green Bay, Mequon, Neenah, Marshfield, Rochester, or Winona office.

At Hawkins Ash CPAs, we place value on you and your career.

We celebrate and encourage both personal and professional growth and empower leaders. We cultivate and preserve a strong culture of inclusivity – where everyone is invited to boldly share their ideas and perspectives.

Our culture is a connected team, dedicated to mutual respect and personal growth.

We strive to provide professional freedom and flexibility, and we collaborate to achieve measurable success for clients and team members.

Hawkins Ash CPAs truly cares about the people around us–our employees, clients, and community.

Whether you are a recent graduate or experienced professional, a rewarding and fulfilling career is waiting for you at Hawkins Ash CPAs. Come join a team where commitment to care, compassion, growth and leadership are top priorities!


As a Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operations Officer you will:

  • Collaborate closely with the Managing Partner to steer our financial and operational strategies towards long-term success and expansion.
  • Lead and inspire our Human Resources, Marketing, and Firm Accounting teams, championing a culture of excellence and innovation.
  • Engage in the strategic planning process, where you will contribute to setting goals and ensure effective implementation.
  • Take the helm as our Risk Officer, safeguarding our interests by meticulously reviewing contracts, analyzing risk incidents, and implementing innovative risk management strategies.
  • Oversee critical functions including professional liability insurance, financial reporting, and banking operations, ensuring seamless efficiency at every turn.
  • Manage our real estate portfolio, 401(k) Plan administration, Partnership Life Insurance, and orchestrate accounts receivable collections with precision.
  • Craft meticulously detailed operating and capital budgets, empowering our firm to thrive in any economic landscape.
  • Keep a keen eye on our cash flow, forecasting with accuracy to ensure stability and growth.
  • Provide support to our Partners-in-Charge with their office needs.


Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum of 10 years of similar or related experience
  • Experience in overseeing multiple teams
  • Strong financial background overseeing financial reporting process required
  • Experience negotiating with vendors, contractors, etc.
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • Strong communications skills and effective presentation skills


Enjoy the great benefits at Hawkins Ash CPAs such as generous PTO; 401k match; health, dental, vision, and life insurance; wellness programs; flexible work-life balance; and so much more!

This is a great opportunity to join an amazing team!

Managing Partner

Abe Leis, CPA

Abe Leis

Abe Leis is the firm’s Managing Partner, based in La Crosse, WI, the firm’s headquarters. He joined Hawkins Ash CPAs in 1998 after starting his career as an intern. He became Managing Partner in 2016 and oversees the firm’s ten offices and the daily management of the firm.

Abe also serves clients and has extensive knowledge and experience working with commercial entities, real estate entities, tax credit projects, retirement plan audits and private school audits.

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