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Heather Vetter, CPA, CFE, CICA, CIA®Partner

Experience

Heather has more than 20 years of experience in public accounting, including for-profit
and nonprofit. Her experience ranges from the initial audit of a small construction business to a large casino resort operation. She joined HK in 2002.

In her role as partner, Heather is responsible for a large number of audit and review assignments as well as actively developing the firm’s construction niche segment. Key engagements include:

  • Lead partner on audits of large construction contractors and casinos
  • Internal audit functions and controls review
  • Lead investigator on work for a state office that led to guilty plea prior to trial
  • Documentation of accounting systems and report preparation indicating areas of potential weakness and possible adjustments in operations to improve efficiency
  • Forecast preparation on large historic rehabilitation projects
Specialties

Small business audits and reviews

Construction practice team member

Education & credentials

B.S. in accounting, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Ind.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA®)

Professional affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Illinois CPA Society (ICSPA)
Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)

Community involvement

Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks Lodge #882, Member
Safari Club International Iowa Chapter, Treasurer

Family life & hobbies

Heather enjoys playing golf, hunting and relaxing at the family cabin in Northern Wisconsin.

Speaking engagements
  • West Salem, WI | 2015 | Wisconsin Land Title Association
Thought leadership
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