SKOKIE, Ill. - SS&G is pleased to welcome five new employees to its Skokie office.

Kristal Affram joins as a senior associate in the entrepreneurial services group. Prior to SS&G, Affram worked as an accountant/controller at Primary Hospitality Group, LLC. She earned her bachelor's degree from Northeastern Illinois University. Affram resides in Chicago.

Elise Gardner joins as an associate in the assurance department. She comes to SS&G from CEA, LLP, in Carlsbad, California, where she worked as a staff accountant. Elise earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting and her Master of Science in accounting from the University of Massachusetts. She resides in Barrington.

Chelsea Dzura joins as an associate in the entrepreneurial service group. She is a recent graduate of Miami University, with a Bachelor of Science in accountancy and a minor in Spanish. Chelsea resides in Chicago.

Amanda Lopez joins as a senior associate in the entrepreneurial service group. Prior to joining SS&G, Lopez spent five years as a staff accountant at Wolowicki & Associates, LLC. Lopez earned her Bachelor of Science in accounting from Carroll College. She resides in Chicago.

Bee Yang joins as a manger in the tax department. Yang comes to SS&G from Gordon J. Maier & Company, LLP, where he served as a tax manager. Yang earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting and a Master of Science in taxation from the University of Wisconsin. He resides in Oak Creek, WI.

ABOUT SS&G

SS&G, Inc. (http://www.ssandg.com/) is a full-service certified public accounting, business advisory, and management consulting firm encompassing assurance, tax, employee benefits, and restaurant financial services. SS&G also provides a broad scope of services through its health care, wealth management, and payroll entities. With offices in Illinois, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Ohio, and more than 500 employees, SS&G is one of the nation's largest independent accounting and business consulting firms. SS&G is a founding member of LEA Global, an international professional association of independently owned accounting and consulting firms.