CHICAGO - SS&G is proud to announce the promotion of two professionals to associate director positions in its Des Plaines and River North offices.

Bruce Cook, CPA, MST, was promoted to associate director of tax services in the Des Plaines office. With more than 10 years of public accounting experience, Bruce oversees audits, reviews, and compilations for a variety of clients, particularly manufacturers and distributors. Bruce has significant experience performing audits and addressing compliance and reporting issues under ERISA, DOL, and IRS requirements. His tax background allows him to resolve complex issues and concerns for corporations and individuals as well as estates and trusts. Bruce is also involved in resolutions of in-house computer system and software issues as well as ongoing developments of tax processing systems, and participates in the firm's Tax Technical Committee and the Technology Efficiency Committee. He earned his Master of Science in taxation and Bachelor of Science in accountancy from Northern Illinois University. He is a member of the AICPA and the Illinois CPA Society. Bruce is also active in the community, volunteering time with the Hydrocephalus Association.

Beth Pinkerton, CPA, was promoted to associate director of tax services in the River North office. Beth's primary focus and area of expertise is the real estate industry, with more than 15 years of experience. Beth also works with a variety of manufacturing, retail clients, and restaurant clients. She has international tax experience and also performs tax engagements and compilations for individuals, C corps, S corps, partnerships, retirement plans, and trusts. Beth also has more than 10 years of restaurant experience, and specializes in accounting and consulting regarding industry financial and tax issues. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Akron. Beth is a member of the AICPA, OSCPA and the Illinois CPA Society.


SS&G ( is a full-service certified public accounting, business advisory, and management consulting firm encompassing assurance, tax, employee benefits, and restaurant accounting services. SS&G also provides a broad scope of services through its health care, wealth management, business consulting, and payroll affiliates. With offices in Illinois, Kentucky, New York, and Ohio, and more than 530 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.

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