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Paris, IL: 800-777-1985
Casey, IL: 866-895-2153
Terre Haute, IN: 866-883-2043
Tuscola, IL: 877-253-5146

Susi Willis, CPA, CGMA

Paris, IL. & Terre Haute, IN. Offices
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Susi H. Willis, CPA, CGMA

When Susi tells her clients she was a Medical Technologist for 10 years and Chemistry Technical Supervisor in a hospital laboratory, they give her that, "How did you get here from there?" look. It's simple. What attracted her to Medical Technology -- an analytical profession where performing accurate, precise work under a deadline is crucial -- is exactly what attracted her to public accounting. "I loved the work I did as a Medical Technologist, but there was little room for professional growth or advancement unless I chose to go to medical school. There was minimal opportunity to really interact with the people my work affected, and almost no chance to be creative while being analytical. A good CPA does all these things."

Susi has over 29 years of diverse experience not only in financial and estate planning, but also auditing, tax preparation and planning, management advisory services, and computerized accounting systems. Susi has assisted numerous clients with QuickBooks® accunting system setup, training and trouble shooting. She serves LWH as a designated specialist in estate/gift, fiduciary, S Corporation, and passive activity planning and compliance. She is proud of her education and experience, and demonstrates it in the service she provides to our clients.

A magna cum laude graduate of Indiana State University with degrees in Accounting and Medical Technology, Susi represented Indiana's 8,000 CPAs on the AICPA Council, the governing body of the American Institute of CPAs from 2006-2008. She served on the Board of Directors of the Indiana CPA Society (INCPAS) for 5 years, and was Chairman of the Board during its 2005-2006 fiscal year.  She has served INCPAS as a Trustee of the PAC and is a member of the Genesis Network, an alliance of several CPA firms in Indiana.  Susi served as the Local Area Facilitator of the Wabash Valley Chapter of the INCPAS for the 1998-1999 year, and was the 1997-98 Chairperson of the INCPAS Convention Technical Content Committee. She was the 1995-96 Chairperson of the Society's State and Local Tax Committee, and has served on the Chapter Task Force, Vision Task Force, Federal Taxation, and Public Relations Committees. She has represented the INCPAS through various speaking engagements, including the National Junior Achievement Conference, and has taught a continuing professional education course on personal financial planning to CPAs. She is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as well as the Estate Planning Council of Central Illiana.  In recognition for her service to her profession, the Terre Haute Rotary Club honored Susi by presenting her with the Club's Vocational Achievement Award in 2007.

Susi is licensed to practice in both Illinois and Indiana. Serving as Partner-in-Charge of the Terre Haute office, she splits her time between Paris and Terre Haute.

She authored a regular column, "Fiscal Fitness" for the Terre Haute Journal of Business and taught a monthly seminar, "Accounting and Tax Issues for Small Business", for the Small Business Administration at Indiana State University for several years.

Susi believes it is important to serve not only her clients, but also her community, and has served several Wabash Valley charities and not-for-profit entities during her career.  Currently, she is a member of the Terre Haute Rotary Club and is a third tier Paul Harris Fellow.  Susi is a member of the Indiana State University Scott College of Business Dean’s Executive Council and served as one of four Wabash Valley residents selected to represent community interests on UAP Clinic, LLC's Board of Managing Members. In 2016, she became the founding charter member of 100 Women Who Care of Edgar County.

Susi is a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, where she is a member of the choir. She enjoys knitting, watercolor painting, and creating stained glass art. She and her husband, Bruce, are lifelong residents of Paris.



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Our Locations

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Paris, Illinois

Phone: (217) 465-6494, Mail: paris@lwhpa.com
2

Casey, Illinois

Phone: (217) 932-5241, Mail: casey@lwhpa.com
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Terre Haute, Indiana

Phone: (812) 242-2043, Mail: terrehaute@lwhpa.com
4

Tuscola, Illinois

Phone: (217) 253-5146, Mail: tuscola@lwhpa.com