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Get to Know Ringold Financial—and What We
Can Do For You

Working to Support & Exceed Expectations in Auditing, Accounting, Tax, & Compliance/Advisory

About Us

Ringold Financial Management Services, Inc. (RINGOLD) is a licensed Certified Public Accounting (CPA) and Management Advisory firm founded in 2005 by its President and CEO Michelle Ringold. We combine three major disciplines: Auditing and Accounting, Regulatory Compliance/Risk Management, and Management Advisory to offer turnkey solutions that maximize cost savings and efficiencies.

Unlike our competitors, we are able to deliver under “one umbrella” the highest quality to our clients by using available resources to provide timely, effective solutions. To reinforce these services, we offer a variety of training options on a customized basis.

RINGOLD has saved millions of dollars for private and government clients. Our staff includes a talented group of licensed Certified Public Accountants and other advanced, degreed professionals who possess extensive experience and have a proven track record of results. We are a Registered Public Accountant Continuing Professional Education Sponsor.

RINGOLD’s services help to take the worries and challenges out of maintaining an accounting and financial infrastructure that is reliable, timely, and accurate. We focus on establishing long-term relationships with our clients by providing premium CFO/Controller services, bookkeeping services, tax services, auditing, compliance, and management consulting. We strive to improve the financial management capabilities of our clients through workshops, seminars, and training.

Michelle Ringold

Michelle Ringold, CPA, MBA

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Ms. Ringold is a Founder, President, and CEO of Ringold Financial Management Services, Inc. (RINGOLD).  She has over 25 years’ experience in performing operational assessments of various accounting/finance departments, internal auditing, tax and accounting, specifically around single audits and compliance audits. She has developed and implemented many of Auditing/Compliance monitoring plans/programs. She has an in-depth knowledge/experience base in AICPA Attestation Standards and applicable Governmental Auditing Standards. She is currently the managing partner over the State of Illinois engagement that requires Review of Financial Statements, and providing follow-up monitoring services for over 250 agencies to ensure compliance.

Lily Bartkoske

Lily Bartkoske, CPA

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Ms. Bartkoske has over twenty-five years financial and consulting experience gained across a broad spectrum of industries. She directs the supervision of audit engagements, the majority of which non-profit organizations and construction compaines. She prides herself in providing extraordinary service to her clients through her leadership and ability to build the right team for the engagement.

Ms. Bartkoske’s experience includes managing numerous financial, operational, and compliance audits over the course of her career. In addition to managing audits, she provides assurance, tax compliance and planning, and consulting services — including, business process improvements and strategic planning. Ms. Bartkoske has worked with clients on strategy development and performance improvement initiatives by reviewing current and prior initiatives to identify current opportunities. She has advised governmental and NFP organization on ways to reduce operating costs and increase revenue. Ms. Bartkoske has also assisted client with the implementation of new GASB and FASB standard and other regulatory developments and ensured that all client are apprised of new accounting standards and tax laws. Ms. Bartkoske is currently the Quality Assurance Partner for all of the audits that Ringold performs ensuring that workpapers documentation and audit procedures performed are of the highest quality. She is also responsible for coordinating the firm’s peer review and staff development.

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Our vision is to build our firm into an Industry leader by setting standards

  • Work to attract the best employees by ensuring a work environment that offers opportunity and a rewarding experience.
  • Continue to exceed our clients’ expectations in efforts to cultivate new relationships and maintain existing ones: “Be the Supplier of Choice”
  • Play an important role in the communities that support economic growth and development.


WBE/MBECity of Chicago and Cook County Government
WMBEIllinois Business Enterprise Program/Commission on Equity and Inclusion
DBEIllinois Unified Certification Program
WOSBU.S. Small Business Administration
WBEWomen Business Enterprise National Council
MBENational Minority Supplier Development Council
MBEChicago Minority Supplier Development Council
SAMSystem for Award Management
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