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Chicago Accounting Firm Porte Brown Announces Hrunek Has Earned The Certified Divorce Financial Analyst Designation

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill., Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Porte Brown LLC,, a Chicagoland accounting firm providing accounting, audit, tax, technology and wealth management services, announces that Edward Hrunek, CDFA recently completed a specialized educational program in professional divorce financial analysis and is now a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA). The CDFA certification is issued by the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts. The Institute trains professionals to address financial issues associated with the estimated one million divorces that take place in the US each year. As a CDFA, Hrunek is trained to provide financial information and assistance to people in divorce to include evaluating the tax implications of dividing property and the settlement options for dividing pensions, marital property, and awarding of child and spousal support. Hrunek also has access to specialized software to develop informational reports to better communicate the financial information to the divorcing couples, attorneys, courts, and mediators.

Hrunek brings more than 27 years of experience in his role on Porte Brown's accounting and consulting services team in the Elk Grove Village office. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from University of Illinois at Chicago and is an enrolled agent. As an enrolled agent Hrunek is licensed to represent taxpayers before the IRS and must maintain stringent continuing professional education (CPE) requirements. Enrolled agent status is the highest credential the IRS awards. Hrunek currently resides in Carol Stream and serves on the board of directors of the Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce.

"We are fortunate to have an expert of Ed's caliber on our team. With proper planning and expert help from professionals specializing in financially equitable divorce settlements, clients can increase the chances of arriving at a settlement that fully addresses their long-term financial needs," said Jeff Smiejek, partner-in-charge of Porte Brown's Valuation & Transition Planning practice group.

About Porte Brown
For more than 65 years, Porte Brown LLC has provided accounting services to individuals and businesses throughout Chicago and the suburban areas. Porte Brown specializes in tax planning and preparation services, audit, business valuations, retirement plan administration and consulting. The CPA firm also focuses on technology solutions, providing computer consulting for clients, either by establishing a new network for their operational and accounting needs or working with an existing network with the help of Porte Brown Technology Solutions.  Wealth management services provided by Porte Brown Wealth Management LLC.

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