Karla Helke, CPA

Director, Finance & Controller

Karla Helke serves as the Director of Finance and Controller for LHI. In her role, Helke is responsible for producing financial statements and analytical reports, ensuring compliance with financial and government requirements, and providing financial leadership and input to leadership related to business decisions to achieve strategic, financial and operational objectives. She is also responsible for business plan, budget and forecasting development, monitoring and analysis.

An employee of LHI since 2004, Helke has supported the organization through a number of roles including Senior Staff Accountant, Senior Financial Analyst and Assistant Controller. She brings a wealth of experience in general accounting, financial analysis and reporting and fixed asset management to her position.

Prior to joining LHI, Helke held a number of accounting-related roles in the La Crosse area, including Account Analyst at Trane Company, and at Isola Laminate Systems Corp, Accountant and Sales and Marketing Data Analyst.

Helke holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.