Headshot of Chris Ritter.

On a whim in 2015, my son and I decided the night before to fly to Philadelphia to see the Pope when he was in town. Everything fell into place, and it was an experience we'll never forget.
Chris Ritter
Partner, CPA

Experience
As Chicago's financial services group leader, I oversee and work closely with our team that provides audit, tax, and consulting services to numerous banks, insurance companies, investment funds, and other finance companies. I specialize in financial statement audits, the assessment and evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, and Regulation AB attestation engagements. 

I try to have a solution for whatever challenge my clients present. If I don’t have an answer, they know they can count on me to bring the right resources to their projects.

The business world has always fascinated me. That’s why I was drawn to this career — public accounting is a gateway to engaging with a variety of business leaders in many different industries. With more than 20 years at Plante Moran, I've had many great mentors, and I strive to be the best leader I can be to empower our people and teams to do their best work. When my colleagues commend me on my ability to bring people together, I think I’m on the right path.

I speak at various industry conferences regarding current accounting and internal control matters. I belong to the AICPA, the Illinois CPA Society, and the Financial Managers Society. I received my B.A. in accountancy from Wayne State University.

Outside of the office, I enjoy golfing and skiing — neither of which I do very frequently. I’m mostly involved with whatever my kids are doing. Lately that’s been soccer, hockey, and dance. We enjoy traveling as a family, primarily to beach destinations, but my son has been lobbying for more ski trips.