Whitinger & Company is pleased to announce the addition of two professionals to the regional accounting & advisory firm’s Indianapolis office. Lydia Khim has joined the firm as a Staff Accountant and Larissa Banks is now the firm’s Indianapolis Administrative Assistant.
Lydia Khim grew up in Myanmar before arriving in the United States as a teenager and refugee from Malaysia with her family in 2012. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and an MBA from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ. In 2019, she became a citizen of the United States of America and was married in 2021. She and her husband now live in Indianapolis.
Before joining Whitinger’s Indianapolis office, she completed two accounting internships and worked as an accountant for one year. Lydia works in all areas of the firm, including both assurance and tax. She is responsible for performing audit fieldwork in client locations and many other attest services. She also prepares tax returns and completes tax planning and research projects for individual and business clients.
Larissa Banks is originally from East Chicago, IN, and now calls Indianapolis home along with her two children. After graduating from East Chicago Central High School, she went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Calumet College of St. Joseph in Hammond, IN, and her MBA from Walden University. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
As Administrative Assistant, Larissa brings her outstanding skills in office management and administration to support the clients and staff in the Indianapolis office. This position is vital to the overall efficiency of the office and has numerous client touch points that require the highest level of accuracy, confidentiality, and professionalism.
“We are witnessing tremendous growth through our Indianapolis area office and to fulfill our potential, it is so important to add professionals like Lydia and Larissa to serve our clients,” stated Whitinger & Company Member/Owner, Linn Crull. “We could not be more excited about building our team with associates like these two and we are confident they will be a great resource for our clients and the future of the firm.”