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Christine Straka

Client Service Specialist

Client Service Specialist

As a Client Service Specialist at SRC, I am responsible for auditing and processing expense reports incurred by our clients’ employees. I review and audit reports so that they adhere to all company travel and entertainment policies, follow current IRS guidelines, receive manager approvals, and are reimbursed to the employee in a timely manner.  I communicate with employees regarding exceptions found on their reports and advise management on needed actions to rectify the issues.

I earned two degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I have a Master of Arts in Speech Communication with an emphasis on Instructional Design and Development.  I have a Bachelor of Arts in the Teaching of Speech, a minor in Spanish and graduated with Distinction.  I returned to work after a hiatus of 12 years raising my 3 beautiful children.  I have previously worked at Arthur Andersen as a Senior Manager responsible for Industry Specific Training for Audit and Tax professionals.  I also have my Illinois teaching certificate and have been a substitute teacher before coming to SRC.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and 3 children.  I am a volunteer for many organizations in our community and can frequently be seen cheering on my children at their many sporting events or hoping that someday the Illini (my alma mater) will have a win!