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Laura Klocke

Laura Klocke
First Supply Madison

6800 Gisholt Drive
Madison, WI 53713

Career Clusters / Help Topics:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business Management and Administration

Laura Klocke is the Corporate Controller for First Supply in Madison. She has over 14 years of experience in the accounting/auditing arena. Laura graduated from college in 1999 and began her career in Las Vegas, NV with Arthur Andersen, auditing casinos. From there she went to a private company that manufactured slot machines and had the opportunity to travel to more than 7 countries performing internal financial and compliance audits for the company. Laura progressed in her career in Nevada for 7 years peaking as a Casino Controller in Reno. From there she moved to Wisconsin and has been with several companies in the past 7 years in roles ranging from Internal Audit Manager to Corporate Controller. Laura is currently the Corporate Controller for First Supply, a privately held company in Wisconsin that has over 28 facilities in the Midwest. In her role, she oversees all of the company’s financial work. Laura has her CPA, CIA and CFE, all of which she believes have contributed toward her success and ability to progress in her career in multiple industries.

A big part of running a successful business is managing financial resources. This main budgeting role is typically handled by a company's top accountant - the controller. Laura Klocke shares her insight on what a controller is responsible for and how this high-level accounting post can lead to great career advances. (Running Time 24:07)