Sheryl Eighner leads PwC’s Personal Financial Services Group in Chicago. This group provides income tax compliance and planning and financial planning services to high net worth individuals.
Eighner’s client base consists of private equity principals and partners, family offices, corporate executives and small business owners. Eighner not only advises on income tax planning, but also cash flow, wealth transfer, succession, liquidity and insurance planning.
Eighner has presented many financial planning and tax technical presentations throughout her career, whether in client “workshop/webcast” settings, or through outside organizations, such as Women Leaders in Financial Services, National Association of Stock Planning Professionals and state CPA societies. Eighner’s passion is financial literacy and education, and she has worked with corporations to design and implement financial planning programs for employees.
Eighner is the Greater Chicago market leader for PwC’s Earn Your Future initiative, which is PwC’s five-year, $180-million commitment to youth financial literacy. In this capacity, she leads a team of professionals who deliver more than 20,000 service hours a year focused on youth education, and she has attended PwC’s “Project Belize”, a summer camp program that teaches entrepreneurship to Belizean children.
Eighner graduated from Northern Illinois University (NIU) magna cum laude with a B.S. in accounting. She also holds a Master’s in taxation from NIU. Eighner is a Certified Public Accountant, as well as a Personal Financial Specialist.