A life-long resident of the Milwaukee area, MSM Treasurer Norman Wahn (Norm) has been a licensed
CPA since 1984. He is a 1980 Accounting graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, is married,
and has three grown sons.
Norm has many years of experience in the financial areas wholesale distribution and manufacturing
companies. While working in the corporate sector, he also operated a home-based tax preparation business
as a supplement to his income. Over the years, Norm has also used his financial and administrative skills as
a volunteer for several community organizations in which he was personally involved, including a
condominium homeowners’ association, a youth sports league, and his local neighborhood association.
Norm has served as treasurer, at the board level, and doing the accounting work, including payroll and
filing of IRS Form 990, for several local musical groups:
- Great Lakes Baroque, Ltd.
- Early music group
- Treasurer from 2014-2018
- Ensemble Musical Offering
- Early music group
- Treasurer from 2006-2014
- Milwaukee Choristers, Inc.
- 70-voice chorus similar to Bel Canto and MSO Chorus
- Treasurer since 2012
- Master Singers of Milwaukee, Inc.
- 30-voice chorus similar to Bel Canto and MSO Chorus
- Treasurer since 2016
- Community Chorus of Hales Corners
- Informal community choral group – self-supported, no foundation or other grants
- Treasurer from 2008-2017
In 2001, Norm was ‘downsized’ out of the corporate world after 23 years with the same company. In 2003,
he purchased an existing small business accounting and tax preparation business, Tosa Accounting & Tax
Service, which represented more than a five-fold expansion of the client base that he had before in this
home-based business. With minimal additional staff, Norm prepared well over 600 individual and business
tax returns annually, and did accounting and payroll for a number of other local businesses, until he sold the
business in 2013.
After a successful 10 year-run as an entrepreneur, Norm then returned to a smaller volume of tax
preparation, mainly for friends and family, working out of his home. He continues to serve as treasurer for
both the Master Singers of Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Choristers.
Note: since we didn’t have a photo of Norm, this beautiful church represents him and his appreciation for choral music.
Photo by Nenad Spasojevic on Unsplash