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During audit fieldwork at an animal shelter client, we frequently take our lunch break by playing with the puppies. I fell in love with a little one and adopted her on the spot. She’s a wonderful addition to our family.
Jennifer Culotta
Partner, CPA

Experience

I’m passionate about helping a wide range of not-for-profit organizations carry out their mission and give back to the community.

I work primarily with arts and cultural organizations, social services agencies, foundations, affordable housing entities, and trade and professional associations. I specialize in single audits and improving clients’ fiscal oversight procedures, governance policies, and internal controls.

I enjoy putting my project management skills to good use, and I value the diversity that comes from working with a large variety of not-for-profits. My clients appreciate the fact that I communicate promptly with them about audit findings, accounting updates, and industry best practices. They also appreciate that I’m available to answer questions throughout the year, not just during the audit.

Among my accomplishments since I joined the firm in 1999 has been the creation of a women’s coaching group in the Chicago office. This group helps colleagues connect with peers, partners, and women leaders throughout the firm.

I serve in leadership roles in both the AICPA and the Illinois CPA Society. As an AICPA discussion leader, I’ve taught CPE courses used by state CPA societies to cover topics of interest to nonprofit organizations, and I’m part of the not-for-profit organizations committee for the Illinois CPA Society. Within the wider community, I facilitate the Chicagoland Social Service Finance and Accounting Roundtable, and I’m the board treasurer of the Batavia Public Library. I hold a B.S. in accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

When I’m not at work, I love reading novels, going for runs and long walks, and spending time with my husband and two sons.