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08.24.22

Highlights of Kaiser Consulting's 2022 Past Events

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Kaiser Consulting is proud to have participated in the following noteworthy
business and community events during 2022.


8/20/2022
Jill Kerns, CISA, shareholder + managing director of IT compliance & data security, Angela McDermott, shareholder + managing director of operations, Melanie Gerosa, CPA, MBA, shareholder + director of recruiting, and Megha Manek, accounting consultant, represented Kaiser Consulting at the firm's booth at the India Festival 2022 hosted by the Federation of Indian Associations – Ohio. The Central Ohio nonprofit organization's vision is to provide a unique platform for Ohioans to explore, experience, and embrace the culture and heritage of India while fostering interaction between mainstream organizations and the local Asian Indian community to strengthen cooperation.


7/21/2022 – Kaiser Consulting was a Champion Sponsor for The Ohio Society of CPAs Women, Wealth & Wellness Virtual Conference presented by the Women's Initiatives Committee (WIC). The conference brought together accounting and finance professionals to hear inspirational leaders discuss overcoming setbacks, breaking boundaries, and building the lives and careers they seek. Lori Kaiser, CPA, CGMA, MBA, founder + CEO of Kaiser Consulting, welcomed participants as chair of the WIC, and Tiffany McGinnis, CPA, MPA, director of client service, welcomed participants on behalf of our firm as a conference sponsor. Lisa Glass, CPA, MAcc, director of client service, introduced speaker and nutrition expert CiCi Stephenson. Additionally, Kaiser Consulting was proud to award one college student a $500 accounting scholarship during the conference.


7/20/2022Alison Williams, CIA, CISA, IT audit consultant at Kaiser Consulting, co-presented the post-conference workshop, "Practicing Agility," held immediately following The Institute of Internal Auditors 2022 International Conference in Chicago. The workshop helped participants gain insights into being an agile thinker when exploring new auditing strategies.


6/21/2022Jill Kerns, CISA, shareholder + managing director of IT compliance and data security, Lisa Glass, CPA, MAcc, director of client service, and Jill Lukshin-Hoff, CPA, MSAc, director of client service, presented "Overcoming the Financial Risks Facing Nonprofits" on behalf of Kaiser Consulting at a public event hosted by Philanthropy Ohio. The event helped educate nonprofit and philanthropic professionals about overcoming financial, compliance, and cybersecurity risks facing their organizations, including discussing the five most critical areas to prioritize in accounting, finance, and IT to help their organizations achieve their missions.


6/13/2022 - 6/16/2022 – Kaiser Consulting was a Session Sponsor for The Ohio CPA Foundation's Accounting Careers Awareness Program (ACAP-Ohio), presented by The Ohio Society of CPAs, the National Association of Black Accountants, and The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business. ACAP-Ohio is a week-long program for racially and ethnically underrepresented high school students interested in exploring careers in accounting and business. Additionally, Kaiser Consulting was proud to award one ACAP-Ohio student with a $500 college scholarship.

Megan Staley, CPA, MAcc, accounting consultant at Kaiser Consulting, welcomed students with messages about what surprised her most about the accounting profession and advice she would have for those entering the field. She was surprised her accounting career has provided opportunities to work on a variety of projects involving more than just accounting, including business operations and IT, given her plentiful opportunities to expand her network and let her realize the benefits of being able to craft the “story” behind the numbers for added insights. Megan's advice to the students was always to do their best to succeed in every role, keep an open mind, be willing to learn, and use challenges as opportunities to build their skill set. She also discussed the importance of having mentors you respect to help you find future success in your accounting career.


5/24/2022Tracey Holecek, CPA, shareholder + managing director of client service at Kaiser Consulting, presented "Make an Impact: Leading with Influence" at a second session of Hot Topics for CPAs Virtual Conference hosted by The Ohio Society of CPAs. Tracey discussed how to lay the foundation for influence as a leadership competency, understand how leadership competency impacts an organization's culture and emotional climate, and identify how best to fine-tune and leverage influence in your leadership role.


5/20/2022 Hilary Dodson, CPA, CGMA, shareholder + managing director of client service, Jill Lukshin-Hoff, CPA, MSAc, director of client service, and Tiffany McGinnis, CPA, MPA, director of client service, presented "Principles of Financial Reporting and Internal Controls" on behalf of Kaiser Consulting to members of a peer mentoring membership organization for CEOs, business owners and executives of small- to mid-size businesses.


5/16/2022 - 5/18/2022Lori Kaiser, CPA, CGMA, MBA, founder + CEO of Kaiser Consulting, attended the Spring Governing Council meeting of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). The Governing Council is the governing body of the AICPA and is comprised of approximately 265 elected members and representatives from every state and U.S. territory. The Council meets twice a year and focuses on issues important to the accounting profession and the AICPA's initiatives. Lori is currently serving a three-year term as a representative for Ohio.


5/11/2022 Michele Himes, CPA, CGMA, MAPS, shareholder + managing director of client service, Lisa Glass, CPA, MAcc, director of client service, and Tiffany McGinnis, CPA, MPA, director of client service, presented "Principles of Financial Reporting and Internal Controls" on behalf of Kaiser Consulting to members of a peer mentoring membership organization for CEOs, business owners and executives of small- to mid-size businesses.


5/5/2022Cindy Ries, bookkeeping consultant at Kaiser Consulting, volunteered at the Opera Columbus Gala, celebrating the organization's 40th anniversary season in 2022. The gala fundraiser is one of the nonprofit's most significant events of the year and helps Opera Columbus remain a vibrant and active member of the community.


4/27/2022 - 4/28/2022Lori Kaiser, CPA, CGMA, MBA, founder + CEO of Kaiser Consulting, joined fellow members of the Finance and Accounting Consultants Alliance (FINACA) at the organization's Spring 2022 Conference. Kaiser Consulting is an independent member of FINACA, a leading nationwide network of premier finance and accounting consulting firms located throughout the United States, representing the expertise of over 800 professionals. Conference attendees enjoyed insightful presentations and discussions regarding goal setting, strategic planning, current economic conditions, benchmarking, KPIs, and best practices for client engagements. Lori also participated in a presentation about FINACA's strategic initiatives and plans for future growth. 


4/26/2022Tracey Holecek, CPA, shareholder + managing director of client service at Kaiser Consulting, presented "Make an Impact: Leading with Influence" at The Ohio Society of CPAs Hot Topics for CPAs Virtual Conference. Tracey discussed how to lay the foundation for influence as a leadership competency, understand how leadership competency impacts an organization's culture and emotional climate, and identify how best to fine-tune and leverage influence in your leadership role.


4/5/2022Michele Himes, CPA, CGMA, MAPS, shareholder + managing director of client service, and Michelle Lindsey, NP, accounting consultant, attended the See Kids Dream Inspire Us annual program on behalf of Kaiser Consulting. The Columbus-based nonprofit organization's mission is to empower youth with the skills, motivation, and confidence to make our world a better place by partnering with Central Ohio elementary schools to facilitate year-long service-learning programs.


3/31/2022Hilary Dodson, CPA, CGMA, Tracey Holecek, CPA, and Jill Kerns, CISA, shareholders + managing directors at Kaiser Consulting, represented our firm at the Columbus Chamber of Commerce's Annual Meeting, Amplify 2022. Kaiser Consulting was proud to be an Ambassador Sponsor of the Chamber's 2022 Small Business Leader Award, which recognizes Central Ohio leaders for their contributions to the
community and business excellence. Congratulations to Bill Balderez, founder and president at Futurety, for receiving this year's award.


3/3/2022Lori Kaiser, CPA, CGMA, MBA, founder + CEO of Kaiser Consulting, joined members of the Women for Economic and Leadership Development for a panel discussion, "The For-Profit Board Interview: What You Need to Know." Panelists discussed their insights, anecdotes and tips to prepare for and navigate the board interview process, which is substantially different from a job interview. 


2/28/2022Lori Kaiser, CPA, CGMA, MBA, founder + CEO of Kaiser Consulting, was a mentor at Columbus Business First's Bizwomen Mentoring Monday, a one-of-a-kind event that brought together women for mentoring sessions to enhance the community of strong businesswomen in America. The annual event offered attendees the opportunity to connect with mentors who are among the most influential women in the business community for small group coaching sessions.


2/18/2022Tracey Holecek, CPA, shareholder + managing director of client service, and Jill Lukshin-Hoff, CPA, MSAC, accounting consultant, represented Kaiser Consulting at the Sneaker Soiree benefiting Girls on the Run of Central Ohio. This local nonprofit creatively incorporates running into a self-esteem-building program to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident. Kaiser Consulting was proud to be an Empowerment Sponsor of this remarkable event where all proceeds benefit girls in need in Central Ohio.



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