Hilary Dodson, CPA, CGMA

About Hilary

In her role as shareholder and director, Hilary manages and directs client projects, including Sarbanes-Oxley, outsourced accounting, and various other business consulting projects. She is a highly qualified CPA with excellent analytical skills and expertise in audit and accounting.

Hilary's experience spans over 20 years, including six years at Price Waterhouse Coopers, where she performed audits of clients in the manufacturing, real estate, and not-for-profit sectors. As controller for a developer and marketer of electronic devices, Hilary prepared financial statements and established and maintained the company's internal controls. At Kaiser Consulting, she has a diverse client base serving the investment, manufacturing, nonprofit, and professional services industries.

Hilary's experience in planning, audit, and process improvement allows her to be effective in providing support to Kaiser Consulting team members and our clients. She is also passionate about supporting the firm through her assistance in recruiting, training, and development.

Hilary has spoken on Sarbanes-Oxley Auditing for an MBA class at The Ohio State University, on Financial Statements for Small Businesses at a networking organization, on Accounting Careers at The Ohio State University for a CPA group, as well as several outsourced accounting topics as a training leader. 

She is well known for her enthusiasm and willingness to approach problems creatively. She joined Kaiser Consulting in 2008, and her strong interpersonal skills and work ethic make her a key contributor.

Hilary Dodson

Hilary Dodson
Shareholder + Director of Client Service


Industry Experience

Automotive, Construction, Investments, Manufacturing, Nonprofit, Professional Services, Property Management, Real Estate


Education

  • The Ohio State University, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting, summa cum laude

Certifications

  • CPA – Certified Public Accountant – Ohio
  • CPA – Certified Public Accountant – New York (Inactive)
  • CGMA – Chartered Global Management Accountant

Professional Affiliations

  • Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • The Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Upper Arlington Commission on Aging | Treasurer
  • National Association of Women Business Owners | Finance Committee Member

On a Lighter Note

Who is someone you admire or an interesting person you have met, and why?
My 94-year-old dad is someone I admire. He served in World War II, raised seven children, and is still enjoying life every day. He is my role model for how to age gracefully.

What is one of your proudest accomplishments?
Parenting my three children has been the most joy-filled accomplishment of my life. There have been lots of challenges, happy times, and interesting times that I wouldn’t trade for anything in the world.

Where is an exciting place you have visited or an incredible view you have seen?
My daughter and I hiked up the Upper Yosemite Falls trail in Yosemite National Park. It is 7.2 miles round trip and has a 3,175 ft elevation gain, but wow, what a view at the top!