Tracey is a professional CPA with over 20 years of experience, beginning her career at Ernst & Young and then moving on to the private sector. In her tenure at Ernst & Young, Tracey performed audits and supervised teams for manufacturing, financial services, and nonprofit clients. She then transitioned to KeyCorp Management Company as an Assistant VP in Business Planning & Analysis, where she assisted with the development of a tracking and reporting system for corporate-wide strategic initiatives and led the efforts to implement a budgeting process for capital spending. Tracey's background also includes Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, audit readiness, and accounting for small business and start-up companies.
As a shareholder and Director of Client Service at the firm, Tracey provides guidance into several practice areas, including compliance audits, outsourced and interim accounting, financial and data analytic services, process improvement, and project management. In addition, she manages multiple client engagements and relationships, develops new initiatives for the firm, and assists with professional development programs.
Tracey has a passion for educating future accounting professionals and business leaders. She has spoken on topics such as Financial Literacy and Careers in Accounting for The Ohio CPA Foundation and has also presented on Sarbanes-Oxley Auditing to an MBA class at The Ohio State University. For small business programs, Tracey has led presentations on Financial Statements, Internal Controls, and Key Performance Indicators.
With her broad, in-depth working knowledge of accounting and auditing, along with her strong problem-solving and interpersonal skills, Tracey adds significant value to the Kaiser Consulting team.
Shareholder + Managing Director of Client Service
Automotive, Engineering, Financial Services, Healthcare, Insurance, Manufacturing, Nonprofit, Research & Development, Restaurant, Professional Services, Start-up Companies
Do you have any favorite sports teams?
I will always love my Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, and Cleveland Indians! Someday, one of these teams will pull through for me, I just know it.
What is your most memorable restaurant experience?
My daughter and I went to Tao Downtown in New York City to celebrate her 21st birthday. Tao is a massive multi-level restaurant that spans 22,000 square feet - underground! Besides the fantastic food, the ambiance was like no other restaurant I've experienced. I highly recommend it, especially if you like Asian bistro.
What was your first car?
I drove an old blue Chevette in high school. The floor was rusted out, the front passenger door was duck-taped to keep it shut, and the horn sounded like a duck. It was a "classic" and one of my favorite cars of all time.