Wendy Mikola, CPA

About Wendy

An experienced CPA professional with over 20 years of experience in accounting and auditing, Wendy began her career with Deloitte & Touche and progressed to the role of senior manager. During her tenure, Wendy was responsible for directing audit engagements and providing guidance to clients on regulations pertaining to new accounting standards, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, and SEC filing requirements. At Kaiser Consulting, Wendy has managed a variety of projects, including compliance audits, internal control assessments, and special projects in the areas of finance and accounting.

Wendy's expertise in the audit process is beneficial in all aspects of a compliance audit, including audit readiness, risk assessments, test design and documentation, control testing, and remediation strategies. With her comprehensive knowledge of the accounting function, she is highly qualified to identify and implement business process improvements, while striving to achieve both operational efficiencies and effective internal controls.

Her versatile skill set allows Wendy to undertake even the most complex accounting projects. She is comfortable researching and implementing technical accounting pronouncements, establishing and providing management review processes, and assisting with month-end close and financial reporting procedures under tight deadlines. Clients appreciate Wendy's ability to work with all levels of management, and they value her strong leadership and interpersonal skills.

Wendy Mikola

Wendy Mikola
Consultant


Industry Experience

Automotive, Construction, Food & Beverage, Food Processing/Manufacturing, Hospitality, Investments, Manufacturing, Nonprofit


Education

  • Miami University, Bachelor of Science in Accountancy

Certifications

  • CPA – Certified Public Accountant – Ohio

Professional Affiliations

  • Miami University – Accounting Advisory Group
  • NeXT Basketball Foundation – Board Member
  • Olentangy Finance and Audit Committee – Committee Member

On a Lighter Note

What was your first job?
I was a waitress at Olive Garden, where I realized that was some seriously hard work refilling breadsticks, soup, salad, and drinks for the All-You-Can-Eat specials!

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I enjoy spending time with my children, husband, friends, and working out. My unique hobby that most people have not heard of is platform tennis. Platform tennis is a racquet sport played on platforms of raised aluminum, with composite paddles instead of strung racquets and a sponge-like rubber ball versus a traditional fuzzy tennis ball.

Do you have any favorite sports teams?
Yes, my favorites are The Ohio State University sports teams, the Indianapolis Colts NFL team, the Cleveland Browns NFL team (when not playing the Colts), and Indiana University basketball.