Cathy Clarke


BSB - Accounting, University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management CPA, MN


Cathy Clarke is the Chief Quality Officer for CLA. Cathy participates on our leadership team and is an elected member of the CLA Board of Directors. Her primary responsibility includes overseeing the firm’s quality systems with the Managing Principals of Quality for the services lines.  She consults with our principal group on various quality and risk management issues that reside in our practice.  She is a frequent presenter on risk management and quality issues.

Prior to being CQO, Cathy was the Chief Assurance Officer for CLA. Her primary responsibilities included overseeing the quality control and training for the assurance and accounting practice for the firm. Cathy has specialized in providing consulting, accounting and auditing services to a variety of clients, with a focus on the not-for-profit, health care, HUD organizations. She also has significant experience in dealing with audit compliance issues and the wide variety of challenges faced by these industries.

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Prior Member, FASB Not for Profit Advisory Council Prior Chair, AICPA Not for Profit Expert Panel Member, AICPA Not for Profit Advisory Committee