Deirdre Hodgson



Deirdre has 19 years of experience in public accounting and works exclusively in the higher education and nonprofit area. During this time, she has provided audit, risk assessment, agreed-upon procedures, financial modeling and other attest and consulting services to higher education institutions. Deirdre leads CLA’s higher education practice.

Deirdre is also an instructor for continuing professional education courses, both on a local and national basis. She has led educational sessions for both clients and firm members on FASB Technical updates, Student Financial Aid audit considerations, Enterprise Risk Management, client matters when undergoing a single audit, ethics/fraud, internal control considerations, benchmarking, data analytics and many more topics.


Bachelor's of science in accountancy from North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota

In the community

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Certified Public Accountant in the state of Minnesota

Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants

National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)

Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest – Board Treasurer

Twin Cities in Motion – Board Member

Twin City Figure Skating Association – Finance Committee Member