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  • Shari Franklin, Chief Financial Officer and Head of IT of ASGE

  • John F. Cutrera, Director at BKD CPAs & Advisors

    John has more than 16 years of public accounting experience with governmental and not-for-profit entities, providing audit and consulting services such as financial statement audits and reviews. He has worked with a variety of entities, including membership organizations, trade associations, medical specialty associations, foundations, universities, social service agencies, food banks, counties, municipalities, villages, school districts, and water commission districts.

    He has helped plan and manage Uniform Guidance audits for various engagements, including housing, social services programs, and highway planning and construction grants for governmental clients, as well as agreed-upon procedures.

    John frequently presents on a variety of topics both internally and for industry associations along with presenting to various boards and finance committees throughout the year.

    He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS), Association Forum and Illinois Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA). He serves as chair of the Association Forum’s Finance Special Interest Group. He also serves on the GFOA Special Review Committee and ICPAS Governmental Report Review Committee. In addition, John serves on Metropolitan Family Services’ Metropolitan & Legal Aid Associate Board.

    John is a graduate of Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois, with a B.S. degree in accounting and an M.B.A. degree in general management.

  • Bernadette D. Zita, CPA, Senior Manager, Nonprofit Tax Exempt Organizations BKD CPAs & Advisors

    Bernadette provides tax compliance and consulting services to non-profit organizations and charitable entities. She has more than 20 years of experience providing tax and consulting services to health care organizations, professional associations, private foundations and other charitable organizations.
    She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS) and serves on the ICPAS Not-for-Profit Committee.
    Bernadette is also a board member of Chicago Women in Philanthropy and serves on several sub-committees.
    She is a graduate of University of Kentucky, Lexington, with a B.S. degree in Accounting, and a graduate of DePaul University, Chicago, with an M.S. degree in taxation.

  • Saba Kapadia, CPA, ACCA Senior Associate II, BKD CPAs & Advisors

    Saba has more than ten years of audit and accounting experience. She provides accounting, financial reporting and audit services.

    Prior to joining BKD, she worked for regional CPA and advisory firms.

    Saba holds the Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) designation from the United Kingdom and a Not-For-Profit Certificate from the American Institute of CPAs.

    She is a graduate of University of Karachi, Pakistan, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting.

February 23, 2021
Tue 9:00 AM CST

Duration 3H 0M

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