Betsy Allen, CPA, Principal

Betsy Allen is a principal with the firm on the Governmental Services Team. She is part of the team handling the accounting and audit needs of the clients and joined the firm in 2006. She oversees many of the audit procedures, assists with internal control verification and is also responsible for the management of the engagement.

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE:   Betsy services a variety of local government units and has significant experience with GASB statements. She has been a practicing CPA for more than 20 years experience, specializing in school district and local government auditing. She has helped numerous town, village, school districts and special districts with their receipt of both the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence from GFOA and the Certificate of Excellence from ASBO.

Betsy has also conducted federal, single audit and state grant audits for clients. Current responsibilities are client relations, as well as to provide ongoing assistance with management, establish project timelines, and to perform and supervise the audit fieldwork and financial statement preparation.

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:   Betsy received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Purdue University.  She is a licensed CPA, and has completed numerous continuing professional education classes. Betsy attends school district seminars hosted by ISBE and IASBO to receive updates in School District auditing.

She is a member of the Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO); the IASBO Accounting, Auditing and Financial Reporting Professional Development Committee; Association of School Business Officials International, Illinois Government Finance Officers Association; the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; and the Illinois CPA Society.

Contact Betsy Allen at or 847-205-5000.