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Kirsten M. Cotton



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Kirsten is a Director in FGMK’s Audit and Accounting Practice. She has over 30 years of experience providing accounting and assurance services to not-for-profit, higher education, public sector, financial institutions, real estate, and employee benefit plan clients.

Kirsten has extensive experience providing compliance-based assurance services in a variety of industries including uniform guidance, HUD audits for multi-family and lenders, financial aid, and other regulated industries.

Prior to joining FGMK in 2015, Kirsten was a partner at Plante Moran in their assurance practice, where she led the professional standards team for the not-for-profit group and served as a member of the professional standards team for the employee benefits practice.

Education and Certifications

  • B.S., Accounting, Arizona State University
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Professional and Civic

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS)
  • Boys & Girls Club of Elgin, Member, Audit Committee
  • Theraplay Institute, Board Member, Finance Committee