Kirsten Houghton CPA, MBA

Principal-in-Charge Nonprofit Services


(608) 826-2046   
Madison

ON THE JOB

Kirsten is a Principal and head of Nonprofit Services at SVA Certified Public Accountants, S.C. In addition to providing audit, accounting, and tax services, Kirsten also provides review, compilation, and management advisory services.

Kirsten has a wealth of knowledge relating to taxation, specifically the nuances included in the revised Form 990. In addition, Kirsten has expertise in financial accounting, financial statement review and audit specific to the nonprofit sector where she works with a variety of nonprofit organizations including charitable organizations, membership and trade associations and those organizations receiving federal and state funding. 

Education

  • Rockford College - Master of Business Administration
  • Illinois State University - Bachelor of Science

Credentials

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

Speaking Experience

  • Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants Not-for-Profit Conference
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals Chapter Meetings and Seminars
  • Wisconsin Dairy Producers statewide conferences - Tax-exempt Organization Issues, Directors & Officers Insurance and Board Governance
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison

Publications

WSAE Vantage Point; "What are you doing New Year's?" Plan now for Year-end Financial Responsibilities




Professional Memberships/Affiliations/Activities

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA)
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) - Treasurer, Past-President
  • Susan G. Komen South Central Wisconsin - Treasurer
  • United Way Women's Leadership Council - Steering Committee
  • The Business Forum (TBF)
  • Wisconsin Society of Association Executives (WSAE)
  • Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWGA)
  • Leadership Greater Madison - Alumni Association (LGMAA)
  • Leadership Greater Madison 11
  • Junior League of Madison

Civic/Community Involvement

  • Association of Fundraising Professionals - Board of Directors - Treasurer, Past-President
  • Susan G. Komen South Central Wisconsin - Board of Directors - Treasurer
  • United Way Women's Leadership Council – Vice Chair
  • Executive Women's Golf Association - Member
  • Leadership Greater Madison - Alumni Association - Member
  • The Business Forum, Inc - Member

Personal

In her spare time, Kirsten is an avid reader, enjoys spending time with her two nephews, travels, attempts to golf, gardens, and works out.

SPEAKER SOURCE

Kirsten is a Principal and head of Nonprofit Services at SVA Certified Public Accountants, S.C. In addition to providing audit, accounting, and tax services, Kirsten also provides review, compilation, and management advisory services. Kirsten has a wealth of knowledge relating to taxation, specifically the nuances included in the revised Form 990. In addition, Kirsten has expertise in financial accounting, financial statement review and audit specific to the nonprofit sector where she works with a variety of nonprofit organizations including charitable organizations, membership and trade associations and those organizations receiving federal and state funding. 

The following is a partial list of the topics Kirsten covers:

  • What Every Nonprofit Should Know About Form 990
  • Assurance Services Required Under OMB Uniform Guidance
  • Understanding Nonprofit Board Governance
  • Internal Control Strategies For Nonprofit Organizations

Kirsten has spoken to audiences at:

  • SVA Nonprofit Business Briefings
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Wisconsin Dairy Producers
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals Chapter Meetings
  • WICPA Not-for-Profit Conference