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SVA’s Houghton Presents How to Identify Red Flags in Board Governance

SVA Certified Public Accountants professional Kirsten Houghton, CPA, MBA will present an educational seminar on April 18, 2018 for United Way of Dane County.

The presentation, Red Flags: How to Identify Governance Issues and Strategize Their Solutions, will uncover the warning signs that lead into situations that include, but are not limited to, disorganized or ineffective board meetings, no diversity of opinion, and board member apathy and poor attendance. Attendees will walk away with ways to identify red flags and strategies to resolve them so the Board can do what’s most important – supporting and ensuring the organization’s mission and impact.

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. 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.

To register for this event, visit https://www.unitedwaydanecounty.org/2018/03/ask-an-expert/.  


About United Way of Dane County

United Way of Dane County fights for the education, financial stability, and health of everyone in Dane County.

We are committed to the vision of a Dane County where everyone can succeed in school, work and life. To facilitate this, we follow our community’s Agenda for Change, six goals focused on three priority areas of Education, Income and Health – the building blocks of a stable life.

Through strategic partnerships and collaborative work, we are bringing the many voices of Dane County around a neutral table to find common ground and make measurable progress, while providing organizations and individuals the opportunity to give, advocate and volunteer to change lives in Dane County.


Since our inception in 1974, we have focused on developing long-standing business relationships. As our clients’ businesses and personal interests have grown, we have increased our service offerings to meet their expanding needs.

Now over 40 years later, SVA and its affiliates are recognized leaders offering a wide range of professional services including audit and accounting, tax, business information technologies, wealth management, trust and estate administration services.

The cornerstone of SVA will always remain the same, providing service and value to help our clients achieve measurable results, while exceeding their expectations. SVA is not only dedicated to the clients we serve, we are dedicated to the communities we serve, maintaining a long tradition of involvement and support.

SVA is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, employs over 300 staff, and has additional offices in Milwaukee and Appleton, Wisconsin and Rockford, Illinois.