Chad Kolde CPA - OH | KY | IN

Chad D. Kolde, CPA, CFE

Senior Manager

With 8 years of public accounting experience as a Certified Public Accountant, Chad is a valued member of the Barnes Dennig family who earns high marks for his technical skills, industry knowledge and dedication to his clients.  In addition to his work in the audit and assurance practice, Chad is an integral member of the firm’s qualified benefit plan audit practice, overseeing approximately 15 employee benefit plan audits each year.

Chad has also earned the designation of Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and plays a key role in helping the firm’s clients strengthen their internal controls.  CFEs who specialize in fraud detection in the fields of accounting and auditing must demonstrate experience as an accountant or auditor and are responsible for detecting and deterring fraud by evaluating accounting systems for weaknesses, designing internal controls, determining the degree of organizational fraud risk, interpreting financial data for unusual trends and following up on fraud indicators.

As a CFE, Chad works with businesses to detect white-collar crime, document the damages and strengthen their internal controls in order to deter future fraud.

Chad is actively involved in the community.  He currently serves as the Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Cincinnati Community ToolBank, a local non-profit that equips other charitable organizations with tools and equipment needed to complete service projects.  Additionally, Chad was a member of the 2016 Multiple Sclerosis Leadership Class of Cincinnati.

Chad graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science and Business Administration in Accounting and a Masters of Accountancy. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA) and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).


“Outstanding team, very thorough, extremely knowledgeable of us as a client organization. Highly professional, very analytical people who offer value-added insights.”

– Barnes Dennig Client, 2020

“Barnes Dennig are a group of professionals that I’d recommend to any business. They’re always available to help me via email or phone. They’re always looking for ways to help our company grow.”

– Doris E., Barnes Dennig Client