Kara Wysinski CPA | Assurance Director | OH KY IN CPA

About Kara

Kara began her career in public accounting in 2011 with Barnes Dennig as a co-op on the Non-Profit Client Service Team. She quickly impressed clients and co-workers with her work ethic and her “can-do” attitude. In early 2013, Kara was recognized with the University of Cincinnati’s Professional Achievement Recognition Award / Accounting Co-Op of the Year.” Kara is a trusted advisor for her clients and works diligently to ensure efficient engagements and exceptional client service.

In her time at the firm, she has worked with not-for-profits in the social service, behavioral health, education, and arts sectors. She specializes in Uniform Guidance compliance, Yellow Book compliance, HUD compliance, and financial statement engagements. Kara is also on the steering committee for the Women’s Growth and Development Initiative at Barnes Dennig and is heavily involved in internal staff development and training.

Kara is passionate about not-for-profits and the Greater Cincinnati community. She’s seen the inside workings of a non-profit through her prior volunteer and internship experience at Dress for Success. This non-profit provides professional attire to disadvantaged women to help them thrive in the workforce and through serving on the Board of UpSpring for eight years before her term ends in August 2022. While on the UpSpring board, she served on the Executive Committee and as Treasurer for six years.

Kara earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Accounting from the University of Cincinnati. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA).  Through her professional affiliation with these organizations, she receives extensive continuing professional education and attends the AICPA Non-profit Industry Annual Conference.

Kara is always very responsive to our needs. She is very easy to work with. I feel that she goes above and beyond providing answers to our questions.

— Kelley M., COO

Brad, Paula, Cheryl, and Kara and their teams were always responsive, professional and helpful. We deeply trust and depend on our partnership with Barnes for all of our non-profit accounting and tax needs--routine or unexpected as with the PPP Loan and ERTC--their industry and agency knowledge is invaluable to supporting our work and success.

— Karen S., Managing Director

It was a transitional year for us as we outsourced our accounting function and had a new staff team leading the audit. Kara was great in helping us manage through the process and when questions arose she found solutions were us that significantly improved the efficiency of the process and took on responsibilities that we had to manage internally in past years. As always, she was great to work with and incredibly professional.

— Jill B., Executive Director

Barnes Dennig staff who work on our account are super professional, proactive and responsive. Could not ask for better service. Those individuals are Kara Wysinski, Harold Kremer, Cheryl Ganim, and those ‘behind the scenes who work with them to meet client expectations.

— Sue M., CFO
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