Kathryn A. Ahearn, CPA, CGMA


Kathy has more than 30 years of experience providing assurance services to not-for-profit organizations in Indiana. She joined the firm in 2016 as a part of Gauthier & Kimmerling’s combination with Barnes Dennig.

She has worked with numerous non-profit organizations, HUD and Section 42 low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) projects. She works directly with clients regarding accounting and audit-related matters. Kathy is compliant with all continuing education requirements including yellow book and governmental auditing standards

Kathy has focused her career on audits of community development corporations, social service agencies, low-income housing real estate partnerships, and HUD projects. She has developed special expertise in grant accounting, non-profit budgeting, Section 42 tax credit accounting, and HUD audits. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and its Not-for-Profit section as well as the Indiana CPA Society.

Kathy is a 1981 graduate of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in Bloomington with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, where she graduated with high distinction.


“Kathy has always worked with me in an above and beyond regard. We are a major client for Kathy in our 20th year of relationship and I really appreciate her hands-on responsiveness to our needs.”

– Bob M., CFO

“I am grateful to get to work with such a great team at Barnes Dennig! I am constantly amazed by their ability to answer questions and provide feedback in a timely manner. And their feedback has been extremely helpful as our organization has grown and matured over the past several years. Highly recommend!”

– Todd B., Barnes Dennig Client

“Kathy Ahearn is wonderful to work with!”

– Barnes Dennig Client, 2021