Karen A. Lenk

Karen A. Lenk, CPA, CFE, is a director and manages the governmental and nonprofit attest services practice. Ms. Lenk has over twenty years of experience in various aspects of accounting and auditing with organizations such as school districts, municipalities, counties, nonprofit organizations and state agencies.

Ms. Lenk has assisted numerous clients in receiving the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) awarded Ms. Lenk the Advanced Single Audit Certificate. This certification demonstrates her ability to plan, direct and report on single audits in accordance with the latest requirements of the Uniform Guidance. This certification demonstrates her commitment to perform the highest quality audits for this very specialized area of practice. The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners awarded Ms. Lenk the designation of Certified Fraud Examiner ("CFE"). This designation was awarded after Ms. Lenk met a stringent set of criteria.

Ms. Lenk is a member of the AICPA, Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MOCPA), Government Finance Officers Association and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. She is a past Chair of the Governmental committee of the MOCPA and a past Secretary and Director for the Greater St. Louis Area Chapter of the ACFE Board of Directors. Ms. Lenk is a liaison to the MOCPA Technical Issues Group. The Technical Issues Group responds to publicly issued exposure drafts of proposed accounting and auditing standards, rules and regulations issued by FASB, GASB, FASAB, SEC, AICPA (including those pertaining to ethics), OMB, GAO, PCAOB, IASB, COSO (as it applies to internal controls) and any other accounting and auditing standard setting bodies that have an impact on the practice of accountancy in Missouri.

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