Wendy A. Kelly, CPA

Principal, Assurance Group

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Wendy Kelly is a Principal in our Audit Group. She joined CDH in November of 2010, and brings to us more than 20 years of experience working exclusively in public accounting. Prior to CDH, Wendy spent 16 years with Blackman Kallick in Chicago, where she became an audit partner in 2001.

Wendy concentrates on audits, reviews, agreed upon procedures, business consulting and problem solving. Her industry specializations fit us extremely well, with concentrations in service companies, distributors, manufacturers, leasing and software companies.

She is passionate about helping clients obtain timely and accurate financial information from which to make informed business decisions. She has worked with a wide variety of clients in various stages of growth and enjoys the rewards as well as the challenges of working to help businesses grow.

Wendy has been heavily involved in the implementation of women’s initiatives at CDH as well as at her previous firm. She has been active in sponsoring ongoing education for women related to networking, communication differences between men and women and work/life integration. She also promoted women’s success stories and provided gender-specific training for business.

Accounting was a natural choice for Wendy as she excelled in math, and realized that accounting offered the logic of math and the challenge of applying this to solving business challenges.

Wendy grew up in DeKalb, IL and currently lives in Arlington Heights. She keeps busy outside of the office spending time with family and friends, especially her daughter. She also enjoys traveling and fine dining.