Experts in Accounting & Technology


If you are looking for highly qualified speakers for your next meeting, webinar, educational roundtable or expo, SVA has assembled an exceptional group of subject matter experts to address your needs. These are business professionals with established public speaking experience in a broad range of industries and niche areas.


For more information please contact: Bonnie Bailey - - 608-826-2378

Douglas Berry - CPA, CGMA - Principal-in-Charge Assurance Services

Douglas Berry

Douglas is the Principal-in-Charge of our Assurance Services Group and member of our professional accounting staff in the Real Estate Consulting Group. He is a member of the Governmental Audit Quality Center of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and serves as our firm’s Designated Audit Quality Principal.

The following is a partial list of the topics Douglas covers:

  • Accounting, Tax and Governance For Nonprofits
    • Ensuring your nonprofit tax exemption status
    • Understanding how activities may impact your tax exempt status
  • Risk Management and Fraud Prevention Through Internal Controls
    • The role of internal controls in protecting your company’s assets
    • Exploring the tools to reduce risk of fraud
    • Protecting your company from data loss and theft

Douglas has spoken to audiences at:

  • A Home For Everyone Conference
  • Connect Information Technology Conference
  • National Business Institute (NBI)
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
  • SVA educational seminars and webinars

Kirsten Houghton - CPA, MBA - Principal-in-Charge Nonprofit Services

Kirsten Houghton

Kirsten is a Principal and head of Nonprofit Services at SVA Certified Public Accountants, S.C. In addition to providing audit, accounting, and tax services, Kirsten also provides review, compilation, and management advisory services. Kirsten has a wealth of knowledge relating to taxation, specifically the nuances included in the revised Form 990. In addition, Kirsten has expertise in financial accounting, financial statement review and audit specific to the nonprofit sector where she works with a variety of nonprofit organizations including charitable organizations, membership and trade associations and those organizations receiving federal and state funding. 

The following is a partial list of the topics Kirsten covers:

  • Assurance Services Required Under OMB Uniform Guidance
    • Understanding the requirements
    • Clarifying cost allocations for grants and contracts
    • Complying with the guidance
  • Red Flags in Board Governance
    • What powers a successful board?
    • Legal responsibilities of board members
    • How to identify governance issues and strategize solutions

Kirsten has spoken to audiences at:

  • SVA Nonprofit Business Briefings
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals Chapter Meetings
  • WICPA Not-for-Profit Conference
  • United Way of Dane County
  • Numbers 4 Nonprofits

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