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Carla A. Gogin

Partner, CPA
608 240 2460

Carla Gogin, partner with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, is a member of the public sector practice group. She has been with the firm since 1993, serving the financial needs of state and local government clients and serving in various firm leadership roles. She has assisted many municipalities and counties implement various Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements and to understand new auditing standards impacting the profession.


  • Partner-in-charge of the financial audit engagements for numerous municipalities and counties
  • Partner-in-charge of audits in accordance with Uniform Guidance
  • Member of the Baker Tilly Public Sector Technical Committee (Industry Center of Excellence)
  • Reviews and provides technical assistance to local governments in preparing Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports for the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) certificate program
  • Provides Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and Business Improvement District (BID) auditing, reporting, and consulting services
  • Provides a variety of accounting and budgeting assistance to municipalities
  • Member of Baker Tilly’s Board of Partners Nominating Committee
  • Previous chair of the Baker Tilly Public Sector Accounting and Auditing Committee, which is responsible for implementing new accounting and auditing standards
  • Served as the Assurance Quality Leader for the firm’s state and local government industry practice group 2011‒2015 – In this role, Carla was responsible for coordinating the annual firmwide state and local government training, audit program updates, and implementation guidance on new GASB standards
  • Served as the Firm’s Chief Risk Officer from 2006–2011 – In this position, she was responsible for overseeing the firm’s enterprise risk management initiatives, professional liability activities, regulatory compliance matters including independence, the firm’s internal and external inspections, and internal policies and procedures to ensure quality service across all firm services lines
  • Served as the firm’s partner-in-charge of quality from 2006‒2008 – In this position, she was responsible for the technical audit and accounting guidance for the firm’s assurance practice
  • Licensed CPA in Wisconsin


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
  • GFOA Special Review Report Review Committee
  • Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA)
  • Wisconsin Government Finance Officers Association (WGFOA)
  • Former Baker Tilly International North American Accounting and Auditing Committee Chair (2006‒2009)
  • AICPA State and Local Government Expert Panel (2012‒2014)

Thought Leadership

  • Center for Advanced Studies in Business (University of Wisconsin-Madison) – Board Member


University of Wisconsin‒Madison
Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting

Continuing Education

  • Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (Yellow Book) training
  • AICPA National Governmental conferences and training programs
  • Government Financial Officers Association (GFOA) conferences and training programs including GAAP updates
  • AICPA Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC) annual updates
  • Accounting and auditing updates (Baker Tilly)
  • Public sector single audit training (Baker Tilly)
  • GASB seminars
  • “IT Risk Assessment Standards (RAS) Training for Auditors”
  • “Assurance Risk” webinar (Baker Tilly)
  • “Tax Increment Financing” (Baker Tilly)
  • “Designing Tailored Audit Approaches” (Baker Tilly)