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Nicki Donlon

Partner, CPA
+1 (612) 876 4675

Prior to joining Baker Tilly, Nicki spent more than 10 years at an international firm serving audit clients in many different industries, including not-for-profits, healthcare providers, public sector and financial services.

Experience

  • Specializes in serving not-for profits, healthcare providers and higher education
  • More than 15 years of experience managing audit engagements of varying sizes
  • Experience auditing large investment portfolios and assisting clients with developing fair valuation policies and procedures
  • Assists clients with financial statement preparation
  • Assists clients with implementation of new accounting standards
  • Specializes in assisting clients with accounting research in relation to complex accounting topics, including business combinations, consolidations and valuation
  • Past and current experience serving on audit committees and boards of directors of not-for-profit organizations, and hands-on experience advising these organizations regarding their day-to-day operations and financial policies and procedures

Involvement

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Habitat for Humanity of the Twin Cities – Audit Committee
  • Karen Organization of Minnesota – Past Board Chair
  • Nonprofit Financial Group of the Twin Cities – Past President, Board Member, Strategic Planning Committee
  • Women's Health Leadership Trust
  • “Governance Best Practices,” presentation at Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Annual Conference (November 2018)
  • “Governance – Worst practices,” presenter at Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Finance and Sustainability Conference (April 2018)
  • Not-for-Profit Financial Reporting Standard (ASU 2016-14) presentation at Baker Tilly Minneapolis’ 2018 Not-for-Profit Fiscal Workshop
  • “Operational Assessments: Focus on Financial Performance Improvement,” presenter at LeadingAge Minnesota Institute and Expo (February 2018)
  • “GAAP update” and “Panel discussion: Governance, tax and other insights,” presenter and panelist at Baker Tilly’s Not-for-profit fiscal workshop (November 2017)
  • “Communicating Financial Information,” presenter at Nonprofit Financial Group Twin Cities Chapter (May 2017)

Honors & Awards

  • 40 Under 40 Award (2014) – Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
  • Top Women in Finance Award (2012) – Finance & Commerce
  • Distinguished Achievement Award (2000) – Minnesota Society of CPAs

Education

Bachelor of Science in accounting, finance minor
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire

Continuing Education

  • Baker Tilly Accounting and Auditing Updates
  • MN Council for Nonprofits board of directors trainings
  • Various AICPA auditing webcasts
  • Ethics for CPAs (annually)