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Raina Rose Tagle

Partner, CPA, CISA, CIA
703 923 8251

Raina has nearly 25 years of experience in providing consulting services to higher education institutions, not-for-profits, governmental entities and government contractors. Raina has been with Baker Tilly since 2006. She is the firmwide leader of Baker Tilly’s Risk, Internal Audit and Cybersecurity as well as Higher Education and Research Institutions Consulting practices. This includes more than 200 professionals providing services in: internal audit, enterprise risk management (ERM), financial and operational risk management, research compliance, fraud investigation, cybersecurity and information technology (IT), international operations and construction. Raina is a member of the firm’s Board of Partners and serves on Baker Tilly’s firmwide Vision Committee and its Growth and Retention of Women taskforce.


  • Provides expertise in enterprise-wide risk assessment, ERM, internal control design and evaluation, business process reengineering, cost accounting, business requirements development, and new systems implementation
  • Advises clients on designing and enhancing ERM and compliance programs, addressing challenges such as engaging board members and senior leaders; considering strategic risks and the relationship of ERM to strategic planning; and building momentum and sustainability in ongoing ERM and compliance processes
  • Has served as a chief audit executive, an interim executive director, and a chief financial officer
  • Managed engagements to assess and opine on the internal control structures, including IT controls, of highly regulated, multi-location entities with revenues of up to $12 billion
  • Led an expansive academic integrity review for a major research institution and discussed findings in detail with university trustees and the system-wide board
  • Led own consulting firm for five years that specialized in serving organizations in the areas of fundraising, executive coaching, board of directors development, organizational development, and strategic planning
  • Has led multiple risk assessments; clients have gained insight into how to increase efficiency, optimize key functions, and improve client satisfaction
  • Leads engagements to provide internal audit services and meets regularly with audit committees


  • Advisory Board Member, University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business
  • Chair, Selection Committee, 2010 Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management
  • Vice Chair, Diversity Dialogue Task Force of Arlington County, Virginia
  • Leadership Greater Washington Class of 2003
  • Past Board of Directors member: Doorways for Women and Families (President), Miriam’s Kitchen (President and Treasurer), The Choral Arts Society of Washington (Executive Committee)
  • Founded and chaired Miriam’s Kitchen’s annual fundraising gala for 10 years, raising nearly $5 million

Honors & Awards

  • Fannie Mae “Good Neighbor Award”, recipient
  • Bank of America “Local Hero Award”, recipient
  • SmartCEO Magazine “Smart CPA”, recipient
  • ­Greater Washington Society of CPAs “Woman to Watch” Experienced Leader Award, recipient

Thought Leadership

  • Speaker on topics related to enterprise risk management, compliance, internal audit and quality assessment reviews at the following industry conferences: ­Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), Association of College and University Auditors, National Association of College and University Attorneys, National Council of University Research Administrators, ­SRA International, ­University Risk Management and Insurance Association
  • Keynote speaker, 2011 Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants Leaders’ Institute
  • Co-authored articles in NCURA Magazine and Research Global magazine on topics such as investigating fraud, working successfully with internal audit, and using risk assessment in sponsored research


Oklahoma State University
Bachelor of Science in accounting
Minor in International Business
Student Body President