On July 21st, during the Women, Wealth & Wellness Conference organized by The Ohio Society of CPAs, our colleague, and Quality Control Officer, Kelli Bernstein was recognized as a Power of Change honoree.
The Conference allows women in accounting and finance to explore ways to empower themselves and each other. The Power of Change recognition was given to 12 deserving women who advocate for the accounting profession, are mentors and role models, and make a community impact. Kelli's recognition was made more special because her nominator was her son, Joe. The following is his nomination submission.
"I would like to recognize my mother, Kelli Bernstein, and all that she has done for women in public accounting. Kelli is the epitome of the ideal "Power of Change" honoree. She has paved the way for young mothers in public accounting that think they must choose between having children or a successful career. She sits on the Cleveland State University Accounting Advisory Board and is always striving to help others find success in the profession. She serves as a great role model to young women in accounting and always makes time for others in need of mentoring."
Kelli is a Vice President in the Assurance Services Group and has over 25 years in public accounting. She is a key member of the firm’s not-for-profit core group. She oversees the firm’s quality control procedures. In addition, she is involved with researching technical accounting issues. Learn more about Kelli here.