Partners

Our partners are recognized thought leaders in the nonprofit community. Their expertise, commitment, and values set the tone for the firm.

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Senior Advisor:

Gregory B. Capin

Frank Jakosz

Partner
Quality Assurance Director


505.50.CAPIN ext. 1204
Areas of Service

Audit and accounting
Consulting and advisory

Background

Frank has more than 45 years of public accounting and nonprofit expertise. He has a deep understanding of nonprofit organizational best practice financial functions and operations, and has served a wide variety of nonprofit entities. Frank previously was Partner-in-Charge Not-for-Profit and Higher Education Practices at a top 30 national accounting firm, and held similar roles at two international CPA firms. His expertise includes financial reporting and analysis, investments, internal controls, endowments, and grants management. As the firm’s Quality Assurance Director, he provides oversight to all functions of internal quality assurance, including continuing professional education, systems and processes, and monitoring and implementing new technical standards.

Civic/Professional Involvement

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), member
FASB Not-for-Profit Financial Statement Project Resource Group, past member
AICPA Not-for-Profit Entities Expert Panel, past chair and member
AICPA Not-for-Profit Advisory Council, past member
AICPA Technical Standards Committee of the Ethics Division, member
AICPA Not-for-Profit Audit and Accounting Guide Task Force, past member
AICPA Not-for-Profit Audit Risk Alert Task Force, past chair and current member
AICPA Alternative Investments Task Force, past member
AICPA Net Asset Value Task Force, past member
AICPA Gifts-in-Kind Task Force, past member
Illinois CPA Society, member

Certifications and Licenses

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – Illinois and Wisconsin
Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)

Speaking and Other Service

As a nationally recognized nonprofit thought leader, Frank frequently writes and speaks on a range of nonprofit and higher education topics. He has conducted internal firm training and spoken at various nonprofit and higher education industry groups, the AICPA National Not-for-Profit Entities Conference, AICPA not-for-profit webinars, and several state CPA society conferences. Frank has also served on various boards, including Y-Me National Breast Cancer Organization, Foundation for Hearing and Speech Rehabilitation, and Associated Colleges of Illinois.

Education

B.S., DePaul University