Dave joined K&A in 1990 and brings over 25 years of experience in public accounting to the Firm. During that the period, the Firm has realized consistent growth as a recognized leader in the Firm’s niche practice areas. Committed to the highest level of quality and professional service, he manages the Firm's Quality Control Program through the triennial AICPA Peer Review process and regular U.S. Department of Education Quality Control Reviews. He also oversees the Firm’s audit, tax and consulting practice areas.
Participation and presentations to professional and industry groups includes APSCU workshops and conferences, U.S. Department of Education regional meetings, Illinois Association of Park District annual conferences, local civic groups and provided input for the 2001, revision of the U.S. Department of Education's audit guide for Student Financial Assistance Programs.
He is a graduate of the University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accountancy, and Master of Science Degree in taxation. Professional affiliations include membership in the Illinois CPA Society, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Illinois Government Finance Officers Association. Outside the office, Dave enjoys hiking, children's soccer and music, spending time with his wife and four children.
Joe began at K&A in 1991. Joe manages the Firm’s career college practice and has contributed significantly to K&A's growth in this area. He also serves as a consultant to numerous publicly and privately held school groups, with regard to compliance issues as well as merger, acquisition, and sales assistance. Joe speaks to numerous association and trade groups directly related to the career college sector. Additionally, Joe meets with prospective clients and is the partner in charge of all marketing and sales activities.
Professional affiliations include membership in the Illinois CPA Society and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics. Outside the office, Joe enjoys attending his three children's extracurricular activities and running 5K's.
Michael has been with K&A since May 1994, working in the accounting, auditing and tax fields. Michael manages the overall operations of the Firm, and is the review partner on all Title IV education audit engagements. Michael oversees staffing and scheduling of all client engagements. Additionally, he presents at industry events specifically related to the for-profit educational sector.
He is a member of the Illinois CPA Society, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accountancy, and a Master of Science Degree in Taxation. Outside interests include coaching sports for his four children.
Matt started at K&A in 1999 and manages compliance and financial audits directly related to student financial assistance programs. He presents on best practices for private post secondary educational institutions and has provided industry expertise to the General Accounting Office's (GAO) research of those institutions with students receiving Title IV funding. Matt regularly provides due diligence support for both buyers and sellers on mergers and acquisitions. He participates at the Career College Association's annual investment conference as well as the Department of Education regional conferences. Outside the office Matt is a die-hard Cubs and Bears fan, and enjoys relaxing with his wife and two young children, and friends.
Mr. Knutte is the Founding Partner of Knutte & Associates. He began his professional career in 1966, working with one of the "Big Eight" accounting firms, and is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Chicago Campus, with a degree in Accountancy. Today, Mr. Knutte's interests include golfing, fishing and pickleball.