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Kathryn E. Petrillo

Partner, Employee Benefit Plan Services Group

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As the partner in charge of Aronson LLC's Employee Benefit Plan Services Group, Kathryn Petrillo oversees the management of nearly 200 plan audits on an annual basis, one of the largest dedicated benefit plan practices in the region.

Kate specializes in auditing and assurance services to employee benefit plans, with significant experience auditing defined contribution, defined benefit and health and welfare plans with assets ranging from $100,000 to over $2 billion. Kate's well-earned reputation for integrity, combined with her unique knowledge and skillset, has earned the trust of her diverse client base.

As a practice area leader, Kate is deeply committed to the care and development of her team and she places a high value on new ideas, thought leadership and the input of her staff. She is passionate about providing exceptional client service while developing rewarding careers for her team

As the firm's leading expert on benefit plan audits, Kate is responsible for internal and external training initiatives and presentations. She is an active member of the AICPA and served three years on the AICPA's Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center Expert Panel.

Kate graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree in business administration from James Madison University in 1988.

Education: 
  • Bachelor's of Business Administration (cum laude), James Madison University
Expertise: 
  • Audit and accounting for employee benefit plans
Affiliations: 
  • Member, AICPA

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