Baker Tilly Professional

Gwendolynn J. Zech



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Gwen Zech is a director with Baker Tilly’s development advisory practice. She specializes in providing auditing and accounting services to utility and Tribal clients that follow the standards set by Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).

  • Specializes in single audits in accordance with compliance requirements of OMB Uniform Guidance
  • Provides auditing services to regulated and non-regulated electric, water, sewer, stormwater and transit clients
  • Prepares annual reporting requirements and rate proposals for submittal to the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
  • Assists in consulting engagements for agreed upon procedures, examinations and financial statement compilations
  • Prepares financial forecasts, long-range plans and cash flow projections for Tribal and municipal utilities
  • Assists clients through the implementation of new accounting standards
  • Provides training at annual industry event and has taught advanced public utility accounting for client staff
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Wisconsin Government Finance Officers Association
  • Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • “Quarterly GASB update,” 2020 and 2021
  • “Accounting for fixed assets,” Wisconsin Government Finance Officers Association, 2020
  • “Using revenue analytics to assist in forecasting and financial planning,” Baker Tilly Utility University, 2020
  • “GASB 87, Lease accounting,” APPA Business and Financial Conference, 2019
  • “Advanced utility accounting manual,” APPA, contributing author
  • AICPA, Intermediate Level Single Audit Certification
  • AICPA, Applying the Uniform Guidance for federal awards in your single audits
  • American Public Power Association, Advanced public utility accounting
  • Baker Tilly, Annual GASB, FASB and AICPA updates
  • Baker Tilly, Annual single audit trainings
  • Baker Tilly, Utility University


Madison, WI


Master of Professional Accountancy

Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting

University of Wisconsin – Whitewater