Rose Ann Abraham

Rose Ann Abraham

Partner, CPA · +1 (312) 729 8086

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Rose Ann Abraham, a partner with Baker Tilly, joined the firm in 2006. She has worked in public accounting since 2001. She specializes in employee benefit plan audits and manages the Chicago region’s employee benefit plan audit practice.

Rose Ann is a passionate supporter of diversity and inclusion and works both internally and externally to promote the cause within organizations. She leads Baker Tilly’s diversity and inclusion initiative, SOAR (Supporting Opportunity, Advancement and Recognition for all) for Illinois. She is also a member of the firm’s national SOAR Committee. Outside Baker Tilly, she champions diversity and inclusion as a board member of Ascend (Midwest chapter), a Pan-Asian leadership organization dedicated to enhancing the presence and influence of current and future Pan-Asian business leaders. Being a strong believer in the power of mentorship, Rose Ann is also a board member of Step Up (suwn.org), Chicago chapter. The organization is dedicated to empowering girls from under-resourced communities to become confident, college-bound, career-focused and ready to join the next generation of professional women.

  • Leads the employee benefit plan practice for the Chicago region
  • Member of the firm’s Employee Benefit Plans Committee that provides technical guidance, designs and implements firm wide training, tools and templates, marketing initiatives, and external marketing campaigns
  • Provides auditing services to all types of employee benefit plans, including 11-K, ESOP, and health and welfare plans
  • Manages the audits of approximately 100 employee benefit plans of various sizes
  • ICPAS Employee Benefit Committee- monitor developments affecting employee benefit plans in the areas of accounting and financial reporting, auditing, Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Code rules and regulations, and to enhance members’ understanding and promote their compliance in these areas
  • ICPAS Society Employee Benefit Plan conference task force – bring together industry leaders and experts to provide informed, engaging presentations on timely and relevant topics
  • Illinois CPA Society, Chair – December 2010, May 2017 Employee Benefits Conference
  • Co-President, Ascend Pan-Asian Leadership Organization, Chicago Chapter
  • Step Up, board member
  • AICPA

Location

Illinois

Education

University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign
Bachelor of Science in accountancy