Korina joined Sassetti in 2015 with several years of audit and accounting experience with other national and local CPA firms. She spends the majority of her time supervising audits of nonprofit organizations, including foundations and health and welfare organizations. She also supervises audits of employee benefit plans. She has an MBA with a concentration in Accounting from the Liautaud Graduate School of Business at University of Illinois at Chicago. She is also licensed to practice as a CPA in the State of Illinois. She has served as the Treasurer of St. Francis Xavier’s Family and School Association.
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American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Illinois CPA Society
University of Illinois at Chicago (BS in Psychology, minor Criminal Justice). UIC Liautaud Graduate School of Business (MBA).
Past treasurer of St. Francis Xavier Family Student Association (2020-2022)
Riding my Peloton bike or taking one of the app’s strength or meditation classes. Reading fiction or nonfiction, listening to podcasts and watching TV shows with my kids.
Make a prediction about your industry or the clients you serve.
I expect our clients to oursource the accounting function to firms with the expertise needed as it becomes increasingly difficult to find accountants with the proper qualifications to hire.
What is it about Accounting that attracted you to the field?
I started working at a small public accounting firm as an administrative assistant after I graduated from UIC with my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. The auditors there would give me engagement letters and confirmations to prepare. They taught me how to input a trial balance. The auditor friends I made encouraged me to go back to school for an MBA so that I could take the CPA exam. I enjoyed what I was learning, so I thought, why not?
What drew you to Sassetti?
I have worked in similar sized firms over the years. The culture at Sassetti was like nothing I had come across. The partners and managers I interviewed with were warm and welcoming. I was impressed with the women and men in senior leadership and how knowledgeable they were. I wanted to learn from them! The longer I have stayed with Sassetti I admire the firm’s commitment to diversity and evolving to meet the changing needs of our team.
Who is someone you look up to (living or passed) and why?
Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) – for her role in crafting the legal case for women’s equality and for fighting for civil rights during her long tenure as a Supreme Court Justice
Describe your work style.
My style is teamwork and teaching oriented. Each member of the audit team has a role to do and needs to do his/her part for the audit to be successful. I am supportive of my team and help them with their questions in a way that teaches them and helps them problem solve.
What is your greatest accomplishment?
Personal – being a mom to two kind and talented boys; Professional – passing all four parts of the CPA exam on the first try.