Kari L. Natale, CAE

BAP Professional Partner Association/ State Society:
Illinois CPA Society   

BAP Professional Partner Representative: Kari Natale, Director, Planning & Governance

About Illinois CPA Society:

The Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS) is an essential partner in your success, providing accounting and finance students and professionals with meaningful and convenient education, timely and relevant information, influential advocacy, and countless opportunities to make powerful professional connections.

Benefits to Becoming a Member of Illinois CPA Society:


  • Apply for tuition and textbook awards ranging from $500 to $4,000
  • Earn a CPA exam fees reimbursement award for $850

Career Development

  • Obtain resume advice and interview coaching
  • Tour accounting firms or companies
  • Network with accounting and finance young professionals
  • Find accounting internships or jobs with our growing Career Center
  • Receive a free one-year professional membership after you graduate 

CPA Exam Resources

  • Access to timely information and frequently asked questions
  • Save $300-$500 on CPA exam review courses
  • Pay 40% less for the required ethics exam

How to Become a Member/Student Member of Illinois CPA Society:

Membership for accounting students is FREE and will be valid for one year from your graduation date. Our members choose their future. Whether your upcoming career is in public or private, in companies big or small, we create opportunities for you to excel. Student Membership Application

About Kari L. Natale:

Kari Natale joined ICPAS in January 2011 and is the Director of Planning and Governance and the Director of the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois. She is responsible for the governance activities and strategic direction of the Society, and for the management and administration of student engagement and diversity initiatives.

Prior to ICPAS, Kari worked for the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) in Chicago, IL. ACHE is an international professional society of more than 30,000 healthcare executives known for its educational programs, publications and FACHE credential. 

Kari received a master's of nonprofit management degree from DePaul University and a bachelor's degree in journalism from Eastern Illinois University. She earned her Certified Association Executive designation from the American Society of Association Executives and was named a Forty Under 40 Awardee by the Association Forum in 2016.  

Representative Contact Information:   
Illinois CPA Society
550 West Jackson Blvd, Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60661
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