Partner, Westchester, IL
Rose Doherty, CPA, is a Partner in the Chicago office of Legacy Professionals LLP. As the head of Legacy's Nonprofit Practice Group, Rose specializes in accounting and auditing services for not-for-profits, including associations and charitable organizations. She consults with clients on accounting, auditing, and reporting matters, and advises on organizational and operational challenges as well.
Rose is a frequent speaker and author on nonprofit topics. Her most recent presentations have included Implementing the New Financial Statement Standard, Ask the Experts at the Illinois CPA Society Not-for-Profit Conference, Fraud Prevention, Internal Controls, UPMIFA, Form 990, and Finance and Audit Committee Responsibilities. She is the editor of Legacy Advisor, Not-For-Profit Organizations.
Rose is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois CPA Society, where she currently serves on the Nonprofit Committee. She is also member of the ICPAS Legislative Contact Program. She has served on the Board of the ICPAS where she was Chairperson of the Audit Committee. She has also served as Chairperson of the ICPAS' Nonprofit Organizations' Roundtable Subcommittee. Rose earned the ICPAS Distinguished Service Award for her significant contributions to the Nonprofit Organizations Committee. Rose was named to the inaugural list of Crain's 2017 Most Influential Women Accountants in Chicago.
Rose serves on the Board of Directors of the Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago and is their First Vice President for 2019. She is an appointed member of the Illinois Attorney General's Charitable Advisory Council. She is a member of Association Forum of Chicagoland. She is a past member of the Board of Directors of the AMA (American Medical Association) Foundation and the past Chair of its Audit Committee. She is also a past President of the Lupus Foundation of America - Illinois Chapter.
B.S. in Accounting, 1983; DePaul University
M.B.A. in Finance, 1991; Rosary College (now known as Dominican University)
Spending time with family, golfing, and running
Rose can be contacted at 312-384-4223 or at firstname.lastname@example.org