Sue Cipponeri graduated magna cum laude from California State University, Stanislaus in May 1986, obtaining a bachelor of science degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting. Sue was a member of the Business Club while at Stanislaus, and she helped establish the Accounting Society, becoming its first president. She sat for and passed the Certified Public Accountant Exam in 1986 and became a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California in May of 1989.
Immediately after obtaining her degree, Sue began her career in the audit department of a large firm in Stockton, California. Her experience included audits of financial institutions, hospitals, not-for-profits, and school districts. At the time she left that firm in 1989, she was responsible for managing several large acute care hospital audits simultaneously. Since joining Kemper CPA Group LLP in January 1997, she has gained additional audit experience in the governmental, not-for-profit, and nonpublic companies sectors, as well as with 401(k) audits.
During her eleven years with Kemper CPA Group LLP, Sue has also gained experience with preparation of income tax returns for individuals, corporations, partnerships, trusts, and not-for-profit organizations. Since 2005, she has worked on a variety of business valuation jobs for gift and estate tax planning and partnership dissolution. Sue became a manager with Kemper CPA Group LLP in May of 2002. In addition to her responsibilities of managing the audit and assurance jobs for the Modesto, California office, Sue has been managing the majority of the larger audits and reviews for the Stockton, California office since 2006.
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- California Society of Certified Public Accountants
- National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts
- Member of Calvary Chapel of Modesto
- Treasurer of Stanislaus Family Justice Center Foundation, a center to benefit victims of abuse
- Treasurer of Cipponeri Family Foundation, established to provide scholarships to local high school and junior college students pursuing a medical career