Sue Cipponeri graduated magna cum laude from California State University, Stanislaus in May 1986, obtaining a Bachelor of Science 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 Grant Thornton LLP 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. Since joining Kemper CPA Group LLP in January 1997, she has gained additional audit experience in the governmental, not-for-profit, and nonpublic company sectors, as well as with 401(k) audits.
During her twenty-four 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. Sue became a partner with Kemper CPA Group LLP in May of 2008. Sue has managed the audit and assurance jobs for the Modesto, California office since 2008.