Manager Profile: Jill Cohen
Jill Cohen is a Senior Audit Manager for WNDE’s Financial Reporting and Consulting Division. In this role, she manages audits, reviews and compilations. She assists with audits of clients in the fields of manufacturing, distribution, retail, restaurants, trusts and nonprofit. Jill also audits 401(k) plans and provides agreed upon procedures and consulting services and interim controller services.
Jill began working for WNDE as an intern in 1993. She left the firm for two years to work as a controller in the restaurant industry. She also worked as a bookkeeper in the publishing industry.
She said, “I enjoy working for WNDE because I love the dynamics of all the different types of clients that I have and industries in which I work, as well as overcoming the challenges involved in correcting and preparing client financial statements. I also appreciate the work/life balance mentality that the firm promotes.”
Jill was born in Whittier and grew up in Huntington Beach. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Cal State Fullerton. Jill chose the accounting field because “before I even knew what debits and credits were, my mother had me assist with the books of her home-based business. I really enjoyed it and pursued it in college.”
She is a member of the AICPA and CalCPA. She is also a member of the Orange County Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi.
Jill is married with two children. She lives in Yorba Linda. Outside of work, she said, “I mostly spend my time shuttling my kids to school and sports activities (tennis and baseball). I enjoy reading, relaxing at home and spending time with family.”