Kristen Clark has been promoted to chief risk and administrative officer at New York-based Top 100 accounting and consulting firm The Bonadio Group.

In addition to her new responsibilities, Clark, partner at the firm’s Rochester office, will continue serving as partner in charge of professional excellence.

In her new role, Clark will oversee the day-to-day operations of human resources, facilities, and productivity as part of the enterprise team. She has been with The Bonadio Group for the past 26 years, providing financial audits, special project consulting and other professional engagements to tax-exempt, public authority, and healthcare organizations, as well as directing all of the firm’s education and quality initiatives. For the past three years, she has also served as a member of The Bonadio Group’s board of directors, which consists of nine firm partners.

Bob Enright, COO and leader of the enterprise team, will continue to be responsible for brand stewardship, strategic and market planning, competitive analysis, new product development and launch, website development, IT management, and all advertising and public relations activities.

“Kristen has had her hand on the pulse of the firm from a state-wide perspective for several years, and the decision to add more responsibilities to her plate was an easy one,” Enright said in a statement. “She is very well-respected among her peers at the firm, and in her new role, she will be able to leverage her relationships with Bonadio employees across the state to help us continue to grow and enhance the services we offer to our clients.”

“As we continue to move closer to becoming a top 50 accounting firm in the country, we have to understand the evolving needs of our clients,” stated The Bonadio Group CEO and managing partner Tom Bonadio. “Kristen’s new position is a logical step in that evolution, as she is one of our ‘home grown’ partners, having started with us right out of college. Her commitment to The Bonadio Group and eagerness to learn will help her to succeed in this new role for the firm.”

Clark, who received her B.S. degree in accounting from St. John Fisher College, is a fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, member of the American Institute of CPAs, and a member of the New York State Society of CPAs, where she is part of a statewide committee on peer reviews. A resident of Pittsford, N.Y., Clark was also honored with the Rochester Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award.

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