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Jared Cottrell






Background and Experience


As a Partner for Kennedy Cottrell Richards, Jared has responsibility for the management of a variety of services provided to the firm’s clients.  These services include financial statement audits and compilations, consulting projects, financial projections, account reconciliations, and agreed-upon procedures engagements.  The various types of clients Jared has served include:  State agencies, school districts, counties, cities, villages, townships, libraries, community improvement corporations, and financing authorities.


Before joining Kennedy Cottrell Richards Jared was an Audit Supervisor with the Office of the Auditor of State.  While with the Auditor of State’s office, Jared acquired extensive knowledge of internal control structures and was responsible for the supervision and management of a number of State agency audits.


Each year since 2003, Jared has presented an introductory governmental accounting course on behalf of the Ohio Government Finance Officers Association.  Jared also recently became a member of the AICPA’s faculty of teaching professionals.


School Degree, Professional Certifications, and Designations


Jared earned his BSBA degree in Accounting from the University of Toledo. He is licensed to practice as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Ohio.

Service to the Community


In 2007, Jared was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Government Finance Officers Association and in 2010, Jared was re-elected for a second 3-year term.  In addition, from 2003 to 2008, Jared served in varying capacities, including both Treasurer and President, for the Central Ohio Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants.  Jared is a member of the AICPA’s faculty of teaching professionals, instructing courses nationwide on various topics, including Governmental Accounting and Reporting, Governmental Auditing Standards, and the Single Audit Act.

Professional Affiliations


Jared is a member of the following professional organizations:


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Ohio Government Finance Officers Association
  • Association of Government Accountants