Who we are

Our staff consists of 20+ professionals and administrative support who are ready to help you with your audit, tax & accounting needs.

Jamie Denz, Founder & Principal

Jamie Denz, Founder & Principal

Jamie Denz

Jamie Denz is a founder and principal of Community Auditors of Cogden & Associates CPA, LLC. Jamie is a CPA that has more than 25 years of professional experience in auditing, accounting and business leadership. Jamie started her career as an auditor with KPMG and for the next 17 years continued her career with Baxter International, a publicly-traded medical manufacturer. She retired from Baxter in 2013 as the Finance VP/Corporate Assistant Controller. Once retired, she started volunteering for more nonprofit organizations and worked on the investment portfolio for the MSNBC TV show “The Profit”.  

One of Jamie’s current volunteer activities include working with the Red Cross finance organization. She provides finance services during times of a disaster and is also a liaison for Red Cross volunteers supporting the real estate and finance organization. 

Jamie graduated with an Accounting degree from Marquette University in 1992 and earned her MBA from University of Chicago in 2010. Jamie is a licensed CPA.


Mike Coglianese, Founder & Principal

Mike Coglianese, Founder & Principal

Michael Coglianese

Mike Coglianese is one of the founders and principals of Cogden and Associates CPA LLC. Mike is also the founder and principal of Michael Coglianese, CPA, P.C. which he started over 30 years ago. His vision is to provide exceptional accounting, tax and audit value to small companies and organizations. He realized there was a large gap in the financial service industry that too often put nonprofit organizations on the back-burner. His goal is to utilize his team’s vast skills and knowledge to better assist the nonprofit world, recognizing the value in providing for organizations who exist for the sole purpose of giving back to our communities.

Mike graduated from Purdue University in 1983 with a B.S. degree in Accounting.


Lisa Barber, Business Development

Lisa Barber, Business Development

Lisa barber

With a B.A. and M.A. in Communication, Lisa is utilizing over fifteen years of expertise to help bridge the gap between the financial and nonprofit worlds. Her professional experience includes working at various levels within the education arena, including teaching, course development, and admissions, acting as the Director of Communication at Tabor Hills Retirement Community in Naperville, IL, and working within the Chicago theatre community. Her unique perspective and compassion allows her to better guide nonprofit organizations through the financial process.