Curtis Coonrod, CPA
Mr. Coonrod is a certified public accountant whose practice involves services to Indiana local governmental financial management. His work involves helping clients understand and deal with the regulatory framework within which local government operates in Indiana.
His clients are Indiana municipalities, counties, and townships. His work includes budgeting and planning for these entities.
Mr. Coonrod was elected County Auditor of Marion County in 1986 and served until 1990. He also served two terms on the City-County Council and was chairman of its administration and finance committee. Previously he served as assistant national director of governmental accounting and auditing for a national accounting firm.
While with the national firm, Mr. Coonrod advised other accountants on the preparation and auditing of government financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). He prepared or advised on the preparation of dozens of comprehensive annual financial reports (CAFR’s). He wrote the government auditing manual for the firm.
He is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association Special Review Committee, with responsibility for reviewing CAFR’s prepared by others and determining whether these CAFR’s will be awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.
During his term as County Auditor, his office published CAFR’s each year, all of which were awarded the Certificate of Achievement.
He is a member of the Government Finance Officers’ Association, the Association of Indiana Counties and the Indiana Township Association.
He is a coauthor of Government Accounting and Financial Reporting, published by Warren, Gorham, and Lamont and has had his work published in the national Journal of Accountancy.
He has presented seminars on local government fiscal matters to the Government Finance Officers Association and the Association of Indiana Counties, Indiana Township Association, and the Indiana League of Clerk Treasurers. He has taught accounting at the University of Indianapolis and Marian College.
Mr. Coonrod is a native of Lafayette, Indiana, and has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Indiana University.
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