Kate Burian

Senior Manager

Kate Burian, CPA, CFE, has over 11 years of experience in public accounting, with a specialization in white collar investigations and consulting services for government and school entities. At Sikich, Kate works in forensic investigations for clients in a variety of industries.

Her prior experience includes providing audit and attestation services to not-for-profits and affordable housing organizations. This includes work under Government Auditing Standards (Yellow Book), Uniform Guidance for Single Audits, and reporting and compliance under HUD and state/local organizations.

Kate has served on the Board of Directors for the Chicago chapter of Step Up, a national not-for-profit mentoring organization, as well as a firm ambassador and committee member for the Illinois CPA Society.


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Illinois CPA Society, Co-Chair of the Young Professionals Group and Firm Ambassador
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • Step Up, Committee Member and Board Alum
  • World Business Chicago, Economic Growth Fellow Alum

Education & Certifications 

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Master of Science in Accounting, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

Kate Burian's Areas Of Expertise