Rachel Burrow

Rachel Burrow


Senior Audit Manager

Phone: 608.793.3114
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About Rachel

Rachel Burrow joined Hawkins Ash CPAs in 2018. As a Senior Audit Manager in the firm’s La Crosse, WI, office, she provides audit services for commercial entities, nonprofit organizations and employee benefit plans.

“The best part about working as an auditor is really getting to know my clients. I enjoy getting a better understanding of their organizations and businesses so that I can provide valuable suggestions to help make them better.”

Rachel Burrow, CPA

Areas of Focus

Commercial Audits

Employee Benefit Plan Audits

Nonprofit Audits


Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Master of Professional Accountancy, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Community Organizations

Girl Scouts of Wisconsin – Badgerland, Finance Committee Member

La Crosse Area Crime Stoppers, Treasurer

Recent Posts by Rachel

How To Manage A Non Profit Organization Investment Portfolio

How to Manage a Non-Profit Organization Investment Portfolio

Having an investment portfolio is one way non-profit organizations can accept gifts from donors and access cash flow and produce
Form 5500 Significant Changes For 2023 And Beyond

Form 5500: Significant Changes for 2023 and Beyond

The Form 5500, Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan, is an informational return used to report on employee benefit plans
related parties and parties-in-interest

Related Parties and Parties-In-Interest: A Guide for Employee Benefit Plan Sponsors

Every year during your annual audit, your auditor asks you to identify any related parties and parties-in-interest. This article describes
Current Expected Credit Loss

Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL)

ASU No. 2016-13 – Financial Instruments – Credit Losses, will be effective for entities with reporting years beginning after December
Audit Findings

3 Common Audit Findings and How to Avoid Them

Another audit season for employee benefit plans has come to a close. To provide some insight on potential issues that
Employee Compensation Payment Requirements: Reduce Annual Auditor Findings

Employee Compensation Payment Requirements: Reduce Annual Auditor Findings

The employee compensation payment requirements are one of the areas tested during the annual fiscal and internal control practices procedures
COVID-19 Assistance

COVID-19 Related Assistance Reminders

PPP Loans Don’t forget to file for your PPP loan forgiveness. A borrower can apply for forgiveness once all loan
Selecting a TPA

Cybersecurity – What to Consider When Selecting a TPA

Plan fiduciaries are tasked with many responsibilities like selecting the best third party administrator (TPA) for the Plan. TPAs could
Online Giving

Online Giving: Key Internal Control Considerations for Nonprofit Organizations

Accepting online donations can be a great way for nonprofit organizations to grow their donor participation and tap into geographic