Keely Gohl, CPA, CGMA, obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Accountancy from the University of Denver. The first 14 years of her career were with KPMG — 11 years in the audit practice and 3 years in the national industry learning and development office.
Keely decided to use her experience to give back to organizations who had helped her along the way. She served the University of Denver College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences as the director of budget and planning from 2012 to 2016. She then served the Denver Dumb Friends League as controller from 2016 to 2018. She went on to serve as the director of finance and administration for a local church that also ran a pre-K through 8th school.
Her service in not-for-profits helped her to realize that many organizations need the expertise of a CPA but do not always have the resources they need to employ one full-time. This led her to form her own consulting business, Favor Financial LLC, to help organizations with that expertise. This has also allowed her time to re-engage in executive education — which she loves! She is currently developing and instructing executive education courses for the Colorado Society of CPAs and the University of Denver Daniels College of Business.