Kaitlyn Cook is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Fraud Examiner and the Tax Manager at Hilburn & Lein, CPAs, a full-service accounting firm in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kaitlyn shares responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the tax department and brings to her position innovative tax planning strategies for both the individual and corporate client. Kaitlyn started her career at a regional multidisciplinary accounting firm, where she had the opportunity to learn from industry leaders and gained extensive knowledge of tax compliance intricacies and tax planning best practices. She has years of experience providing planning, consulting and expertise to high net-worth individuals, small to mid-size businesses, fiduciary, and non-profit clients.
Born and raised in Ohio, Kaitlyn received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Mount Union and a Master of Accounting degree, with a concentration in Forensic Accounting, from Ohio Northern University. After graduation, she became very active in her local community: volunteering with Junior Achievement, teaching financial literacy to underprivileged elementary students, and serving as President of her local Rotary Club. Fulfilling a lifelong passion for education, Kaitlyn returned to her Mount Union alma mater to serve as an adjunct faculty member. She instructed courses in Auditing, Financial and Managerial Accounting from 2016 until her relocation to Las Vegas, in the Spring of 2020. In addition to her work with the University, Kaitlyn has instructed numerous Ohio Society of CPAs CPE courses, client seminars, and annual tax best practice trainings for a renown heating supply company.
Kaitlyn enjoys spending her free time participating in the performing arts. She spent her teenage years traveling the country in a song and dance troupe, most notably, a featured performer for the 70th commemoration of Pearl Harbor in Oahu, Hawaii. When she isn’t searching for a dance studio or a place to karaoke, Kaitlyn enjoys being active, interior design and cheering for the Miami Dolphins. She hopes to continue her commitment to “Service Above Self” with a local Rotary Club and is excited for her future here at Hilburn & Lein, CPAs. Kaitlyn currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada with her beau Kyle, dog, and two cats.