Deby MacLeod

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From a safari in Kenya, to a sojourn on the Amazon River, to many trips to the south of France, Deby has logged enough frequent flier miles to circle the globe several times over.

Yet despite all of that time spent in the air, she remains firmly grounded. She’s a devotee of daily learning and enjoys applying newfound knowledge to her not-for-profit clients. Whether it’s performing A-133 audits or consulting on how to fortify internal controls, Deby brings fresh energy and focus to help her clients succeed in their missions. When she’s not helping her clients or trotting around the globe, Deby’s still mobile: she also runs (a lot) and twists herself into yoga positions. We have a hard time keeping up with this Chicago-born gal. Oh, and speaking of Chicago – those Bulls autographs? They’re just from some guys named Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman.

Practice Emphasis

  • Not-for-profit organizations, including schools and universities, international organizations, foundations, retirement communities, research institutes, and social services agencies

Proven Results

  • Performs financial statement and A-133 Single audits, financial statement reviews, and tax returns for not-for-profit organizations.
  • Consults with organizations to evaluate and strengthen their internal control systems and policies, particularly for organizations with international field offices.
  • Partners with private foundations to perform pre-grant financial review and evaluation of prospective grantees to improve grant-making effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Proficient user of the firm’s data extraction software, formerly assisted clients in identifying internal control weaknesses, potential fraud indicators, and other unusual activity.
  • Participates on Clark Nuber’s Technical Quality Control team, which evaluates and implements new accounting and audit pronouncements. This process helps keep clients well informed and ahead of the technical issues curve.


  • Seattle University, B.A. in Business Administration, Summa Cum Laude, concentration in Accounting


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Society of Women Accountants
  • Member of Clark Nuber’s Technical Quality Control Team

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