Deby MacLeod

CPA, CGMA | Shareholder


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 Single 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 international NGOs, private and community foundations, education entities, senior living communities, social services organizations

Proven Results

  • Performs financial statement audits, Single Audits, and financial statement reviews 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
  • Member, Humentum (formerly InsideNGO)
  • Member of Clark Nuber’s Technical Quality Control Team
  • Serves on various boards and audit committees

My Life by the Numbers


Countries visited


Miles ridden by bicycle in one day


Nieces and nephews


Autographs from the legendary '95-'96 Chicago Bulls