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Kristen Rampe, CPA


Kristen got into accounting the way most people did: She liked math. She joined the Big 4 out of college and held on for three enlightening years in audit. After finding the long-hours-lifestyle to be more than she was after, Kristen quit public accounting for the first time and ended up in industry at one of her clients.

18 months, and a fraud investigation later (no, not for her own acts!), she jumped back into public at a regional firm in San Francisco. This time she eased out of audit to help form a SOX compliance team from the ground up, and led a variety of intriguing and unique consulting projects.

Fast-forward seven years, she realized her strongest technical talents were those in the areas that were not considered "technical" as a public accountant; you know the ones: communication, client service, building great teams, etc. Kristen decided to use her strengths to bring these essential skills back to the industry she's known from the inside.

Her work now enables deeper client relationships, stronger team collaboration, and increased efficiency; all leading to higher profitability for CPA and professional services firms.  She loves what she does and welcomes the opportunity to work with people who value relationships and communication as a component of success.

Listen to an interview about Kristen's background and hobbies with comedian and recovering CPA, John Garrett, of the Green Apple Podcast.


Partial Client List



Other Loves

Art and design


Mumbai, Kerala, Goa, Beijing, Tokyo, Sydney,  Barranquilla, Paris, Strasbourg, Pont-Aven, Barcelona, Venice, Rome, Zadar, Luven, Stuttgart, Cardiff...

On Paper

Butler University
California CPA | CGMA
Frank, Rimerman

40 Under 40 | CPA Practice Advisor Woman to Watch | AICPA and CalCPA
Honorable mention in AccountingToday's Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting


San Francisco
Hobart, Tasmania



Junior Achievement volunteer
MICPA Woman-to-Watch awards review committee and Women's Initiatives task force
National Forest Foundation carbon offset donations
Stepping Stones Montessori School parent-volunteer


Identical twin-sons, currently seven years old and probably 20 feet high up in a tree as you read this.

Chief Husband Officer, an invaluable yet woefully underpaid position.

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I'd love to hear from you!

Kristen taught me that in order to succeed I needed to look outside the box and realize that a career is about more than having a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting and a CPA license. A career involves critical thinking, character and professionalism.
— Alita Eaton, Manager, Salesforce

Kristen has been featured in these and other publications - click for more details.

Kristen has been featured in these and other publications - click for more details.