Chris Gent, CPA, CISA

Partner, Elgin


Chris is a Client Advisory Services Partner with over 13 years of public accounting experience. He has extensive experience providing assurance services to clients in the manufacturing, construction, and not-for-profit industries.

In 2019, Chris moved from the Assurance practice to the Accounting and Consulting Services practice at PKF Mueller. In this role, he provides CFO, controllership and outsourced accounting services to clients among multiple industries. Many of his current clients are well-established foreign corporations and technology startups looking to expand operations into the U.S. market.

Chris’ background in Assurance provides him with a firm grasp of the rapidly changing generally accepted accounting principles for both U.S. GAAP and IFRS reporting.

Chris’ engagement experience as a member of PKF Mueller includes:

• CFO and controllership accounting and consulting services
• Financial forecasting and modeling
• Financial statement audits, reviews and compilations
• Due diligence engagement for mergers and acquisitions
• Service Organization Controls (SOC 1 and SOC 2) examinations (formerly SAS 70)
• Internal control reviews and assessments

Education & Certifications

  • B.S. in Accounting, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, 2009
  • Licensed Certified Public Accountant, Illinois, 2011
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), 2016

Professional & Civic Organizations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Member
  • Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS) Member
  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)