Kate Balog, MBA, CMA

Ms. Kate Balog is a Principal of the Certified Public Accounting Firm of Balog+Tamburri, LLC, providing educational and consultative services to the business community. She has overall responsibility for the management of the Firms financial operations, information technology activities, and the performance and management of consulting engagements in the areas of Forensic Accounting, Professional Controller Services , and Product Cost System Development.

Management Consulting Experience

As an internationally known consultant, Ms. Balog specializes in the areas of corporate cost management, Activity-Based Cost system development, treasury functions, Strategic Financial Management, Sick Business Recovery Services and Forensic Accounting. She is also a recognized authority in the design, development, and control of application systems for a wide range of platforms and architectures. Her expertise includes benefit accounting, product costing, foreign investment and exchange, the strategic and tactical applications of information technology, and strategic financial management.

She has successfully completed numerous domestic and international consulting engagements in the areas of Cost Management, Cost System Development and Operational Auditing. A partial listing of her domestic clients includes: Access Communications, Inc., ABB, Fed Ex, The United States Postal Service, Dalen Products, Inc., Powdertech, Inc., Wal-Mart, Buckman Laboratories, Balchem Corp, and Hamm & Barry, Attorneys At Law. Ms. Robbins international clients include The National Bank of Greece, Pamukbank in Türkiye, The National Electric Company of Italy (ENEL), and Air Products PLC.

Professional Development Experience

Ms. Balog has developed and delivered On-Site professional development programs for such organizations as Fed Ex Corp., Entact Ventures, Inc., Times-Mirror Corporation, The FDIC, The Inter-American Development Bank, The Inter-American Development Corporation, The United States Customs Service, ABB, Air Products and Chemicals, Wal-Mart, Inc., The Metropolitan Insurance Company, Wal-Mart, Buckman Laboratories, Balchem Corp. and NASDAQ.

Ms. Balog is a member of the University of North Florida Faculty, serving in their Continuing Education Division.

Background and Qualifications

Ms Balog is currently the President of The ARC Consulting Goup Inc, a multifaceted educational, training and consulting firm. Prior to joining the firm in 2011, Ms. Robbins served as Chief Financial Officer for an international manufacturing company with operations in both the United States and Japan. As an officer of the company, she was accountable for the fiscal management of the organization. In this position, Ms. Robbins developed the cost management systems for this multi-national manufacturing organization. Ms. Robbins also served as Corporate Controller and Cost Accounting Manager for several manufacturing companies in the Greater Chicago area. Ms. Robbins holds a B. S. with honors in accounting and finance from Indiana University,. She earned her MBA in Corporate Finance from Purdue University.

Professional Recognition

Ms. Balog has contributed to a number of published journals and reference guides in the areas of fiscal management, internal controls, internal audit. She has assisted in the development of several financial management and internal audit professional development programs including The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, The American Management Association, The Institute of Internal Auditors, and The Institute of Management Accountants,. She is listed in Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in American Finance, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in the World. Ms. Robbins is a Certified Public Accountant, and a Certified Management Accountant.