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Carolyn J. D'Anna

CPA, Partner, Chief Human Resources Officer


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Professional Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, Scholars Institute Advisory Board
  • New York Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Seton Hall University Advisory Board

Carolyn D’Anna, CPA, Partner and Chief Human Resources Officer, has more than 20 years experience in the accounting industry. She is Co-Director of the Firm’s professional women’s program, WomenCAN: A Collaborative Advocacy Network, which addresses women’s personal and career objectives with diverse learning and development opportunities.

As leader of CohnReznick’s Human Resources team, she helps oversee the entire human resources function including staffing, compensation, budgeting, employee relations and performance management, for CohnReznick employees in 25 offices. Her key accomplishments include the efficient integration of employees from firms CohnReznick has combined practices with and the implementation of a Human Resources Information System (HRIS).

Due to her own accounting experience, Carolyn understands the issues specific to the industry, including recruiting talent in a competitive market and addressing the unique needs of women. CohnReznick is focused on its people and Carolyn has offered advice to businesses on this topic in articles she has authored. As a firm spokesperson, she has been quoted in several regional and national publications regarding human resources for accounting firms and the CohnReznick Professional Women’s Program. In 2012, she was named among New Jersey’s “Best Fifty Women” by NJBIZ.

Prior to her current role, Carolyn spent 15 years in the firm’s audit practice focusing in employee benefit plans. Her experience includes accounting, auditing, and financial management services in diverse industries such as manufacturing and distribution and financial services. She has also managed the audits of some of CohnReznick’s largest clients, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. This industry knowledge allows her to serve as a strategic partner and contribute to business strategy for firm-wide initiatives. Carolyn is on the academic accounting advisory board for Seton Hall University and is a member of Executive Women of New Jersey, and serves on the organization’s membership committee.


Education
B.B.A., Pace University

 

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