Kelly Compton

Class Year





Compton Accounting

Current Information

Kelly Compton ’08 is a partner at Compton Accounting in Altona, Illinois

Key steps in her journey:

  • Audited country clubs for a Naperville, Illinois, CPA firm for six months upon Monmouth graduation.
  • Started at Compton Accounting in January 2009 as staff accountant
  • Earned credentials
    • Enrolled Agent (EA) 2012
    • Accredited Business Accountant/Advisor (ABA) 2015
    • Accredited Tax Preparer (ATP) 2017

Kelly’s advice for students:

“Once you have learned your tasks at your job, look at them from a different angle. See if there is a different/better way to do your work. I’ve implemented different technology pieces to help our processes and to keep up with the rest of the world!

“Encourage others — it creates a great work environment. Working well with others is recognized by management.”