Schroeder, Jean

Jean M. Schroeder


Partner Audit Department

Service Expertise
Industry Expertise
Support Team
  • Wendy Perkins (605) 716-0719

Jean’s passion is in developing strong relationships and using her expertise to make a positive impact on every client. As an audit partner, she has over 25 years of experience helping organizations of all types and sizes. However, her main focus is on nonprofit organizations and financial institutions. Her audit approach blends technical accuracy with practical solutions. Jean also manages the firm’s tax-exempt division, where she assists nonprofits in obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status, including filing of Form 990’s.

Jean is also in charge of quality control for the audit department. She ensures that all regulations are followed, monitors new accounting and auditing standards, leads implementation and research efforts both internally and for clients, and teaches internal and external seminars. She strives for transparency and practicality as she sorts through the complexities inherent in technical regulations.


  • University of South Dakota

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
    • Past – Joint Trial Board and Council Member
    • Current – subcommittee of the Joint Ethics Enforcement Committee
  • South Dakota CPA Society
    • Past President


  • Leadership Rapid City
  • Dale Carnegie


Jean grew up on the east side of South Dakota and is a University of South Dakota graduate – go Yotes! Rapid City has been her home since 1994 and she can’t see herself living anywhere else. Although she was never one to play sports (she was a cheerleader in high school), she is a huge baseball fan and would love to visit every MLB ballpark. Jean and her husband, Noel, have four grown kids who all live in different states, so many of their travels revolve around family. They love vacationing and would do it full-time if they could!

Jean’s favorite evening pastime is settling in with a good book or movie and a glass of wine. She enjoys long walks, soaking in the sunshine, adding birds to her life list, playing card and board games, chocolate, and ice cream. If she could ever win the lottery, Jean would start a charitable foundation and support all the causes that are near and dear to her heart!

Jean's Latest Posts

KT Insights
February 16, 2021

Full Steam Ahead!

What picture enters your mind when you hear “Full Steam Ahead!”?  Is it a group of people racing toward a finis...
KT Insights
September 03, 2020

Nonprofit Accounting for PPP and EIDL Funds

You survived the initial business closures associated with COVID-19 and were lucky enough to obtain Paycheck Protect...
KT Insights
March 30, 2020

COVID-19 Updates for NonProfits

Hello Nonprofit Friends!  We want you to know we are ready to help as you face the challenge of keeping emp...