Governmental & Not-for-profit Assurance
Aria Bettinger’s career at KDP began in 2016 as an Associate in Audit, and she quickly rose through the ranks to become a Partner in 2021. Aria has developed a specialization in serving not-for-profit and governmental entities, with a wealth of experience working with a diverse range of organizations. Aria brings both technical expertise and practical understanding of the public sector domain to our Governmental and Not-for-Profit Assurance practice. She helps leaders of agencies increase organizational efficiency, improve reliability, reduce risk, maintain compliance, eliminate barriers, and empower the workforce. The perspective Aria brings facilitates a blend of deep functional expertise and broad government knowledge to identify new opportunities with a keen awareness of agency culture and history. She currently oversees many of our largest governmental and not-for-profit audits.
Aria graduated from the University of Washington in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy. She worked on a variety of small farms before moving to Southern Oregon in 2007. She returned to school to further her education and graduated with a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting in 2013. Upon graduation, Aria was offered a position within the Audit Department at Lithia Motors and worked there for over three years. She received her Certified Public Accountant certification from the Oregon Board of Accountancy in 2016, and joined KDP that same year.
Outside of work, Aria enjoys reading, gardening and spending time with her identical twin daughters and husband. Together they enjoy hiking, camping, and spending time with their pets.