Katherine M. Patnaude

Partner, PKF O’Connor Davies LLP

Partner, PKF O’Connor Davies Advisory LLC

“Beyond the audit, I love helping my clients solve problems and implement the most recent accounting standards.”

Katherine Patnaude has over 12 years of experience in governmental auditing and accounting. She is responsible for providing audit, review, agreed-upon procedures and consulting services for a wide variety of municipal entities including cities, towns, boroughs and districts.

Katherine received national attention when she was one of 38 rising stars in the accounting profession to be selected to participate in the AICPA’s Leadership Academy for Young Professionals. Additionally, Katherine was awarded with the “New and Young Professionals to Watch” award in December 2014 as an emerging leader in the accounting profession in Connecticut.

Katherine is the Firm’s Team Representative for recruiting at Eastern Connecticut State University. She also contributes to the Firm’s Thought Leadership series, including articles on grant management and governmental auditing standards. In addition, her articles have been published by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Professional Affiliations & Civic Involvement

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
    • Governing Council – Member
    • Government Performance and Accountability Committee – Member
  • Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CTCPA)
    • Government Accounting and Auditing Committee – Member, Former Chair
    • Board of Directors (2019 – 2021)
    • Advisory Council(2015 – 2019)
  • Connecticut Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) – Member
  • Wethersfield Moms Group – Board Member and Treasurer



  • Certified Public Accountant (Connecticut)