Woman to Watch

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Lisa Burke, CPA

Senior Tax Manager | CBIZ MHM LLC

Since 2006, MOCPA and AICPA have partnered to honor outstanding women in the profession through the Women to Watch awards. This program highlights the accomplishments of women in the profession, and demonstrates to emerging female leaders that success is not out of reach.


In mapping out her current career phase, Lisa Burke had one goal in mind—to help guide and mentor others. Posted in her office for all to see is her cornerstone philosophy: “We rise by lifting others.”

Lisa is passionate about staff development and not-for-profit organizations, working as the leader of her office’s NFP practice. She serves on CBIZ’s national NFP editorial board and is a co-leader of the Kansas City office’s associate professional development program. Lisa has implemented initiatives that provide career advice to staff, facilitate relationship and team building, and provide soft skills and technical training. She teaches new manager orientation nationally to ensure emerging leaders from across the country have a successful transition into the next level of their careers.

Choosing to dedicate her career to NFP tax work, Lisa combines her love for being a CPA with a chance to give back to the community every day. She assists with fundraising events, volunteers, communicates best practices and serves as a resource whenever possible. Some of the local charitable organizations Lisa has worked with include Junior Achievement, Salvation Army and the Rose Brooks Domestic Violence Shelter.

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