Denise McKnight

Denise McKnight

CPA, Partner

2000 Market Street
Suite 500
Philadelphia, PA 19103
p 267.886.1116
f  215.496.9604

Denise McKnight, a partner at Friedman LLP, has over 20 years of experience in public accounting. With expertise in accounting and taxation, Denise takes a hands on approach emphasizing continuous communication to keep clients abreast of new tax laws and accounting regulations as they emerge. She provides accounting, auditing and tax services to clients in a range of industries, including professional service corporations, distribution and manufacturing companies, precious metals refiners and not-for-profit organizations, among others.


Denise best serves clients by focusing on their central concerns as defined by their industry, business goals or immediate financial challenges. Whether working on behalf of commercial or nonprofit clients, she helps organizations in virtually every sector meet strict tax and reporting requirements and combines business strategy with industry-specific insights to help clients achieve their growth goals.

Her expertise includes:

  • Building and maintaining strong client relationships through proactive and continuous communication
  • Preparing financial reports with multi-entity financial structures
  • Directing accounting and auditing engagements, including conducting OMB Uniform Guidance audits for not-for-profit and healthcare clients
  • Researching and leading trainings and events on emergent issues
  • Supportive Older Women’s Network (SOWN), Board Treasurer, Finance Committee Chairperson
  • Girls on the Run Philadelphia, Finance Committee member
  • Girls on the Run Philadelphia, Former Board Vice-Chairperson
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • 2014 Philadelphia Business Journal “40 Under 40″ honoree
  • 2016 “Women to Watch” by Philly Biz Magazine Honoree