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Rolake Adedara

CPA | Assurance Manager

As an Assurance Manager at Cray Kaiser, Rolake leads assurance engagements such as compilations, reviews, and audits. She works to add value to clients’ businesses by offering solutions that improve profitability and internal processes. Rolake also contributes her time to training staff, helping them learn in practical ways, and enabling them to grow in their career at Cray Kaiser.

When Rolake joined the Cray Kaiser team in 2021, she brought with her 20 years of experience in public accounting. Her career began with PwC, and then with other mid-size firms (including RSM US). There, she performed several attestation, tax, and consulting engagements. Rolake also had a brief stint as a Controller.

Rolake believes that accounting, auditing, and client service is not just about the projects or the numbers, but about building relationships and fostering growth. She aims to be there for clients when they need her the most, gaining an in-depth understanding of their operations and how she can contribute to their successes. She is also passionate about building relationships with her teammates. The energy and excitement at the firm and how the team looks out for the success of one another is something that motivates her each day.

Rolake’s goal is to be a trusted advisor to her clients and become known as their go-to person on new accounting standards, economical changes and tax laws.

Community: Rolake earned her B.Sc. in Accounting from the University of Lagos in Nigeria. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS).

The Lighter Side

On the weekends: Rolake enjoys spending time with her family, reading, cooking and serving in her local church.
Family Bond: Tope has been Rolake’s husband for more than 20 years! They have two children: a son, Tobi, who is currently a student and football player at Dartmouth College, and a daughter, Dara, who is currently a student at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. So, Rolake is always figuring out time zones between the East Coast, West Coast and Midwest!
Grab a mic: Rolake loves to sing!
On the bookshelf: You’ll find investigative, mystery and motivational books.
Let’s play ball: Rolake is a self-described sports fanatic! She’s a fan of football, soccer, and basketball.