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Kenton Klaus

  • Senior Instructor
  • School of Accountancy & MIS
  • (312) 362-8770
  • 1 E. Jackson Blvd.
    DePaul Center 6000
    Chicago, IL 60604​

Academic Degrees

MBA, International Business and Economics, University of Chicago, 1987
BS, Accounting, Driehaus College of Business, 1981


Certified Public Accountant, Illinois


Kent Klaus is a member of the faculty of the Driehaus College of Business at DePaul University. In addition to his full-time teaching responsibilities, he is also a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council and helps lead the Office of Student Success & Engagement within the School of Accountancy &​ MIS. The office has implemented a number of programs to support students, including an executive-in-residence program, a mentoring program for students, various career panels and classroom presentations by accounting executives. Klaus has also served on a number of other faculty committees at DePaul.

Klaus is a recently retired partner at Deloitte, where he was a leader of the Global Employer Services (GES) practice in Chicago. In addition to his client activities, Klaus oversaw the quality and risk management efforts for Deloitte’s GES practice and was a national technical resource to other practice personnel. Prior to joining Deloitte, Klaus was a partner in the Chicago-based firm Arthur Andersen.

Klaus serves on a number of nonprofit boards, including the Chicago chapter of Disability: IN, ADA 25 Advancing Leadership, CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois and Access Living. Klaus has served as an officer of most of these organizations, including past president of the CPA Endowment Fund.

Klaus also focuses on building a stronger community for people with disabilities. At Deloitte, he was the leader of the Firm’s Business Resource Group supporting employees with disabilities. He worked closely with the Deloitte Foundation to create endowed programs for students with disabilities at area universities. Klaus also inspired the creation of the Deloitte Foundation Scholarship for students with disabilities at DePaul. As a result of his commitment to people with disabilities, Klaus was the annual recipient of the Lester H. McKeever Jr. Advancing Diversity Award from the Illinois CPA Society.

Klaus has authored a number of articles on taxation, international human resources, compensation and benefit matters. He has also been quoted in a num​ber of publications, including the Wall Street Journal.