Kari began her career in higher education teaching introductory accounting and economics courses at the University of Iowa. Kari worked for KPMG in Chicago and Des Moines as an auditor in the manufacturing sector, before relocating to Columbia with her husband and son to pursue a career in teaching.
She began teaching the Introduction to Federal Income Taxation course at MU in 2010, and has taught Introduction to Accounting, Financial Accounting Concepts, Cost Accounting, Governmental Accounting, and Intermediate Financial Accounting at Missouri in the years following. Kari also works as a job coach to students involved with business internships through MU’s Professional Development Program. Professor Gingrich enjoys the opportunity to work closely with students from the Trulaske College of Business as they enter their working lives.
Kari is a licensed CPA in the state of Missouri and serves as CEO and Board Treasurer for The Language Tree, a language immersion school in Columbia. She has three children, and her husband Mark Gingrich, also a CPA, is a partner at Williams-Keepers in Columbia.