Claire Baker, CPA

Claire Baker, CPA

AUDIT PRINCIPAL | Joined DOZ in 2008


Claire is an audit principal of Dauby O’Connor & Zaleski, LLC and has been specializing in the real estate industry since 2008. She has experience in the affordable housing arena, with focuses on properties that utilize Low Income Housing Tax Credits pursuant to IRC Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code, HUD financing and/or rental assistance, and Rural Economic and Community Development programs. Claire’s portfolio of clients includes not-for-profit corporations, multifamily housing developers, real estate limited partnerships, and property management organizations, among others.

Since joining this firm, Claire has prepared and reviewed numerous audits of limited liability companies, corporations, partnerships, and not-for-profit entities owning various real estate developments. These audits have been prepared for HUD, RD, and various debt and equity providers. She has also prepared and reviewed cost certifications and qualified contract pricing applications required by various state housing finance agencies in connection with LIHTC awards.

Claire stays current with the real estate industry and the continually changing regulatory environment by attending continuing education classes and conferences on an ongoing basis. These classes and conferences address the most current issues, including Low Income Housing Tax Credits, HUD audit guidelines, Government Auditing Standards, and Uniform Guidance. This education is sponsored by various organizations, including the Indiana CPA Society and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Claire Baker, CPA

B.S., Miami University – Oxford, Ohio

Professional Organizations
  • Member, Indiana CPA Society
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants