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James M. Larson, CPA

Audit Partner (Nonprofit / Government Contractors)

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James M. Larson, CPA is an audit partner with Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman CPAs. He has worked in accounting since 1986, including exclusively providing audit and financial management solutions to nonprofit entities since 1996.

Mr. Larson is responsible for planning, budgeting and directing audits, managing staff teams, and interacting with management and board members to communicate management comments, audit findings and specific issues, including improvements in accounting and operating systems, and systems of internal control. He also travels to Africa, Asia and Europe for GRF’s international NGO clients.

Mr. Larson’s experience in the private sector provided him with hands-on experience implementing accounting and internal control procedures, preparing budgets and financial forecasts, and consulting on investment decisions and employee benefit plans.

In September 2015, Mr. Larson co-presented a webinar on OMB Grant Reform: 2 CFR 200 ‘Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards’ for an audience of over 100 individuals, to highlight updates made to federal compliance regulations related to Title 2 U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance). He previously co-presented on the same subject in March 2015.

Mr. Larson has also presented at events such as the American Society of Association Executives’ Key Professional Associations Committee, authored articles in industry publications on key issues that impact nonprofits and demonstrated his leadership in the nonprofit community through current participation on the board of the Mill Creek Towne Swim Association and as a former board member of Mentors, Inc. He is a past member of the American Society of Association Executives’ (ASAE) Finance & Business Operations Section Council.

  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting and Finance, Florida State University

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA)
  • Greater Washington Society of CPAs (GWSCPA)
  • Maryland Association of CPAs (MACPA)

Community Involvement
  • Board of Directors, Mill Creek Towne Swim Association
  • Former Member, ASAE’s Finance & Business Operations Section Council
  • Former Board Member, Mentors, Inc.

“We chose Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman from a pool of applicants because they impressed us with their knowledge and awareness of issues facing our organization.”

Darla Mecham |  Vice President-Finance
International Center for Not-for-Profit Law