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Michael A. Freedman, CPA

Founding Partner

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Michael A. Freedman, CPA is a founding partner of Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman CPAs. He is the former director of the firm’s audit department. Mr. Freedman has more than 40 years of experience in public accounting, which includes more than 12 years with KPMG. Throughout his career, he has specialized in auditing and accounting for nonprofit organizations.

Mr. Freedman’s expertise includes structuring of nonprofit organizations, internal control evaluation, government compliance auditing, financial management consulting and employee benefit plan auditing. In addition to developing his technical expertise, he has been involved in nonprofit management and remains active in other areas of the nonprofit community.

Because of his reputation and knowledge of best practices in nonprofit management, Mr. Freedman serves as a judge for the Center for Nonprofit Advancement/Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management. He travels extensively to Africa, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe and Russia where his time is spent in field offices auditing financial accounts, reviewing internal controls and consulting on procedures and recommendations for safeguarding clients’ assets.

He has written and presented seminars on the effect of Sarbanes-Oxley on nonprofit organizations, reporting requirements covered under FASBs 116 and 117, strategic planning, changes in fundraising regulations, IRS rules on lobbying and documentation of charitable gifts and the allowability of grant expenses.

Community Involvement
  • Board Member, Founding Board Member, Leadership Montgomery
  • Nonviolent Peaceforce
  • Board Member, the Telluride Adaptive Sports Program
  • Former Board Member, The Field School
  • Former Treasurer, Green Acres School
  • Former Treasurer, Potomac Conservancy
  • Former Treasurer, Center for Nonprofit Advancement
  • Past Recipient, Greater Washington Society of Association Executives’ Chairman’s Award