Below are statements from clients (and some former clients) about their experiences working with GRF CPAs & Advisors. To learn more about groups that have worked with a particular partner, visit the partners’ bio pages in the Leadership Team section.
Growing from an organization with an annual budget of under 1 million to an over 4 million annual budget in less than 5 years has been an occasionally challenging trajectory to navigate and there was no better auditing team to have by our side than Walt Derengowski and GRF.
The team at GRF has been an invaluable resource as I’ve launched, grown and succeeded with my business. David Graling is a consummate professional who is quick to respond to questions with thoughtful and insightful answers. And when he doesn’t know, someone else at GRF does — and they’re ready to help.
We’ve partnered with GRF for several years. Our GRF team does not just play “gotcha” regarding internal controls and financial statements presentations. They are true thought partners who work with our accounting team to help us become a best-in-class department. I appreciate that Alejandra Jensen, and Ricardo Trujillo are not just technically competent auditors, but are also very relatable and personable professionals. All of it matters when trying to pair up with the firm that fits best!
We have worked with GRF for over a decade. Not only are they a valuable resource during the year as questions come up, but they also do a great job of institutionalizing knowledge from engagement to engagement, so we don’t get asked the same questions each year. We’ve had a seamless transition with them to remote audits and appreciate their focus on customer service and practical solutions.
The Himalayan Cataract Project engaged GRF and Walt Derengowski as our auditors and tax preparers at a time when HCP was growing significantly. We sought out a firm that would not only provide a strong review of our business and accounting practices but one we could rely on to help us improve. Walt and his team were consummate professionals and continue to be exceptional resources as we expand globally with more robust systems. We would not hesitate to recommend Walt and GRF to other non-profit organizations like ours.
AUVSI has had a relationship with the firm of Gelman, Rosenberg and Freedman (now GRF CPAs & Advisors), and specifically Jim Larson, for (several) years. GRF was selected to perform auditing services after reviewing proposals from several other accounting firms. We have never regretted that decision.
When I joined as COO, WomenHeart was experiencing some issues with their accounting firm. I immediately knew who to turn to because prior to that, I had the pleasure of working with Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman (now GRF CPAs & Advisors) when I was Executive Director of another mid-size nonprofit.
Walt Derengowski and his team are very professional, thorough, proficient, and knowledgeable. They take time to explain matters that may be unclear and they were very flexible in scheduling. Also noteworthy is the fact that they very quickly grasped the nature of the work that we do.
Jenn McCahill and her team at Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman (now GRF CPAs & Advisors) represent true professionals. She ensures the audit engagement is completed within budget and on time, presents timely financial statements, and is always available to answer our questions. I trust her expertise and often turn to her for advice.
Trevor Williams has been a key asset for IHEP throughout the audit process. He is clearly dedicated to his work, as he often goes above and beyond, making sure to take the time to truly understand our organization in order to provide excellent guidance from planning to field work.
The accounting firm of Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman (now GRF CPAs & Advisors) has consistently provided the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) with superior services. The team, led by partner Terri McKnight, is knowledgeable about the nuances of the nonprofit industry, as well as attentive and thorough in their responses to any questions and concerns.
Gelman, Rosenberg and Freedman (now GRF CPAs & Advisors) have performed the audit for Strathmore Hall Foundation, Inc. for the past three years, and each time our audits have been run smoothly, timely, and efficiently. Terri McKnight and her team are always friendly, thoughtful communicators and have been a pleasure to work with.
Jenn McCahill and her team at Gelman, Rosenberg, & Freedman are experts in the nonprofit accounting field. Jenn in particular is an invaluable resource; her knowledge of the nonprofit world is an essential resource for us. She responds quickly and with great thoughtfulness to questions, offering concise and valuable recommendations.
The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) selected Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman (now GRF CPAs & Advisors) in 1996 because we knew that the firm is well-versed in the business of nonprofits that work internationally. Since the beginning, we have worked exclusively with Bob Albrecht. Bob clearly understands our mission and believes in it.