Partnership with the University of Maryland AI Initiative


GRF is investing in the Future of Accounting

In 2023, GRF provided seed funding for the University of Maryland (UMD) Smith School of Business’ Artificial Intelligence (AI) Initiative for Capital Market Research. The move aligns with GRF’s recent investments in innovative technologies, including AI, which automate and enhance accounting processes for client engagements. With this commitment, GRF is entering into a strategic partnership to support cutting edge research that will advance the accounting profession.

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The Smith AI Initiative for Capital Market Research


Led by Director and Co-founder of the AI Initiative for Capital Market Research, Sean Cao, PhD, the AI Initiative has two primary objectives.

1. Knowledge transfer from academic AI research to industry applications, and

2. Train talent for AI expertise with domain-specific data and industry demand.

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Contact Us

Contact us with questions about GRF’s partnership with the Smith AI Initiative for Capital Market Research.

Jacqueline Cardello, CPA

President and Managing Partner

Jennifer McCahill, CPA

Partner, Audit