GRF CPAs & Advisors (GRF), a leading provider of audit, accounting, tax, and advisory services worldwide, is pleased to announce that it has promoted Jim Norton, CPA to Principal. Mr. Norton joined the firm in January 2021 as a senior manager to lead GRF’s Accounting Technology Services (ATS) practice. ATS provides customized accounting technology solutions that improve productivity and provide real-time visibility into business performance.
Leveraging the latest accounting technology, Mr. Norton and his team provide clients with creative, best-in-class solutions to improve existing accounting processes for transparency and efficiency. Mr. Norton and his team guide clients through their digital transformation journey, empowering remote and hybrid teams and supporting the increasingly complex reporting needs of leadership. A Sage Intacct VAR partner, GRF is a leader in designing and implementing cloud accounting solutions for nonprofit organizations, professional services firms, government contractors, and other small-to-medium sized businesses.
“With so many organizations working remotely (or adopting a hybrid model), digital transformation is no longer an option,” said Jackie Cardello, CPA, President and Managing Partner. “Under Jim’s leadership, GRF offers clients proven cloud-based tools and the end-user experience needed to successfully implement accounting solutions that support high-performing teams.”
Mr. Norton began his career in public accounting, working on both financial statement audits and individual and business tax filings. While working in public accounting, he developed a strong affinity for nonprofit organizations focusing on them exclusively for six years. Later, Mr. Norton transitioned to leading the nonprofit practice and technology division for an outsourced accounting company in New York City. Mr. Norton has also held a variety of nonprofit leadership roles ranging from Financial Lead for Meals on Wheels and Interpreting Services programs, to CFO of a large regional Chamber of Commerce.
About GRF CPAs & Advisors
Headquartered in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region, GRF CPAs & Advisors (GRF) is a full-service professional services firm providing clients with accounting, tax, and advisory solutions. For over 40 years, the firm has supported the financial and operational success of for-profit and tax-exempt organizations locally, nationally, and around the world.
GRF is consistently recognized among Inside Public Accounting’s Top 200 Firms, Accounting Today’s Best Accounting Firms to Work For, and the Washington Business Journal’s Top 25 Accounting Firms. In 2021, Accounting Today also honored the firm among their Firms to Watch and Top Firms in the Capital Region.
GRF is a member of CPAmerica, Inc., one of the largest associations of CPA firms in the United States. Our membership in CPAmerica provides clients with the expertise and resources of more than 4,000 accounting and advisory professionals at 78 member firms throughout the country. CPAmerica is a member of Crowe Global, providing our firm with access to the eighth largest accounting network in the world with over 200 independent firms in more than 130 countries.