GRF CPAs & Advisors (GRF) is pleased to announce the firm has provided $150,000 to start 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.

The initiative’s goal is to help Smith School students learn and integrate AI-driven technologies that support data analysis, trading strategy, and risk management. These resources will prepare UMD business students to excel in both AI and capital markets and develop a highly desirable skill set that positions them to compete for top jobs in finance and accounting.

“We genuinely appreciate GRF CPAs & Advisors’ entrepreneurial endeavors in fostering the AI community at Maryland,” said Professor Sean Cao, Director of the AI Initiative. “Together, we aspire to establish ourselves as a national leader in this burgeoning field.”

“GRF’s strategic partnership with a leading academic institution like the Smith School is a first for our firm,” said Jackie Cardello, CPA, President and Managing Partner of GRF. “We are committed to making meaningful investments in the industry, including students pursuing a career in accounting. I hope other firms in finance and accounting will recognize this opportunity and join us to support the AI initiative.”

Read more about launch of the AI Initiative for Capital Market Research and the Robert H. Smith School of Business.

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 more than 40 years, the firm has supported the financial and operational success of for-profit and tax-exempt organizations locally, nationally, and around the world.

The firm is a member of CPAmerica, Inc., one of the largest associations of CPA firms in the United States. Our membership guarantees clients access to 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 two hundred independent firms in more than 130 countries.