December 1, 2022, Bethesda, MD – GRF CPAs & Advisors (GRF), an Inside Public Accounting (IPA) Top 125 Public Accounting Firm and Accounting Today Regional Leader, is pleased to announce that Susan Colladay, CPA, has joined the firm as a partner in the audit services practice. With 30 years working in the nonprofit industry and 25 years in public accounting, Ms. Colladay is a welcome addition to GRF’s deep bench of nonprofit expertise.
Ms. Colladay is joining GRF during a period of significant growth for the firm. “Susan was drawn to GRF because she is also committed to serving the needs of the nonprofit community,” said Amy Boland, CPA, Partner and Director of Audit Services. “GRF is one of only a few Washington-DC based accounting firms that provides a broad range of professional services under one umbrella for tax-exempt organizations. The addition of Susan to our team is a significant benefit for our clients.”
“Susan is a respected professional in the industry who is well-known for her extraordinary work with tax-exempt organizations,” said Jackie Cardello, CPA, President and Managing Partner. “She is a great fit for GRF given our nonprofit legacy of serving nonprofits and associations throughout the United States and around the world.”
Ms. Colladay has served as the lead partner on the audits of trade associations, professional membership societies, arts and humanities nonprofits, advocacy organizations, and grant-making foundations. Her depth of nonprofit experience includes audits of federal award programs and employee benefit plans, integrated audits of internal control and financial statements, and agreed-upon procedures engagements. During her career, Ms. Colladay has also led a team that provided outsourced internal audit services to nonprofits and applied her knowledge of tax-exempt organizations to various consulting engagements such as finance and accounting process reviews and enterprise risk management.
A member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), and the Greater Washington Association of Certified Public Accountants (GWSCPA), Ms. Colladay was recognized by GWSCPA as a Woman to Watch in the Experienced Leader category in 2015. She is also a charter member of the Maryland Delta Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the National Mathematics Honor Society, and currently serves on the board of directors of Mindful Memorial Foundation as a member of the Finance Committee.
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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.
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