Tricia Katebini Recognized with the 2022 Max Teichmann Award

GRF CPAs & Advisors (GRF) is pleased to announce that Tricia Katebini, CPA, MBA, Partner, is the 2022 recipient of the Maryland Association of CPAs (MACPA) Max Teichmann Award. Presented to Ms. Katebini at the annual meeting on June 24 by the Chair of MACPA’s Board of Directors, Lexy Kessler, CPA, the award is given each year to a member who exemplifies service to the community. She was recognized for her commitment to mentoring young CPAs as well as her enthusiasm for the accounting profession.

Ms. Katebini is a champion for the Maryland Association of CPAs (MACPA). She has served on the Governmental and Not-for-Profit Conference Committee for the past several years. In 2021, she was also named a Woman to Watch in the emerging leader category by the MACPA.

“Tricia is not just a Champion of MACPA, she is passionate about this profession, offering her strategic and innovative insights to make it better, locally and nationally”, said Jackie Brown, CEO of MACPA. “She is deeply committed to the profession’s future, actively engaged in mentoring the next generation of CPAs and leaders. We are extremely grateful for all she does to make MACPA better and it is an honor to recognize her as the 2022 Max Teichmann Award recipient.”

In January 2022, Ms. Katebini was promoted to firm partner at GRF where she manages nonprofit financial audits for associations, nonprofit healthcare, political organizations, and arts and culture organizations. She has more than 15 years in public accounting and is active in the CPA community, frequently speaking at industry and related conferences. She serves on GRF’s women’s leadership committee and is an in-house champion for the firm’s artificial intelligence (AI) auditing methodology. In 2021, Ms. Katebini was appointed to the AICPA’s Joint Trial Board, a well-respected position within the CPA community. She is also the current Board President for Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services, a Laurel, MD nonprofit that enables homeless and low-income people in crisis to achieve stability and long-term self-sufficiency.

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.

GRF is one of the few privately-held accounting firms that specialize in serving the nonprofit industry. Formed in 1981 through the merger of the practices of Michael C. Gelman and Jerrold Rosenberg, the firm expanded in 1988 with the addition of Michael A. Freedman and became Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman CPAs. Now known as GRF CPAs & Advisors, the firm employs over 140 staff including partners, principals, and staff accountants as well as paraprofessional and administrative personnel. 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. Accounting Today also honored the firm among their Firms to Watch and Top Firms in the Capital Region.

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 200 independent firms in more than 130 countries.