James M. Larson, CPA

Audit Partner (Nonprofits and Government Contractors)

Biography

Mr. Larson has worked in public accounting since 1986, including several years dedicated to performing corporate audits and helping small businesses that contract with the federal government comply with FAR and CAS regulations. His experience in the private sector provided him with hands-on experience implementing accounting and internal control procedures, preparing budgets and financial forecasts, and consulting on investment decisions and employee benefit plans.

In addition to working with for profit entities, Mr. Larson has 20+ years of comprehensive experience providing audit and financial management solutions to nonprofit entities. His client responsibilities include managing all phases of Uniform Guidance audit engagements for international private voluntary organizations receiving USAID and non-US government funds.

Mr. Larson is responsible for planning, budgeting and directing audits, managing teams, and interacting with management and board members to communicate management comments, audit findings and specific issues, including improvements in accounting and operating systems, and systems of internal control. His responsibilities include both nonprofit and for-profit organizations. He also travels to Africa, Asia and Europe for GRF’s international NGO clients.

Education and Certifications

  • B.S. in Accounting and B.S. in Finance, Florida State University

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)
  • Center for Association Leadership
  • Finance & Administration Roundtable (FAR)
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA)
  • Greater Washington Society of CPAs (GWSCPA)
  • Humentum
  • Maryland Association of CPAs (MACPA)
  • Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations (MANO)