Mr. Norton began his career in public accounting, working on both financial statement audits and individual and business tax filings. During his time in public accounting, he developed a strong affinity for nonprofit organizations and went on to work exclusively in the nonprofit industry for six years. Mr. Norton transitioned to a role in New York City, leading the nonprofit practice and technology division for a small outsourced accounting company.
In additional to various nonprofit board roles, Mr. Norton has 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. During the course of his career, Jim has focused heavily on process improvement through the use of enhanced technology. This led to constructing and leading a multitude of accounting system redesigns or new implementations. Mr. Norton specializes extensively in Sage Intacct and is GRF’s Accounting Technology Services practice lead.
Mr. Norton’s combination of public accounting, private industry, and outsourced internal accounting expertise have afforded him a unique perspective that makes him capable of intimately understanding business challenges from various stakeholders’ perspectives. He helps clients leverage software in developing the creative, functional solutions they need to address their business’ process and reporting challenges.
His primary areas of specialization include nonprofit, boutique fitness, media, and professional service/project-based organizations.