Michael Freedman

Michael A. Freedman, CPA

Founding Partner (Retired)


Mr. Freedman is a retired founding partner of GRF CPAs & Advisors, formerly Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman CPAs with more than 40 years of experience in public accounting. Mr. Freedman’s expertise includes structuring of nonprofit organizations, internal control evaluation, government compliance auditing, financial management consulting and employee benefit plan auditing.

In addition to developing his technical expertise, he has been involved in nonprofit management and remains active in other areas of the nonprofit community. Because of his reputation and knowledge of best practices in nonprofit management, Mr. Freedman serves as a judge for the Center for Nonprofit Advancement/Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management. He travels extensively to Africa, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe and Russia where his time is spent in field offices auditing financial accounts, reviewing internal controls, and consulting on procedures and recommendations for safeguarding clients’ assets.

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Businesses & Individuals
International NGOs

Education and Certifications

B.S. in Accounting, University of Maryland, College Park

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)
  • Center for Nonprofit Advancement, Former Treasurer
  • Greater Washington Society of CPAs (GWSCPA)
  • Green Acres School, Former Treasurer
  • Leadership Montgomery, Founding Board Member
  • Montgomery County Grants Advisory Group
  • N Street Village, Board Member
  • Nonviolent Peaceforce, Former Treasurer
  • Potomac Conservancy, Former Treasurer
  • Telluride Adaptive Sports Program, Board Member
  • The Field School, Former Board Member