Susan Colladay, CPA

Partner, Audit


A partner in the audit services department at GRF, 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. With 30 years working in the nonprofit industry and 25 years in public accounting, 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 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.

Prior to working in public accounting, Ms. Colladay worked in the accounting department at the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) where she had the opportunity to travel to Bangkok, Thailand, and Lisbon, Portugal for ASTA’s international meetings.

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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Education and Certifications

  • B.A., Mathematics (with a minor in physics), Hood College, cum laude
  • B.S., Accounting, University of Maryland
  • Certified Public Accountant in the District of Columbia, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and State of New York

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, CPA member
  • Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants, former member of the Board of Governors
  • American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), Member
  • Maryland Delta Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, Charter Member
  • Mindful Memorial Foundation, Board of Directors, and Finance Committee

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