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Many non-governmental organizations that provide international relief and humanitarian programs are supported by funding from domestic and international entities such as the United States government, the United Nations and other lending agencies. These non-governmental organizations must ensure their accounting structures and systems provide them with accurate financial information that complies with funding requirements as well as applicable international financial reporting standards.

Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman has traveled to more than 80 countries on behalf of relief and development organizations. Our professionals have considerable experience auditing the activities under acquisition and assistance awards and regularly consult with clients on the reporting requirements for entities that receive awards from governmental agencies such as the United States Agency for International Development, the United States Department of State and other agencies that provide funding for international programs. Our experience includes ensuring compliance from the field office level to the headquarters of international clients around the world.

We have considerable qualifications and expertise auditing awards in accordance with Uniform Guidance, the Federal Acquisition Regulations and other authoritative compliance requirements.

Many clients with global activity also receive funding from non-US government sources donor agencies and we understand the regulations and reporting compliance requirements as they concern donor agencies such as the Canadian International Development Agency, the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, the United Nations Development Programme, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Swedish International Development Agency and the Asian Development Bank, among others.

When selecting an auditor, the Council on Social Work Education sought a firm that could bring the greatest technical expertise to our organization. I remember my first meeting with Terri McKnight. As a new Executive Director, I felt very confident that she and Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman had a handle on the nonprofit industry and could help us make better financial decisions for our environment.

Dr. Julia Watkins |  Executive Director
Council on Social Work Education