Jackie Cardello, CPA
(301) 951-9090 | email
Managing Partner
Terri McKnight, CPA
(301) 951-9090 | email
Director, Audit Department/Nonprofit Audit Partner
Richard J. Locastro, CPA, JD
(301) 951-9090 | email
Nonprofit Tax Partner
James Larson, CPA
(301) 951-9090 | email
Nonprofit Audit Partner
John Pace, CPA
(301) 951-9090 | email
Outsourced Accounting and Advisory Partner

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GRF CPAs & Advisors


4550 Montgomery Avenue Suite 800N, Bethesda, MD 20814 United States

About Us

About Us

Headquartered in the Washington, DC metropolitan region with an additional location in New York, NY, GRF CPAs & Advisors (GRF) is a full-service professional services firm providing clients with audit and assurance, accounting, tax and advisory solutions. Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2021, the firm has supported the financial and operational success of for-profit and tax-exempt organizations locally, nationally and around the world.

The firm currently serves nearly 700 local and national tax-exempt organizations including trade and membership associations, human and social service organizations, cultural arts organizations, private foundations, faith-based organizations, public interest organizations and other charitable institutions. Because we also provide services to a number of non-governmental relief and development organizations, our professionals have traveled to more than 100 countries and speak more than 15 languages.

Nonprofit Auditing Services

Our auditing services involve more than issuing a report of financial statements. We regard each audit engagement as an opportunity to maximize the efficiency of an organization’s internal controls, provide recommendations for improving significant deficiencies and material weaknesses, and adopt industry best practices.

Form 990 & 990-T/Tax Planning

As recognized experts in providing tax solutions to nonprofits, our tax professionals specialize in Form 990 and 990-T preparation and closely monitor the ever-changing tax laws, regulations and rulings. Our experts use this knowledge and experience to assist clients on a wide range of issues important to their operations and tax-exempt status, including public support test analysis, unrelated business income evaluation and best practices for Form 990 presentation.

Outsourced Accounting

Our full range of outsourced accounting services is available to nonprofit organizations who need to focus on their mission and develop core competencies. We provide bookkeeping, temporary CFO and controller services, advice on upgrading accounting software and related services to assist clients.

Accounting Technology Services

GRF assists clients in leveraging software to develop the creative, functional solutions they need to address their business process and reporting challenges. Our partnership with Sage Intacct provides clients with best-in-class software solutions and support to revolutionize their accounting function and accelerate digital transformation.

Employee Benefit Plan Audits

We work to protect the assets and financial integrity of employee benefit plans to ensure that necessary funds will be available to pay retirement, health and other promised benefits. We currently perform audits for 401(k), 401(a), 403(b), profit sharing, pension, and health and welfare plans.

Risk & Advisory Services

GRF provides advisory services to support our nonprofit clients’ most challenging business decisions. Our deep bench of expert CPAs and consultants provide guidance to clients through a wide range of business and financial issues including cybersecurity and privacy risk, enterprise risk management, litigation and fraud support, contractor compliance, internal audit, and financial systems optimization.

In addition, the firm also provides a complement of other specialized services including:

  • Agreed-Upon Procedures
  • Ballot Counting
  • Board Development
  • Budget Preparation
  • Cash Flow Projections
  • Expense Allocation Analysis
  • Financial Reporting
  • Grants Management Review
  • Indirect Cost Rate Audit & Consulting
  • Internal Control Evaluation
  • Operational & Financial Analysis
  • Policies & Procedures Manuals
  • Revenue Recognition Assessments
  • Reviews & Compilations

GRF is consistently recognized among Inside Public Accounting’s Top 200 Firms, Accounting Today’s Best Accounting Firms to Work For, Regional Leaders and Firms to Watch, Forbes’ Top Recommended Tax and Accounting Firms, and the Washington Business Journal’s Top Accounting Firms.

The firm is a member of CPAmerica, Inc., one of the largest associations of CPA firms in the United States. Our membership guarantees clients access to the expertise and resources of more than 4,000 accounting and advisory professionals at 78 member firms throughout the country. CPAmerica is a member of Crowe Global, providing our firm with access to the eighth largest accounting network in the world with over 200 independent firms in more than 130 countries.