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Presenter Bio: Brian Bender, CPA

Brian Bender is a Senior Manager and Co-Chair of the S.R. Snodgrass Nonprofit Practice Group. He has dedicated nearly 15 years of his professional experience to serving trade associations, membership organizations, social clubs, foundations, charities, and numerous other nonprofit entities. With a decade of experience in public accounting and 5 years serving as a financial executive for several large trade associations and an international membership organization, he has perspective from both sides. He has presented at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Not-for-Profit Industry Conference and recently completed a three-year term on the AICPA Not-for-Profit Entities Expert Panel, during which he served as an instructor in the AICPA’s Nonprofit Certificate Program. He has extensive knowledge of internal controls best practices, policy and procedure development, financial budgeting and reporting requirements, Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services (SSARS), agreed-upon procedures, U.S. Department of Labor Regulations and ERISA requirements as they relate to audits of employee benefit plans, and the IRS Form 990/990T. Brian is a CPA with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from West Virginia University.  and a Master’s of Business Administration, with a concentration in entrepreneurship, from Suffolk University’s Sawyer Business School.

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