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Non-Profit Clients for Accountants: Jeremy Van Groll

Episode 110. In today’s interview, “Non-Profit Clients for Accountants: Jeremy Van Groll.”

Jeremy Van Groll is founder and President of Nonprofit Bookkeeping.  He has a Masters in Financial Management and has twenty years of experience in leadership roles including corporate accounting, banking, data analysis, and compliance reporting.  His company partners with domestic and international organizations to implement efficient financial and data management processes that allow non-profit leaders to focus their efforts on their Mission and building relationships with Donors.  Jeremy has been featured speaker on optimizing both personal and organizational financial management and was nominated for the Foundations Ethics in Business award. 

Key takeaways from this episode include:

▶ why it’s no secret that non-profit companies are stretched thinly for resources

▶ the factors to consider for accountants in niching for non-profit clients

▶ what non-profit clients really need from their accounting advisors

▶ the correct definition of non-profits from an accountancy perspective

▶ the main differences in the CEO role for regular clients and non-profit clients in accountancy

▶ the different challenges of non-profit clients that accounting firms should be addressing

▶ the main kinds of CFOs and what kind of help non-profit clients need in managing their financial operations

▶ why the remit of accountants goes beyond advisors and into the psychological and emotional for non-profit clients

▶ acknowledging that the margins for accountants in working with non-profit clients is lower than other sectors

▶ advice for accountants and CPAs who are considering niching with non-profit clients

▶ how accounting firm leaders can build a culture where staff who care about non-profit clients can get involved

▶ the key skills and attributes that accountants will need to stay relevant and competitive in coming years

When not geeking out on spreadsheets, Jeremy enjoys attending concerts, singing karaoke, and following sports, especially the soccer and gymnastics teams of his two sons. 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremy-van-groll/

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