Brian E. Bender, CPA, MBAS.R. Snodgrass

Brian 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 in Washington, DC, he has perspective from both sides of the table.  He has presented at various industry events, including the annual 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 Certified Public Accountant with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from West Virginia University. He also earned a Master of Business Administration degree, with a concentration in entrepreneurship, from Suffolk University’s Sawyer Business School.   Brian is a member of several professional organizations, including the AICPA, the Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (GWSCPA), the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), and the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).