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Not-for-Profit & Governmental

Helping You Focus On Your Mission

 

 

We Help You Change the World

Nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies have specialized accounting, compliance and consulting needs ranging from tax filing and financial reporting to internal control reviews, bond compliance, and software selection. Meeting these needs requires the assistance of professionals who understand the complex regulatory and accounting issues involved, and who can deliver the full range of services it takes to deal with them.

This is where YHB’s Nonprofit and Governmental Services Team excels. We combine the convenience of comprehensive service with more than 70 years of experience in helping not-for-profit 501(c) organizations like yours meet compliance requirements, achieve their objectives and enhance the quality of life in our communities. We are pleased to serve schools, colleges, universities, museums, foundations, associations, sanitation authorities, and other nonprofit and governmental agencies.

Our goal is to become your trusted adviser by delivering responsive service that exceeds your expectations. Unlike firms you hear from only when they’re working on an audit or tax return for you, we stay in touch throughout the year. As a result, we get to know you and your organization better. This enables us to not only serve you more efficiently, but also help you address issues before they become problems, while identifying ways to increase your success.

Whatever your auditing, accounting, tax or consulting need, we invite you to call on YHB to put our extensive nonprofit and governmental experience to work for your organization.

We think what you do is amazing. That is why YHB has a team of professionals passionate about helping you succeed. 

Experience Performing Audits and Financial Reviews

Our clients range in size from $50,000 to $1.8 billion in total assets. So whether you have revenue of $20,000 or $180 million, we are confident our team is uniquely qualified to help you succeed. YHB is a member in good standing with the Private Companies Practice Section of the AICPA Division for Firms. As part of this, we receive a quality control review. We are proud to say that all of reports received the highest rating of pass with no deficiencies. Learn more about our Audit solutions.

Contact us when you need efficient & effective service.


Virginia Association of Museums


The Virginia Association of Museums is one of the most active museum service organizations in the country. By being a member, YHB is able to advocate, connect, and support the museum community. YHB prides itself in our commitment to the communities we live and work in. 

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Katrina Gochenour
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Katrina Gochenour
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About Katrina

Katrina graduated from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in Accounting in May 2011 and graduated from James Madison University with her Masters of Science in Accounting in August 2012. Katrina joined YHB in January 2012 and became a licensed CPA in 2013.  In 2015, Katrina was nominated and won an opportunity to be part of the Virginia Society of CPA’s Leadership Academy. This is an exclusive opportunity only given to a handful of CPA’s across Virginia.

Expertise

Since joining YHB, her career focus has been on nonprofit organizations such as private schools, colleges, foundations, religious organizations, museums, and other nonprofit entities. Her service to those organizations include audit and attest as well as tax services. Recent CPE includes the Not-for-Profit Conference held by the AICPA as well as the NFP Certificate Program I and II. Katrina has previously presented at YHB’s annual nonprofit symposium on the financing reporting standard updates for nonprofit organizations. She has also given a presentation on internal controls at a seminar hosted jointly by YHB and Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. Katrina gives back to her local community by volunteering at a local healthcare facility where she assists the Activities Director with various activities for the residents.

Allison Shrader
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About Allison

Allison joined YHB in 2015 after earning both her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Master of Science in Accounting from James Madison University. Allison completed her testing to become a Certified Public Accountant in 2016. During her time at YHB, Allison has focused on providing services to not-for-profits and closely held businesses, providing a range of audit and tax services. 

 

Allison is an active member in the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Top of Virginia Chamber of Commerce.

Brad Tomlinson
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About Brad

Brad joined YHB in 2021 with several years of audit experience in public accounting. He graduated from Roanoke College in 2017 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting and finance. 

Expertise

During his time at YHB, Brad has focused on providing audit services to a variety of industries including not-for-profit and governmental clients.

Memberships and Other Interests

Brad is an active member in the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA) and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). 

Jessica Sipple
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About Jessica

Jessica joined YHB in 2018 with several years of audit experience in public accounting. She later became a CPA in 2019. She has several degrees including both a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an Accounting Minor and a Master of Science in Accounting and Information Systems from University of Maryland University College.

Expertise

During her time at YHB, Jessica has focused on providing audit, review, compilation, agreed upon procedures, and accounting services for governmental entities, construction companies, not-for-profits, and closely held businesses.

Memberships & Other Interests

Jessica is an active member in the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA) and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). She also formerly served as treasurer of the Boys and Girls Club of Frederick County, MD.

Christopher L. Frye
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About Chris

Chris joined Yount, Hyde and Barbour, P.C. in 2004 after graduating from Virginia Tech, where he earned a B.S. degree in accounting. He is a member of multiple committees, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Associated Builders and Contractors, the ABC-VA, Management Education Committee, the Associated General Contractors (AGC) and the Construction Industry CPAs/Consultants Association.

Experience

During his time with the firm, Chris has focused his efforts on providing audit, review, compilation and tax services to clients in a variety of industries, including construction, government contracting, real estate and not-for-profit entities. Chris also specializes in assisting clients with strategic performance management, including the implementation of dashboards and overall process improvements.

Expertise

Through continuing education and professional development, Chris stays up-to-date on the trends and changes affecting his clients’ industries and the accounting profession as a whole. He regularly speaks and writes articles on these relevant topics as they arise. In addition to being a licensed CPA, Chris has also earned a CSPM (Certified in Strategic Performance Management) designation through MentorPlus®. This designation allows Chris to provide value to his clients above and beyond tax, audit, and other compliance services.

Approach

Chris strives to take a “client centric” approach, where services are based on the actual needs of the client rather than a specific commodity or deliverable. By taking time to understand the operations of a business and its future goals, Chris is able to provide superior customer service and help clients avoid and plan for potential difficulties, rather than just accurately reporting on them once they occur.

Other Interests

Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons. His hobbies include exercising, strength training and running, as well as following Virginia Tech Athletics. He served as assistant basketball coach at Millbrook High School from 2004 – 2014.

 

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What Clients are Saying

 

Easy to work with.  Professional. Always available.  Trust and value YHB with all aspects of our business.” – Anonymous

“Chris Frye’s trustworthiness, and his knowledge, consistency and professionalism, year in and year out.” – Anonymous

Danielle Kerns
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About Danielle

Danielle joined YHB in 2016 after earning her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from James Madison University. 

Expertise

During her career at YHB, her focus has been on nonprofit organizations such as private schools, colleges, foundations, religious organizations, museums, trade associations and other nonprofit entities. Her service to those organizations include financial statement audit, review, compilation and accounting services as well as tax services. 

Other Interests & Awards

Danielle helps with YHB’s Externship and Internship programs and assists with new staff trainings and bootcamps. She is also an active member in the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Danielle also received the Firm’s “ELITE” (Exceptional Leadership in Trust and Excellence) Trusted Advisor Award in 2021. 

Claire Manspile
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About Claire

Claire graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting in 2009 and a Master of Professional Accountancy in 2010. She became a licensed CPA in 2012. Prior to joining YHB, Claire was an Audit Supervisor with Ernst & Young, LLP in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She joined YHB in 2013. Her career focus has been in the audit of nonprofit and governmental organizations. Recent presentations include “Best Practices for Boards and Staff” at an event sponsored by Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce.

Education
  • Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting  from West Virginia University in 2009
  • Master of Professional Accountancy from West Virginia University in 2010
Jeffrey A. Leese
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ABOUT JEFF

Jeff graduated with a B.B.A. in Accounting with a concentration in Accounting Information Systems from James Madison University. He has extensive experience providing financial statement audit, review, compilation and accounting services to small and mid-size commercial and not-for-profit entities. Jeff also has significant experience with corporate, partnership, and not-for-profit taxation and his industry experience includes real estate, construction, professional services, charitable organizations, and trade associates.

Jeff is also an active member of the AICPA, VSCPA, and the Northern Chapter of the VSCPA.

Jennifer Files
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About Jennifer

Jennifer joined Yount, Hyde & Barbour in 2003 and holds a B.S. degree in accounting from Robert Morris University. She is a member of numerous organizations within the community, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts and is also on the Special Review Committee of the Government Finance Officers Association.

Experience

Throughout her career, she has worked on a variety of audit, tax, and consulting engagements for clients across many industries. She continues to lead our clients Single Audit compliance, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and governmental audit needs. Since discovering her passion for internal controls and fraud prevention, she has performed numerous forensic accounting and litigation support engagements, including conducting forensic analysis and investigation and interviews of witnesses and potential persons of interest. Working in conjunction with YHB’s niche specialists, she is able to assist with internal control, fraud and litigation support needs across various industries.

Expertise

She enjoys working with clients to identify deficiencies in their internal control environment, to find efficiencies in their processes, and to help clients defend and protect their bottom line.  Jennifer specializes in the design and implementation of internal controls to help prevent fraud. Because of her specialized knowledge, Jennifer is often invited to speak to audiences regarding internal controls, fraud and forensic accounting. She has expanded her expertise by becoming a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA).

Approach

Every client, every company, every control environment is unique. Jennifer takes the time to thoroughly understand her client’s needs and objectives. The result is a customized solution. No two businesses (or fraud cases) are alike, and for that reason, no two internal control structures should be either.

 

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What Clients are Saying

 

“Jennifer Files has been involved in leading our audit for several years.  First as the manager and then, most deservedly, after her promotion to partner.  She goes out of her way to be available.  Communicated well and is extremely easy to work with.  Top Shelf.” – Mark M.

Andy Boyles
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ABOUT ANDY

Andy graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting in May 1999 from James Madison University.  He has worked in public accounting his entire career at firms serving the Washington DC and Richmond metropolitan areas.  His experience includes working with closely held businesses and organizations in a variety of industries including real estate and construction, transportation, nonprofit, and manufacturing.  His experiences in these industries include working with businesses of all sizes in both the assurance and tax fields.  He also has an in-depth understanding auditing employee benefit plans.

Andy has presented on topics including Computer Assisted Audit Techniques for the annual “Virginia Society of CPA’s Audit and Accounting Conference” and been a guest speaker for several construction industry associations presenting on topics including understanding construction contractor financial statements and fraud issues for construction contractors.

Andy has been honored in Virginia Business as a Super CPA in the Young CPAs category.  He currently serves on the Executive Committee and is Treasurer of the nonprofit organization Rebuilding Together Richmond.  He is a member of both the Associated Builders and Contractors Virginia Chapter and the Associated General Contractors of Virginia and currently is on the membership committee and young leader’s council for these organizations.

EDUCATION
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting in 1999 from James Madison University
Olivia Hutton
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Olivia began her accounting career at YHB in 1998, with a B.S. degree in business (major in accounting) from Bridgewater College and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management, sponsored by the University of Virginia. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Experience

Olivia focuses on providing financial reporting services to nonprofit organizations, especially private schools, colleges, universities, and foundations. In addition to conducting audits and reviews, she has helped clients prepare Form 990, 990-T and Form 990-PF informational returns. As a member of our Nonprofit and Governmental Services team, Olivia has been named a Super CPA by Virginia Business nonprofit certificatemagazine in the nonprofit/governmental field as well as the “Young CPAs” field.

 

Expertise

Because she specializes in conducting audits for nonprofit organizations, Olivia has a thorough understanding of applicable regulations and audit standards. This expertise enables her to perform audits efficiently and issue accurate financial statements quickly after completing field work. In addition, she is very good at keeping lines of communication open and letting clients know about current developments in the industry and recently issued accounting standards.

 

Approach

For Olivia, the key to efficient service is learning all she can about an organization and its needs. She meets with management to find out whether the nonprofit has endowments, restricted funds or other financial features that require special attention. In conducting an audit, Olivia lets a client know what types of information she will need, documents internal controls and provides a draft financial statement as soon as field work is completed, so the client can review it at the same time a YHB principal does.

Speaking Engagements
  • Form 990 at YHB Annual Not-for-Profit Symposium, Loudoun Chamber Not-for-Profit Academy, Nonprofit Education and Training Workshop, and for other various groups.
    Audit and Tax Update at Richmond Chapter of CPAs and YHB Annual Not-for-Profit Symposium.
    Good Governance at Nonprofit Education and Training Workshop, Virginia Foundation for Community College Education Conference, and Hampshire County Community Foundation
  • New Accounting Standards at the YHB Annual Not-for-Profit Symposium
  • “Top five things to know in managing a Not-for-Profit Organization” at Shenandoah Valley Nonprofit Alliance for Excellence
  • Not-for-Profit Finance Fundamentals at Center for Nonprofit Excellence
  • Finance Management at the Lord Fairfax Community College Academy

 

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What Clients are Saying

 

“Working with Olivia Hutton and Claire Manspile over the past 3 years has been a great experience. They are both very professional, responsive and a joy to work with. Last year was the first virtual audit I have ever done, and it went seamlessly.” – Julie D.

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About Marc

Marc attended the University of Maryland and received a bachelor of science degree in accounting in 1974 and obtained his CPA in Maryland in 1975. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA).

Marc joined YHB in 2022 from Glass Jacobson Financial Group with over 40 years of experience.

Expertise

His areas of concentration include auditing, accounting and taxation of tax-exempt organizations, small businesses, and individuals. Marc also specializes in non-profit accounting.