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Joyce Ripianzi, CPA

Lead Partner – Nonprofit Practice

I'M INSPIRED BY…

People who are passionate about the nonprofits they work or volunteer for.

MY FAVORITE VACATION DESTINATION…

Any Caribbean Island beachfront resort.

(978) 557-5349

Experience

Serving as the firm’s Nonprofit Practice Leader, Ms. Ripianzi has played an instrumental role in the growth of MFA’s services and solutions for the nonprofit industry. With over twenty-five years of audit, tax and consulting experience, Joyce is highly experienced in performing audits under Government Auditing Standards, including OMB A-133 and HUD audits, as well as preparing and auditing Federal and State regulatory filings.

Prior to joining MFA, Joyce spent many years with a large international public accounting firm where she led the audits of companies in a multitude of industries. Her primary focus, however, was auditing nonprofit organizations including human service providers, nursing and rest homes, assisted living facilities, membership and cultural organizations, schools and organizations with national and international programs.

Joyce’s previous experience also includes several years as a CFO of a multimillion dollar organization where she managed a large staff and was responsible for all financial and human resource functions. This previous experience yields her strategic insights into the needs and goals of her clients. Joyce’s management consulting experience includes the creation of effective internal control structures, accounting process efficiencies, CFO and Controller sourcing assistance, as well as selection and implementation of new accounting software packages.

Education

  • BS – Accounting; Bentley College

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants – Co-chair of the Nonprofit Audit & Accounting Committee
  • Bentley Executive Club
  • Essex County Community Foundation – Audit Committee Member
  • ProVisors

Expertise

  • Extensive industry knowledge
  • Business and strategic consulting
  • Extensive nonprofit and governmental audit knowledge
  • Financial reporting systems
  • Extensive nonprofit tax compliance knowledge
  • OMB A-133 audits
  • HUD specialty reporting
  • UFR preparation and audit
  • Employee benefit plan audits
  • CFO and Controller consulting
  • Internal controls documentation and design
  • Internal controls testing
  • Internal audit
  • Uniform guidance – single audits
  • Loan review support
  • Consultation on organizational structure and design

Certifications

  • CPA – Certified Public Accountant

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