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.