BKD launches Nonprofit Advisory Services in Houston

News Release

HOUSTON – BKD CPAs & Advisors is pleased to announce the launch of BKD’s Nonprofit Advisory Services in the firm’s Houston office with the addition of Ann Williams and Geri Griffin.
 
BKD’s Nonprofit Advisory Services can assist nonprofit leaders and CFOs with nonprofit financial reporting, grants management and compliance, audit preparation, budget development and more. 

Williams has more than 30 years of experience in tax, audit and general consulting for several industries. As a BKD director, she provides consulting services and related oversight to churches, educational institutions, special purpose districts and various other nonprofits. 

Williams works extensively with clients in need of: 

•    Bookkeeping support 
•    Interim CFO assistance
•    Audit preparation
•    Grants management
•    Policies and procedures development
•    Third-party audit assistance and related services 

“I’m eager to use my skills and knowledge to help launch BKD’s Nonprofit Advisory Services here in Houston,” said Williams. “I’m excited about the measurable impact we’re going to make through not only financial consulting but also training and education for nonprofit leaders.”

Williams is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and Texas Society of CPAs. She currently serves as an advisor to the Texas Ministry Conference and three United Methodist churches in the Houston area. She volunteers for numerous community organizations, including the YWCA of Greater Houston, Susan G. Komen and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Houston, Clear Lake, Texas.

Griffin comes to BKD following time with two well-established nonprofit organizations in the Houston region, where she led financial audit and grant processes and worked closely with leadership. She also has held finance and audit roles in the local government and higher education sectors. As a managing consultant with BKD, Griffin provides consulting services to a variety of nonprofits. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration from Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans. 

“I am so excited to join the BKD Nonprofit Advisory Services team,” Griffin said. “This role gives me the opportunity to use the knowledge and skills I’ve learned over the years to serve a wide variety of clients, while also collaborating and learning from my amazing colleagues across the firm. The knowledge and resources available at BKD are unmatched, and this is exactly the kind of team environment I want to be a part of.”

There are more than 32,500 nonprofits employing more than 232,000 people in the Houston metro area, according to Cause IQ. 

“Nonprofits have a tremendous impact on our area, and we’re excited to bring BKD’s commitment to unmatched client service to organizations across the spectrum of this vital sector,” said Brian West, managing partner of BKD’s Houston office. “Ann and Geri’s expertise, combined with our firm’s existing knowledge base, will allow us to enhance our support to new and current nonprofit clients.”
 

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