The nonprofit auditor's role has not traditionally been integrated into the financial function's quest for strategic mission impact. However, to compartmentalize auditors into [a] more traditional role is to miss an opportunity for them to tell the story of an organization's financial position in such a way that informs short- and long-term strategic decision-making.
In this eBook by Russell Pomeranz, you'll learn how nonprofit auditors and CFOs can build strategic partnerships to work toward organizational and mission success in today's highly competitive nonprofit environment.
About the Author
Russell Pomeranz, President and CEO, Claverack Advisory Group
Russell Pomeranz has thirty years of experience leading the finance and administrative departments of nonprofit organizations with missions related to social services, education, the arts, and think tanks. Pomeranz serves on several nonprofit boards—including as treasurer and finance committee chair of Jobpath and Economic Mobility—and is president emeritus of the Columbia County Historical Society. Pomeranz started his own consulting firm, Claverack Advisory Group, to focus on the critical connection between the nonprofit finance function and organizational programmatic, strategic, and financial trajectories.
Prior to establishing a consulting practice, Pomeranz was COO/CFO of the Vera Institute of Justice, director of finance at the Council on Foreign Relations, and CFO at Spence Chapin Services to Families and Children. He served as business manager of the Maret School, where he taught geometry, and he served as adjunct assistant professor of public administration at NYU Wagner. He also served on the NPCC Nonprofit Excellence Awards Selection Committee for several years.
He has been published in the New York Times, the Chronicle of Philanthropy, the Wall Street Journal, and the CPA Journal. He has a degree in economics from Haverford College and an MBA from the University of Michigan.