Donna M. Gonser, CPA



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As director of our auditing and accounting department, Donna possesses a wealth of knowledge in auditing, taxation, and other financial areas to assist clients achieve their short- and long-term goals. She enjoys working closely with organizations to evaluate their capacity, performance, and other key measures, helping them use the information to run their organizations more effectively. Her primary client responsibility is management and oversight of services provided to exempt organizations and professional service corporations. She has specific expertise with charitable organizations, foundations, governmental agencies, public authorities, and educational institutions, including colleges and universities and private and charter schools. Donna also oversees Firm services provided to law firms and other professional service organizations and works closely with various commercial businesses.


State University of New York at Buffalo, Bachelor of Science, Accounting


American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)
   - NYSSCPA Not-for-Profit Organization Committee
Government Finance Officers’ Association
BDO Alliance USA
   - Nonprofit Industry Group
   - A&A Leaders Roundtable


Parent Network of NY, Director and Treasurer
The Eric Wood Foundation, Executive Board Member
Working For Downtown, Director and Past President
Frontier Central School District Special Education PTA, Vice President
Coalition of Lakeshore Taxpayers
Lakeshore Preservation and Safety Coalition, past Co-Chair
WNY Planned Giving Consortium
New York State Department of Transportation Advisory Group, past
City of Buffalo Fiscal Reform Project, past
Buffalo Place, Inc., Operations Committee, past

Upcoming Events

Webinar Series Part IV: IRS Audit - Coming Soon Near You

Webinar Series Part IV: IRS Audit - Coming Soon Near You

July 14, 2021

The executive branch is looking to increase revenue for the IRS. Translation: expect to see an increase in the number of IRS audits being performed, including industries not traditionally targeted.

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Webinar Series Part V: Changes to Lease Accounting and How it Impacts Your Business

Webinar Series Part V: Changes to Lease Accounting and How it Impacts Your Business

July 27, 2021

The accounting for leases is changing significantly. The required implementation of FASB ASC 842 will mandate that most leases are included on the balance sheet as a right-of-use asset, with a corresponding lease liability. The new standard will impact nearly all commercial businesses and nonprofit organizations and is effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2021.

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