Donna M. Gonser, CPA

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716-856-3300

dgonser@LumsdenCPA.com

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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.

EDUCATION

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

PROFESSIONAL

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

COMMUNITY

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

AuditWatch University Level 3

AuditWatch University Level 3

May 23, 2020

AuditWatch University Level 3: Beginning In-Charge Training prepares auditors to take in-field responsibility for an audit engagement. It mixes discussion with case studies to provide an in-depth look at designing and completing the key steps in an audit.

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AuditWatch University Level 2

AuditWatch University Level 2

May 23, 2020

AuditWatch Level 2: Experience Staff Training introduces auditors to the complete audit process and plan. It focuses on ways for staff and senior accountants to significantly participate in the risk assessment procedures, including efforts surrounding internal controls.

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