Robert J. Fleming

CPA | Senior Consultant

About

Rob is a huge outdoor enthusiast. He plays tennis and golf, jogs and hikes.

Not only has he run a marathon, ask him what the world looks like from 14,408 feet. He’ll know. He’s climbed Mt. Rainier.

Rob provides consulting in a wide variety of issues of importance to not-for-profit organizations, ranging from board development and governance to the development of alternative revenue sources. He also leads the firm’s Enterprise Risk Management Services group.

Practice Emphasis

  • Consulting with all types of not-for-profit organizations
  • Risk management consulting
  • Internal controls and procedures advice
  • Best practices ideas
  • Industry benchmarking
  • Preparation of business plans and strategic plans
  • Board development and governance
  • Development of alternative revenue sources
  • Charitable giving

Proven Results

  • Wrote and presented community leaders with a business plan for an arts organization. Plan resulting in substantial contributions.
  • Performed an operational efficiency review of a large not-for-profit organization, resulting in better controls, procedures at a lower cost, and production of more accurate and timely financial reports.
  • Presented expert testimony to a state agency, resulting in law benefiting not-for-profit organizations being passed.

Education

  • University of Washington, B.A., Business Administration

Activities

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Board Chairman, Washington Athletic Club, 2011-2012
  • President, WSCPA, 2003-2004
  • Past President, Board Member and Treasurer, past Inaugural Chairperson of Not-for-Profit Committee, past Chair of Education Committee, and past Accounting and Auditing Conference Chair of the WSCPA
  • Past Board Member, American Institute of CPAs, The Evergreen State Society, Mercer Island Boys and Girls Club, Seattle Children’s Home, The Group Theatre, Windermere Community Association, Washington Athletic Club, and University of Washington Accounting Development Fund
  • Published more than ten articles relating to not-for-profit issues
  • Spoken numerous times at local and national conferences, including the AICPA National Not-for-Profit Conference, on financial issues of not-for-profit organizations
  • Practical Guide to Form 990 by Clark Nuber, an on-line treatise published by CCH, contributing reviewer

 

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