Gina McDonald

Managing Director
CPA
Phone: 646-416-6047
Regional Office Leads

Gina works closely with a variety of nonprofit organizations nationwide to assist in building their internal fiscal capacity.  She is often part of a team dedicated to building long-term client relationships and providing one-on-one client service customized to each organization’s needs for finance department support.

As the rules and regulations for nonprofit accounting and reporting evolve and become more complex from both funder and grant recipient perspectives, Gina stays up to date on the changes, translating regulations into relatable terms and guiding nonprofits in continued compliance.

She enjoys developing and conducting trainings on a variety of technical accounting and other matters affecting nonprofits.  She is an instructor for BDO FMA’s Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional (CNAP) program, a comprehensive training comprising nonprofit financial reporting, internal controls, budget development, governance and the Form 990. She was also a driving force behind the development of the CNAP Advanced course and the forth-coming self-paced version of the program.

Prior to joining BDO FMA, Gina spent 17 years in public accounting, including 10 years dedicated to nonprofit and governmental accounting and financial reporting as an Audit Senior Manager.  Much of that work was focused on helping board members and organization leaders understand their financial results and use that knowledge to drive efficiencies and make informed business decisions. Gina has additional expertise in evaluating the effectiveness and operation of internal controls and financial policies and procedures.

Gina currently volunteers as Board Member for the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities (Treasurer) and Rhode Island Public Radio (The Public’s Radio) while regularly seeking other opportunities to assist nonprofits both close to home and nationwide.