Partner, Not-for-Profit Practice Leader, Grassi & Co.
Audit Partner, Not-for-Profit Practice Leader
Grassi & Co.
David M. Rottkamp, CPA, is an Audit Partner, Not-for-Profit Practice Leader, at Grassi. David has over 34 years of experience providing audit and advisory services to the not-for-profit and health care industries. David focuses on organizations serving individuals with special needs, religious organizations, educational institutions, membership associations, social service providers, healthcare providers, foundations, and the arts and culture world. David’s technical knowledge allows him to provide specific services, including Single Audits/Uniform Guidance compliance audits and retirement plan audits. Since beginning his career, David has advised some of the area’s most successful not-for-profit and health care organizations in areas such as: financial reporting systems, implementation of IRS Form 990 guidelines and new accounting standard updates, sustainability and succession planning, internal control reviews, developing financial forecasts, and providing quality board education and governance advice. Through his focus on education and board awareness, he has improved the internal structure for many of his clients, demonstrating his industry leadership. David is an active member of the New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA), where he is Past Chair of the Not-for-Profit Committee and several of its subcommittees, including government funding sources and cost reporting updates. David has also chaired the statewide Not-for-Profit Conference for the NYSSCPA for four years. David is the chair of a NYSSCPA subcommittee, working with the New York State Consolidated Fiscal Reporting Interagency Committee, collaborating with NYS officials on possible revisions to Appendix AA, “Audit Guidelines” of the CFR instructional manual and the instruction manual itself. An authority in the industry, David has presented on a variety of topics relating to organizations funded by Federal and New York State governments, including government grants and contracts, Medicaid, Medicare and other third party insurance. Other funding also includes private funding and contributions. David has conducted educational seminars for clients, accounting industry groups, and Not-for-Profit member organizations. He has presented to the Financial Managers Association (FMA) for over 20 years, Interagency Council of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Agencies, Inc. (IAC), the New York State Society of CPAs Foundation for Accounting Education (FAE), and the New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON) at their annual Camp Finance. David is also an adjunct professor at New York University (NYU) in Manhattan. Within Grassi, David leads internal education sessions, webinars and has been published in the CPA Journal several times. David is also a member of the firms’ Accounting and Auditing Committee and the Strategic Partner Retreat committee, which plays a significant role in cultivating the firm’s culture and strategic objectives. To give back to the industry in which he serves, David is on the board of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Greater New York City/Long Island Chapter. Beyond his local work, David is a member of the National Board of Directors of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and is immediate past chair of National’s audit committee. David is the immediate past Chair of the board of directors of directors of NYCON and also on the board of Governance Matters, Inc. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). David is a graduate from Pace University, with a BBA in Accounting.