Paul Thrasher

Chief Financial Officer

Paul is a CPA and financial consultant with a 35-year professional career devoted to the financial needs of the nonprofit community. His 25 years in public accounting included tenures with Big 4 and large local CPA firms, in positions ranging from Senior Audit Partner to Partner-in-Charge of Nonprofit Audit Quality to Managing Partner. For the last 10 years, Paul has worked as a financial consultant to the nonprofit community, generally serving as contract Chief Financial Officer.

Paul’s clients have included, as CFO, an eight-year tenure with a Nobel Peace Prize-winning anti-war veterans organization (and its spin-off, Campaign for a Landmine Free World), as well as organizations advocating public health, rescission of the US death penalty, homes for the homeless and various scientific/environmental initiatives. As an auditor, his clients have included numerous environmental advocacy groups, as well as human rights, educational and scientific research organizations.

Paul has volunteered his services for 30 years to the Greater Washington Society of CPA’s, including 8 years as a Board member, tenures as President, Chair of various committees, and Board liaison to the District of Columbia Board of Accountancy. He has been three times appointed to standards-setting committees of the American Institute of CPA’s, also serving seven years as a national instructor for that organization. He is the recipient of 2011 medal from the national Russian accounting society (NIPA) for his role in establishing that society as independent and self-governing.

He is also a well-respected leader in the community, having served on numerous boards of nonprofits, including Pacifica Radio and organizations providing service to the homeless, schools, neighborhoods and the arts. He also volunteers his time to the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind.

Paul’s educational background includes a BA in Economics, as well as an MS in Accounting, both from Georgetown University.