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Jo-Anne Newton, CPA, MBA
Audit Partner

Presently, Ms. Newton is a partner in our audit department.  As a partner  of the audit department, Jo-Anne specializes in serving government, not-for –profit and closely-held, entrepreneur-operated entities. Her focus is to serve as a business advisor and audit leader.  Her goal is to consistently meet client expectations and establish long-term, trusted relationships.  

Jo-Anne has considerable experience in corporate and grant compliance, business consulting, and developing management and accounting policies and procedures. She applies her expertise to understand the fiscal and operating needs of our clients.  In addition, she enhances her expertise by working collaboratively with owners, management and governance, thereby adding value to her ability to service clients in a professional manner.

Prior to her current role, Jo-Anne served as an Assistant Vice President/CFO for an eleven million dollar, multi-site non-profit organization with an accreditation from the Committee of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The organization employs approximately two hundred employees and operates in a highly regulated industry which provides mental health, opiate and substance abuse treatment services, HIV/AIDS programs, parenting programs and other community enrichment services.

          Jo-Anne began her career working in the accounting department of a Fortune 500 company and spent almost ten years at a large regional public accounting firm.  She has been a guest speaker at Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA ) grantee meetings. She has also been involved in several local nonprofit organizations.

Jo-Anne earned both a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Bryant University. She majored in accounting and was an active member of the Bryant University community.   Bryant is a student centered university, focused on providing rigorous academic programs that integrates business and liberal arts to develop the skills and critical thinking that are essential to every profession.  Jo-Anne has utilized both her knowledge of accounting concepts and skills obtained through professional experience to tailor our services and meet the specialized criteria for each client.