Ronald Ries CPA, CGMA

Consultant, Self-Employed Consultant

Ron has significant experience providing audit, tax and consulting services to both not-for-profit and for-profit organizations. Over the past 30 years, he has concentrated on the not-for-profit sector, including public accounting work with the firm Goldstein Golub Kessler LLP where he ultimately became head of their Not-For-Profit Services Practice and more recently a partner with the firm MazarsUSA LLP.

In interim years, Ron spent five years as Chief Financial Officer at the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, a $200 Million social services agency. Ron brings this industry insider perspective to his roles in public accounting where he assisted clients with their operating, fiscal and management needs.

Earlier in his career, Ron assisted manufacturing and distribution companies with worldwide operations, and privately held businesses and professional practices. This experience included nine years as Chief Financial Officer at a publicly traded precious metals company.

Ron currently sits on several Boards of Not-For-Profit organizations, including as both Treasurer and Chair of their Audit Committees. He was previously the Chair of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants FEF Conference and is currently on the Steering Committee of the AICPA National Not-for-Profit Conference.

Ron lectures and writes frequently on operating and fiscal matters, primarily in the not-for-profit sector, and is a contributing editor for The CPA Journal, a professional publication.

Ron received his BBA degree from The City College of New York. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York, and an Accredited Chartered Global Management Accountant. Ron is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants where he sits on the Accounting for Non-Profit Organizations and the Tax Exempt Entities Committees.