Richard F. Larkin is technical director of not-for-profit accounting and auditing for BDO Seidman LLP, in Bethesda, Maryland. Previously he was the technical director of the Not-for-Profit Industry Services Group in the national office of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is a certified public accountant with over forty years of experience serving not-for-profit organizations as independent accountant, board member, treasurer, and consultant. He teaches, speaks, and writes extensively on not-for-profit industry matters and is active in professional and industry organizations. He has been a member of the Financial Accounting Standard Board Not-for-Profit Advisory Task Force and the AICPA Not-for-Profit Organizations Committee, and chair the AICPA Not-for-Profit Audit Guide Task Force. He participated in writing both the third and fourth editions of Standards of Accounting and Reporting for Voluntary Health and Welfare Organizations, and the AICPA Practice Aid, Financial Statement Presentation and Disclosure Practices for Not-for-Profit Organizations. He graduated from Harvard College and has an MBA from Harvard School. He is a coauthor of the fourth, fifth, and sixth editions of Financial and Accounting Guide for Not-for Profit Organizations, which were published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Marie DiTommaso, CPA , has thirty years of experience in accounting and financial reporting in both the not-for-profit and commercial accounting environments. She began her career with KPMG after graduating from Queen College of the City University of New York. Later in her career, she joined the American Express Company and then Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, both to develop, write, and implement accounting policies procedures. After leaving these corporate organizations, Ms. DiTommaso served as the chief financial officer of a not-for-profit organization.
Ms. DiTommaso is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant . She has served as President of the Bergen County chapter of the New Jersey Women Business Owners Association, and as an advisor to its Board of Directors.