Kimberly P. Griffith
CPA

CONTACT: kgriffith@schneiderdowns.com

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Kim joined the firm in 2016 and has more than 29 years of public accounting experience, which include several years at a national accounting firm. Kim primarily focuses on serving not-for-profit clients.

Kim provides audit, tax and business advisory services to not-for-profit clients, including: auditing under Government Auditing Standards and OMB Circular A-133; cost allocation plans; development of financial metrics; budgeting; accounting systems reviews; presentations regarding new standards; internal control reviews; reviews of policies and procedures; and strategic planning.

Kim undergoes 24 hours of specific government-related accounting and audit training every two years, which focuses on the particular business challenges confronting not-for-profit organizations. She is a frequent speaker on not-for-profit topics in the Pittsburgh charitable community.

Education

B.S.B.A. - Accounting, Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Professional Certifications

CPA

Professional & Community Involvement

Member—American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants

Member—Pittsburgh Society of Association Executives

Participant—Leadership Pittsburgh XIX

Board Treasurer—Vincentian Rehabilitation Services

Funding Treasurer—Our Lady of Grace School

Award Recipient—2010 Women in Business, Pittsburgh Business Times

Do you have a hobby or personal passion?
Spending time with my husband and children….some of our favorites include the beach, Disney vacations, Pens and Steeler games.

What was the best advice you’ve ever received?
Laugh often

What was your childhood dream?
I wanted to work in the travel industry, and travel the world.

If you could go back in time, what advice would you give your college self?
Remember to carve out time for yourself.

People would be surprised to know that I...
I am a big fan of the 80’s hair bands and still hit their concerts anytime I can.

What was your first job?
Waitress

Do you have a “motto?"
Live well, laugh often, love much.

Do you have advice for young professionals?
“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don't make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off you." — Maya Angelou