As the controller, Amy is a critical member of the Foundation’s finance and operations team, reporting directly to Vice President for Finance and Operations Janice Thomas. She is responsible for managing banking relationships, preparing for the year-end financial statement audit and tax return, processing payroll and benefits, grant monitoring, annual budget preparation, and managing the fixed assets database. Additionally, Amy seeks to bring greater equity to the finance function by looking for ways to improve and develop internal controls, guidelines, and procedures such that they align with Foundation goals and values.
Prior to her controllership position, Amy served as an audit and tax supervisor within the private foundation practice at PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP. In addition to being a certified public accountant, Amy brings a scientific level of detail and critical thinking to the position in light of her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Maryland.
Amy is currently a member of the Finance and Administration Roundtable, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York State Society of CPAs, the New Jersey Society of CPAs, and the Illinois CPA Society.