Firm Leadership

Our leadership team ensures that the firm’s continual focus is on providing innovative service to our nonprofit clients.

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Fran Brown

Professional Practice Leader – Attest

Areas of Service

Audit and accounting
Consulting and advisory
Tax and accounting


Fran has more than 30 years of experience providing audit and management consulting services to a variety of nonprofit entities, including colleges and universities. Fran previously led the New England Higher Education and Not-for-Profit Practice at Grant Thornton and was partner-in-charge of the not-for-profit practice at CCR LLP. His expertise includes strategic planning, budgeting, financial statement preparation, exempt-organization tax filing, real property sales and leases, board training, and enterprise risk management (ERM) training.

Civic/Professional Involvement

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, member
Massachusetts Society of CPAs, member
National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), member

Certifications and Licenses

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – Massachusetts

Speaking and Other Service

Fran is a frequent speaker at seminars, workshops, and conferences. He serves as a board member of several organizations, including the Davenport Memorial Foundation, the Adelaide Breed Bayrd Foundation and the 1st Lt. Scott F. Milley Ranger Foundation. Fran is also a member of the compensation committee at Seven Mile Road Church, where he attends with his family.


B.A., Gordon College
M.S., Bentley University