Tate & Tryon
2021 L Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
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Function and Specialization
Ms. Colladay provides services to a wide variety of nonprofit clients including charitable foundations, museums, advocacy organizations, performing arts organizations, professional societies, trade associations, related for-profit subsidiaries, joint venture partnerships, and employee benefit plans.
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Greater Washington Society of CPAs (GWSCPA)
Charter member of the Maryland Delta Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the National Mathematics Honor Society
Education, Licenses & Certifications
B.A., Mathematics, Hood College
B.S., Accounting, University of Maryland
CPA licensed in the District of Columbia
Susan Colladay is a partner within the Firm's Audit and Assurance Services practice. In this capacity, she provides audit and consulting services to a wide variety of nonprofit organizations and their related employee benefit plans.
Susan graduated cum laude from Hood College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics and a minor in physics. After graduation, Susan worked for more than 4 years in the accounting department of American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), a multi-entity trade association. While working for ASTA, Susan graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from University of Maryland.
Susan joined Tate & Tryon in 1997 and has significant expertise with audits of federal award programs in accordance with OMB Circular A-133, audits of employee benefit plans, internal control engagements, and agreed upon procedures engagements.
Professional and Industry Experience
Susan has worked exclusively within the nonprofit industry for 18 years, including her public accounting experience at Tate & Tryon and her private accounting experience at ASTA.
At Tate & Tryon, Susan provides services for clients such as:
- ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership
- Goodwill Industries International
- National Association of Home Builders and Affiliates
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington
- League of Women Voters of the U.S. and Education Fund
- Strathmore Hall Foundation (The Music Center at Strathmore)
- The Textile Museum
- The Phi Beta Kappa Society and Foundation
Susan has made numerous presentations to audit committees and boards of directors. In addition, Susan recently co-presented a seminar for clients and other nonprofits entitled, “Targeting Reserves: Bull’s Eye versus Shot in the Dark,” which assisted attendees in understanding how to develop a target level for reserves that is grounded in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). Susan has also lead in-house continuing professional education for Tate & Tryon employees.