Karen Gries is a principal with CliftonLarsonAllen, a national accounting and consulting firm, and provides tax compliance and consulting services to exempt organizations. Her public accounting career includes providing services to a variety of tax-exempt organizations, including governmental entities, charities, social welfare, business leagues and associations, foundations, colleges and universities, health care providers, religious organizations, and others.
Ms. Gries provides a broad range of consulting services to tax-exempt clients, including analysis, planning, and reporting of unrelated business income, intermediate sanctions analysis, organizational structures, and corporate compliance reviews. She also aids clients by implementing joint venture planning to preserve exempt status, consulting on matters of fringe benefits and compensation, resolving disclosure issues related to Form 990 filings, and helping to maintain their exempt and public charity status.
Ms. Gries is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is a former member of the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT). The ACT consists of external stakeholders and representatives who deal with employee retirement plans, tax-exempt organizations, tax-exempt bonds, and federal, state, local and Indian tribal governments.