David M. Rottkamp, CPA Partner, Nonprofit Practice Leader

David M. Rottkamp, CPA, is an Audit Partner, Nonprofit Practice Leader, at Grassi. David has over 34 years of experience providing audit and advisory services to the nonprofit and health care industries.  David focuses on organizations serving individuals with special needs, religious organizations, educational institutions, membership associations, social service providers, healthcare providers, foundations, and the arts and culture world. David’s technical knowledge allows him to provide specific services, including Single Audits/Uniform Guidance compliance audits and retirement plan audits.

Since beginning his career, David has advised some of the area’s most successful nonprofit and health care organizations in areas such as: financial reporting systems, implementation of new FASB accounting standard updates, IRS Form 990 guidelines, sustainability and succession planning, internal control reviews, developing financial forecasts, and providing quality board education and governance advice. Through his focus on education and board awareness, he has improved the internal structure for many of his clients, demonstrating his industry leadership.

David is an active member of the New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA), where he is a previous Chair of the Not-for-Profit Committee and several of its subcommittees, including government funding sources and cost reporting updates.  David also chaired the statewide Not-for-Profit Conference for the NYSSCPA for four years. David is the chair of a NYSSCPA subcommittee, working with the New York State Consolidated Fiscal Reporting Interagency Committee, collaborating with NYS officials on possible revisions to Appendix AA, “Audit Guidelines” of the CFR instructional manual and the instruction manual itself.

An authority in the industry, David has presented on a variety of topics relating to organizations funded by Federal and New York State governments, including government grants and contracts, Medicaid, Medicare and other third-party insurance, and others funded with private funding and contributions. David has conducted educational seminars for clients, accounting industry groups, and Not-for-Profit member organizations.  He has presented to the Financial Managers Association (FMA) for over 25 years, Interagency Council of Developmental Disabilities Agencies, Inc. (IAC), the New York State Society of CPAs Foundation for Accounting Education (FAE), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant (AICPA) and the New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON) at their annual Camp Finance. David is also an adjunct professor at New York University (NYU) in Manhattan.  Within Grassi, David leads internal education sessions, webinars and writes articles in the firm’s external newsletter relating to the not-for-profit and health care industries.

To give back to the industry in which he serves, David is on the board and serves as vice chair of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Greater New York City/Long Island Chapter, and serves on several of its committees.  Beyond his local work, David is a member of the National Board of Directors of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, is a member of the finance committee and is immediate past chair of National’s audit committee, having a unique and even broader impact on the organization’s well-being.  David is a member of the board of directors of NYCON, a membership organization that services over 3,100 NFP members throughout New York State.  David is also on the board of BoardStrong, Inc. He is also a member of the AICPA.