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Emily McGinnis, CPA


Emily has been serving AAF clients since 2004, and is responsible for planning and executing financial statement audits for sophisticated nonprofit organizations, as well as tax and informational form preparation for for-profit and non-profit entities. She is a leader in AAFCPAs’ Educational Services practice, providing services to independent schools, charter schools, higher education institutions, and other education services organizations. She also has extensive experience serving research and development organizations, membership organizations, nature preservation organizations, early education and care providers, and housing & community development investing & lending institutions.

Emily develops a deep understanding of the client’s business by examining operations and processes from the inside out; this enables her to view control issues and concerns from the perspective of the Audit Committee and Senior Management. She has extensive experience leading high-energy teams to provide efficiency and deliver an overall positive, and non-intrusive audit experience. Emily provides detailed reports about audit findings and communicates business-critical information to management, which adds meaning to the audit process and positively impacts decision-making.

Emily is a mentor and career coach through AAF’s Professional Accounting Development program, and an in-house trainer on charter school and other diverse audit and compliance topics. She is also an active member of AAF’s Women’s Opportunity Network.  As an emerging female professional, Emily has been selected as a member of the Boston Chamber of Commerce Women’s Leadership Program, class of 2015-2016.


  • Northeastern University – Master of Science, Accounting
  • Assumption College – Bachelor of Arts, Accounting

Professional and Civic Associations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants


  • AAF Women’s Opportunity Network – Chair of Communications Committee