Staff Profile

Karen Kay
Karen Kay

• University of Southern Mississippi (1986)
Bachelor of Science, Sociology
• Grand Canyon University (2007)
Masters of Business Administration Emphasis on Accounting

Professional Affiliations/Honors (Present and Past)
• Citi Professional Women’s Network
• National Society of Accountants
• QuickBooks ProAdvisor Certified
• Society of Non-Profits
• Small Business Network

Work Experience
• GranthamPoole (1999 – Present), Specialist
• Fortune Equipment Company, Ridgeland, Mississippi, Bookkeeper, Office Manager
• Southern Regional Medical Center, Riverdale, Georgia, Mental Health Associate
• Hillsborough Community Mental Health Center, Tampa, Florida, Counselor

Practice Areas
• Audit Support
• HUD and other governmental compliance reporting
• Non-Profit support
• Payroll and Bookkeeping
• Wholesale/Retail

Industry Specialization
• HUD/Real Estate Assessment Center data dissemination
• Federal Audit Clearinghouse Reporting
• Audit confirmation provider software
• Form 1023 preparation for 501(c) status

Civic/Community Involvement (Present and Past)
• ALS Association of MS/LA
• Special Olympics
• St. Andrews Episcopal Church
• South Fondren Women’s Group
• Peace Train Charitable Trust
• Mississippi Episcopal Cursillo

Karen and her husband, Michael, have one son, Julian. Karen’s hobbies include reading, puzzles, photography, writing, and social media.


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