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Amanda Ward
Partner, CPA


I’m the firm’s single audit industry technical leader. In this role, I focus on quality control, accounting, auditing, and providing technical assistance and training to staff and clients receiving federal assistance. I assist a variety of not-for-profit, healthcare, and other public sector clients (with significant federal awards) with their accounting, auditing, and grants management needs. Additionally, I’m a member of the firm’s professional standards team and our OMB grant reform task force.

With 17 years at the firm, one of my favorite contributions has been mentoring staff. Coaching younger people is one of my passions. It’s inspiring to watch people I’ve developed as they plan for and meet their own personal and professional goals.

The MICPA Women’s Initiative Task Force selected me as a recipient of its 2017 Emerging Leader Award, an award given to professionals who have made significant contributions to the accounting profession and the community. In 2017, I was also one of the Michigan Chronicle’s Women of Excellence honorees.

Because of my single audit expertise, I frequently speak on this topic at conferences sponsored by the AICPA, state CPA societies, and various industry groups. I’m a member of the MICPA and the AICPA and I serve on the planning committee for the AICPA NFP Conference and as treasurer for the National Association of Black Suppliers Scholarship Fund. In 2020, I was appointed to the AICPA’s Governmental Audit Quality Center’s executive committee, which establishes general policies of the GAQC and oversees its activities and membership requirements. The GAQC’s mission is to raise awareness of the importance of governmental audit quality and to improve the overall quality of governmental audits, including single audits and other compliance audits performed under various federal audit guides. I received my B.S. in business administration with a major in accounting and my M.B.A. from Wayne State University. 

Outside of work, I spend time relaxing with family and friends or mentoring teen girls.