Lisa Johnson, CPA, helps nonprofits and businesses with accounting, audit and tax services. With clients ranging from nonprofits to construction contractors to manufacturing businesses, Lisa holds a special place in her heart for helping nonprofits grow.
As a nonprofit board member, Lisa understands the day-to-day struggles that nonprofits face. Lisa is passionate about finding ways to help her clients become more efficient whether it’s helping them strengthen their infrastructure, comply with complex government regulations or better understand their financial status.
A member of the firm’s audit team, Lisa specializes in financial statement audits, Single Audits and employee benefit plan audits. When asked about his experience with Lisa as his auditor, Ben Shifrin of the Jemicy School described Lisa as “extremely accessible and very easy to work with.”
Working with nonprofits is a passion for Lisa both in and outside of the office. She currently serves as a board member and the treasurer for Community Law in Action, a community-based nonprofit dedicated to developing young people to be leaders, and the treasurer of her Church Endowment Fund.
She helped launch Gross Mendelsohn's women's initiative, known as RISE, and is chairperson of the program. Recognized as a national leader in gender diversity, she spoke at the American Institute of CPAs' 2019 Women’s Global Leadership Summit in San Diego, sharing insights and inspiring audience members to implement diversity programs at their own firms.
Lisa holds the American Institute of CPAs’ Not-for-Profit Certification, which is awarded to CPAs who prove their proficiency in nonprofit financial reporting, auditing, governance and tax compliance.
- Bachelor of business administration degree in accounting and finance, James Madison University (2001)
- American Institute of CPAs
- Maryland Association of CPAs
- Maryland Nonprofits
More Fun Facts
- Nothing energizes Lisa more than spending time with her husband and two children.
- At home, Lisa has the most organized kitchen junk drawer that you’ll ever find.