With 33+ years of public accounting experience, Tricia Love Thomas, CPA, an audit and accounting partner at Gross Mendelsohn, is a member of the firm’s Nonprofit Group. She has a long history of providing audit and tax services to nonprofits, including those that require a Single Audit (formerly OMB Circular A-133) under OMB Uniform Guidance, or an employee benefit plan audit.
Her commitment to the nonprofit sector does not stop with client service. Tricia has a strong commitment to community service. She served as the treasurer and on the finance committee for the Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools. Tricia is the former chair of the finance committee for the Catholic Community of St. Francis Xavier and a former board member for The Red Devils, a nonprofit organization that funds services to improve the quality of life for breast cancer patients and their families.
One of Tricia's passions is working closely with business owners to make sure the financial aspects of their business and personal lives are in sync. Her focus on the big picture – and on her clients’ goals – allow Tricia to deliver coordinated accounting and tax services that benefit both businesses and their owners.
Within the firm, Tricia oversees training and professional development for staff members. As Gross Mendelsohn’s director of learning, Tricia ensures that our staff members have the appropriate training from year to year. Tricia completed the BKR Leadership Institute, an intensive two-year program designed to develop the personal, interpersonal, managerial and organizational skills of participants.
Tricia earned 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 science degree in accounting, Mount Saint Mary’s College (1984)
- American Institute of CPAs
- ASAE — The Center for Association Leadership
- BKR International
- Maryland Association of CPAs
- Maryland Nonprofits
More Fun Facts
- After 12 years in Catholic school uniforms, khaki is her favorite color.
- Tricia’s grandfather, James J. Lacy, served as comptroller of Maryland from 1947-1950 and was influential in instituting Maryland’s first retail sales tax.