One of the core values Jonny Rosch learned from his family during his formative years revolves around service. Once he understood how a CPA can impact the community and serve the needs of businesses and not-for-profit organizations, he knew the accounting profession was the right fit for him. Throughout his career, he has experienced firsthand how CPAs can leverage their expertise to make a meaningful contribution to the success of a nonprofit organization and serving these organizations has become a significant focus of his practice.
Simply stated, Jonny loves working with not-for-profit organizations and helping them achieve their goals. This includes performing audit and assurance engagements and assisting them with complicated accounting and tax issues unique to the not-for-profit industry. His specific industry experience includes overseeing engagements for public charities, social welfare organizations, trade associations, business leagues, non-profit childcare centers, private schools, independent research organizations and 527 political action committees. Additionally, when his clients face challenges, he takes it upon himself to uncover solutions and enjoys learning something new that can help these organizations further their mission. His commitment to the not-for-profit community is further demonstrated through his achievement of the AICPA’s not-for-profit certification and his involvement with FAR, the nonprofit business leaders’ network.
Jonny’s commitment to the not-for-profit community extends beyond his professional responsibilities. In fact, his commitment to his local community of Warrenton, Virginia, was rewarded when, at 18-years-old, he was selected to participate as a torch bearer during the Olympic Torch Relay for the 2002 Winter Olympics. He currently serves as Board Treasurer for Pathway Homes, a leading provider of housing and support services for adults with mental illness and co-occurring disorders across northern Virginia. He previously served on the Board of Directors for Leadership Fauquier. In addition, the VSCPA named him a Top 5 Under 35 award recipient for his work with the VSCPA and his dedication to the not-for-profit community.
In his free time, Jonny enjoys volunteering, playing golf in Virginia State Golf Association (VSGA) sponsored events and having fun with his wife and three children.
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA), former member of the Young Professionals Advisory Council, and former chair of the awards committee
- VSCPA Battlefield Chapter
- Greater Washington Society of CPAs
- FAR, the nonprofit business leaders’ network
- Bachelor of Science in Business from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia
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