William B. Ford, CPA
Accounting & Auditing Director
Director, Nonprofit Advisory & Assurance Services
With more than 30 years of experience providing auditing, accounting and consulting services for nonprofits, Bill has helped scores of organizations find ways to fulfill their missions with ever-tighter resources. He draws satisfaction from helping them maximize efficiencies and effectiveness so they can continue to deliver services to their communities and members.
Nonprofit organizations are a significant portion of Bill’s client group, and he is uniquely qualified with regard to Government Auditing Standards, including Uniform Guidance (formerly OMB Circular A-133), and the Massachusetts Uniform Financial Report, as well as the Form 990 and Unrelated Business Taxable Income issues for nonprofits.
Bill also provides audit and consulting services to closely-held businesses, and tax services to business owners and principles.
Bill entered the accounting profession in 1980 after receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Bentley College in Waltham MA. He worked with the firm of Holdsworth, Burrell and Company, which merged with G.T. Reilly in 1988.
Bill is a member of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants, as well as the MSCPA Nonprofit Accounting & Auditing Committee. He also is a member of the Smaller Business Association of New England Nonprofit Committee.
Bill understands the needs of nonprofit organizations first-hand, as he is the board treasurer for the Watertown Community Foundation. Additionally, Bill has volunteered his time with United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley.
A devoted football fan, Bill holds season tickets for the New England Patriots and Boston College Football. He also enjoys yoga and is an amateur gardener.
He lives in Watertown and enjoys spending time with his sisters, a brother and nieces and nephews.