CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PENNSYLVANIA, JANUARY 8, 2021—S.R. Snodgrass, P.C., an independent accounting and consulting firm headquartered in Pennsylvania, is pleased to announce the promotion of Brian E. Bender from Senior Manager to Vice President. With this promotion, Bender will lead S.R. Snodgrass’s Nonprofit Practice Group.
“The firm was very excited for Brian to join the S.R. Snodgrass team a few years ago, and his background and experience have benefited the firm greatly since then,” said Charles E. Marston, President of S.R. Snodgrass. “He has become a true leader of both the firm and in his profession, and being able to add him to the leadership group of S.R. Snodgrass is something we are very proud of and believe will be essential to the firm’s future success.”
Since joining the firm in 2018, Bender has significantly contributed to the growth and diversification of the Nonprofit Practice Group, having nearly tripled the group’s active clients. He has dedicated his career to serving trade associations, membership organizations, social clubs, foundations, charities, and numerous other nonprofit entities, while also assisting both closely held businesses and employee benefit plans. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Association Executive. Currently, Bender serves as a Board Director for the Pennsylvania Society for Association Excellence. He also frequently presents at association conferences in the Mid-Atlantic area.
Bender is a member of many professional organizations, including the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Society of Association Executives. He served a three-year term on the AICPA Not-for-Profit Entities Expert Panel and, in 2019, was named a 40 under 40 honoree by CPA Practice Advisor.
Prior to joining S.R. Snodgrass, Bender worked for over a decade in public accounting and for more than five years as a financial executive for several large trade associations and an international membership organization. He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from West Virginia University and a Master of Business Administration degree, with a concentration in entrepreneurship, from Suffolk University’s Sawyer Business School.
About S.R. Snodgrass, P.C.
S.R. Snodgrass, P.C. is an independent accounting and consulting firm with offices in Cranberry Township and King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC. Founded in 1946, the firm specializes in serving financial institutions and nonprofits. It operates six distinct business units: assurance services, tax planning and preparation, internal audit and regulatory compliance outsourcing, business consulting, information technology audit, and network security attack and penetration testing services. S.R. Snodgrass commits to a truly personalized approach for every client, with a commitment to building and cultivating relationships that only get better over time. The S.R. Snodgrass team are recognized experts who are frequently quoted in industry publications and provide technical and training seminars for clients, local and national banking groups, and professional organizations.