Brenda Kahler, CPA, CGMA

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Meet Brenda

Brenda Kahler is a director at Armanino LLP and leads our client engagement team for the nonprofit industry. She has 20+ years’ accounting experience, primarily with nonprofits at Big 4 public accounting firms and inhouse as a controller. While at Armanino, she has participated in more than 200 nonprofit technology implementations and assessments and is part of Armanino’s nonprofit industry leadership team.

Brenda has extensive knowledge of nonprofit accounting and compliance requirements, including US Single Audit and Form 990 requirements and is a frequent speaker at industry and technology events on trends in the nonprofit sector.

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Professional History


  • Room to Read
  • Moana Restaurant Group
  • Business for Social Responsibility
  • Burr Pilger Mayer (BPM)
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC)
  • Associations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
  • Education

  • Bryant University
  • Industries Served
    Brenda's Thought Leadership
    Is Your Nonprofit Moving to the Cloud? 5 Things to Consider When Comparing Software
    Choose the right cloud solutions to scale with your nonprofit by keeping five factors in mind.

    February 01, 2022
    Shuttered Venue Operators Grants: Timing and Recognition for Nonprofit Organizations
    Know these key considerations for grant accounting, restrictions on use of the funds and Single Audit requirements.

    September 27, 2021
     Finance Technology Checklist for Your Foundation A Strategic Guide to Success
    There are many considerations when selecting new software tools to help you accomplish your mission more effectively.

    June 01, 2021