Karen Craig , CPA

Project Manager, Member-AICPA NFP Expert Panel, NACUBO , Shell Beach, California

Karen Craig is a consultant providing technical accounting, reporting, finance, and analytical expertise to not-for-profit organizations with a focus on higher education. She has worked with NACUBO on a number of financial accounting and accounting related issues and publications over the past eight years. In addition, Ms. Craig has contributed to several AICPA publications for Not-for-Profit organizations including the most recent Accounting Trends and Techniques, Audit and Accounting Guide, Audit Risk Alert, and course material for the NFP Certificate. From 2002 to 2009, Ms. Craig was an Associate Controller at Stanford University where she was responsible for the overall operations of the Investment Accounting, Financial Reporting, Capital Accounting, Payroll, and Disbursements departments. Among her many responsibilities, she oversaw the completion of the annual audits and preparation of the University’s financial statements and annual report. She also provided business office oversight on several financial accounting, budgeting, and human resource system implementations. Prior to Stanford, Ms. Craig was Controller at a software startup company and a Senior Audit Manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Ms. Craig holds a degree in Journalism and an MBA from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, California and is a licensed CPA in the state of California. She is a member of the AICPA's Not-for-Profit Entities Expert Panel, the AICPA Not-for-Profit Advisory Council, and is an advisor to NACUBO’s Accounting Principles Council.