Senior Manager

Brenda Kahler, CPA

Industry Client Engagement
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Meet Brenda

Brenda Kahler is a senior manager of nonprofit client engagement and leads the client engagement team firmwide. She has 20+ years’ accounting experience, primarily with nonprofits, at Big 4 public accounting firms and in-house as a controller. Brenda is passionate about the nonprofit industry and while at Armanino has helped over 200 nonprofit organizations increase their impact by improving their people, process, and technology systems and workflows. She is a member of both the American Institute of CPAs and the California Society of CPAs and serves on the Armanino nonprofit industry leadership committee. Brenda is a frequent speaker at nonprofit industry and technology events on trends and their impact on 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
  • Education

  • Bryant University
  • Industries Served
    Brenda's Thought Leadership
    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
    The Benefits of Linking Nonprofit Grant and Financial Management Tools
    Integrating grant and financial management platforms improves efficiency, speeds up the grant process and reduces risk.

    May 27, 2021