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
    Nonprofit Organization Plans In Volatile Times
    Case Study
    Armanino implements Adaptive Planning to automate a nonprofits planning strategy during the pandemic. Reply

    March 10, 2021
    Armanino Helps Koret Foundation Complete Its Digital Transformation
    Case Study
    A private foundation utilized Sage Intacct and Armanino’s implementation team to move to the cloud.

    December 28, 2020
    Blog articles
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