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Renee Bishop

Chief Operating Officer of Assurance, Tax, and Advisory Services | CPA

rbishop@berrydunn.com

Renee is BerryDunn's Chief Operating Officer of Assurance, Tax, and Advisory  Services. She held previous positions as BerryDunn's Healthcare and Not-for-Profit Practice Group Leader and a Board of Directors member for nine years. 

Since joining the firm in 1993, she has provided assurance and consulting services for a broad spectrum of organizations, including commercial and manufacturing businesses, higher education institutions, and not-for-profits. She also guides clients with complex capital structures and international operations.

Renee works with clients and boards to drive value by providing insightful analysis of financial operations, identifying best financial practices, and communicating emerging accounting and regulatory pronouncements.

Renee is BerryDunn's Chief Operating Officer of Assurance, Tax, and Advisory  Services. She held previous positions as BerryDunn's Healthcare and Not-for-Profit Practice Group Leader and a Board of Directors member for nine years. 

Since joining the firm in 1993, she has provided assurance and consulting services for a broad spectrum of organizations, including commercial and manufacturing businesses, higher education institutions, and not-for-profits. She also guides clients with complex capital structures and international operations.

Renee works with clients and boards to drive value by providing insightful analysis of financial operations, identifying best financial practices, and communicating emerging accounting and regulatory pronouncements.

Experience highlights

Renee helps clients with a variety of issues including:

  • Strategic business planning
  • Financing, including assistance with negotiating with lenders, debt covenant structure, and compliance
  • Federal and state compliance auditing, including Perkins liquidation audits
  • Disseminating communications on higher education finance reporting
  • Mastering the OMB Super Circular
  • Managing and reporting on operating reserves

Publications and presentations

  • Endowments and Their Purpose, Fundriver Conference 2017
  • GASB Accounting Update, Fundriver Conference 2017
  • Audit and Accounting Update
  • Best Practices in Board Governance
  • Accounting for Split-Interest Agreements
  • Understanding UPMIFA
  • Understanding the New Form 990

Memberships and committees

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Maine Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers
  • Independent School Association of Northern New England
  • Massachusetts Nonprofit Network

Community service

  • Good Samaritan Agency, Board of Directors, Past President
  • United Way of Eastern Maine, Board of Directors, Past Treasurer
  • YMCA of Bangor, Board of Directors

Insights

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Press Releases

Resources

Education

Husson University

Certifications

  • CPA