Donna McAuliffe, CPA, CCIFP Audit Senior Manager

Donna McAuliffe is an Audit Senior Manager in Grassi’s New Jersey office and brings extensive experience to the firm. Donna works primarily with clients within the architecture and engineering, construction, and real estate industries. She utilizes her expertise to assist clients with financial reporting and implementing best practices to achieve their financial and business goals.

In addition to her CPA license, Donna has also earned the designation of CCIFP, Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional. As a CCIFP, Donna understands the unique accounting requirements of the construction industry. She uses this expertise not only to advise her clients but also to advance the professional development of Grassi’s construction team through training and mentoring.

Prior to joining Grassi, Donna spent several years in private industry working as a controller for a real estate investment advisor and developer. In this role, she was responsible for financial reporting, budgeting, cash management and due diligence for potential acquisitions. Previously, Donna served as a CFO for an investment firm, where her responsibilities included financial reporting, investor relations and human resources.

Donna serves as President of the Construction Financial Management Association of New Jersey (CFMA – NJ). She served as a board member for the Women Builders Council of New York. To stay informed of the current issues facing our clients, Donna is active in many other industry trade associations as well, including the American Council of Engineering Companies of New Jersey (ACEC NJ), Professional Women in Construction – New Jersey (PWC – NJ), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA).

Donna earned her B.S. in Accounting from Manhattan College.