Tate & Tryon CPAs is pleased to announce that the Greater Washington Society of CPAs (GWSCPA) has named Susan Colladay, a partner in the firm's audit and assurance services practice, one of its 2015 Women to Watch Awards recipients. Susan was recognized in the Experienced Leaders category, which highlights "women who made notable contributions to the accounting profession, their organization, and the development of women as leaders."

Co-sponsored by the GWSCPA and the Women's Initiatives Executive Committee (WIEC) of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the Women to Watch Awards program highlights the accomplishments of women in the CPA profession.  In addition to Experienced Leaders, other award categories include Emerging Leader and Community Leader.

Susan is a Partner in the Firm's audit and assurance services practice and has 23 years of experience either working for, or providing services to, various nonprofit organizations.  In her current role at the Firm, she provides audit and assurance services to several large nonprofit clients with federal awards (single audits) and employee benefit plans. Susan is the Firm's designated partner for the AICPA's Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center and she participates in the Firm's internal Employee Benefit Plan Quality Control Committee, which sets guidelines for standard procedures in relation to audits of employee benefit plans. Susan also leads several other engagements including outsourced internal audit services, agreed upon procedures (including due diligence and compliance), integrated audits of internal control and financial statements, and enterprise risk management (ERM) analysis. 

Susan has been active in working to support, mentor, retain, and advance women in the Firm. Susan was one of the driving forces behind the formation of a Women's Initiatives Executive Committee (WIEC) discussion group within Tate & Tryon, which is a forum for women in management positions to share ideas, stories, and lessons learned about having a successful career in public accounting.  The WIEC discussion group at Tate & Tryon supports and mentors women so they can have a satisfying career and move forward within their own definition of success. 

Susan serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Maryland affiliate of a national advocacy organization that supports women's reproductive rights.  Susan also volunteers her time to support the Mindful Memorial Day Foundation which hosts an event each year inside the Women's Memorial at Arlington Cemetery to honor individual fallen warriors. 

Susan is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), and Greater Washington Society of CPAs (GWSCPA). 

The Women to Watch awards recipients were announced and honored at a luncheon on October 9, 2015 at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington.

About Tate & Tryon

Providing consistent quality and service for over 20 years, Tate & Tryon is a public accounting, technology and advisory firm specializing exclusively in nonprofit organizations.  Our clients represent a broad range of national and international organizations including foundations, arts and cultural organizations, advocacy groups, educational institutions, professional societies, trade associations, and research organizations. Our focus in the nonprofit sector enables us to provide a full range of services to address key areas of operations including reserves strategy, financial governance, risk management, internal control enhancement, process efficiency, benchmarking and metrics development.  With over 120 professionals, Tate & Tryon is among the 160 largest accounting firms in the United States.  Locally, the Washington Business Journal ranks Tate & Tryon among the 20 largest CPA firms in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area.  For additional information visit our website at http://www.tatetryon.com