Rod Broady is the senior director of finance on Arabella’s Managed Organizations team. He is responsible for maintaining the general ledger, overseeing the financial reporting process for the nonprofit organizations that Arabella manages, supporting financial audits, preparing Form-990s, and ensuring compliance with federal grant reporting requirements. Rod provides technical accounting and operational guidance to a portfolio of public interest projects. Rod also looks for ways to make his team more efficient and streamline processes to enhance internal controls, as well as ensure the quality and accuracy of financial data.
During his tenure at Arabella, Rod has assisted in the coordination and ongoing management of the monthly financial close process and has led the planning and preparation of financial statement audits for the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity, and the other nonprofits that Arabella manages. He also helped to clarify and improve his team’s policies and procedures in order to streamline internal controls and improve operational efficiency. Rod is particularly interested in helping Arabella become a model for other fiscal sponsors looking to establish sound financial practices.
Prior to joining Arabella Advisors, Rod worked for six years for two public accounting firms. Throughout his public accounting career, Rod managed, planned, and supervised financial statement audits several industries, including the nonprofit sector and health care. He has also developed significant expertise in auditing organizations that receive federal funds. In addition, Rod served as a career coach and mentor while leading internal office trainings for colleagues on various topics such as audit planning, testing internal controls, utilizing substantive procedures, and testing journal entries.
Rod has an MS and a BS in accounting from the University of South Carolina. He is a certified public accountant in South Carolina and Virginia.