• Background and Primary Focus

    Gwen Vass, a partner in the firm, is a 1980 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her 38+ years of experience at Williams Overman Pierce has included a concentration in construction, employee benefit plans, and not-for-profit organizations. Ms. Vass is a certified fraud examiner who provides consulting on fraud and forensic accounting matters. She is also one of the firm’s major providers of advice and counsel on audit and tax issues impacting the non-profit and private sectors. Her areas of interest include:

        • Audits of non-profit organizations, employee benefit plans, and construction contractors
        • Audits of federal awards in accordance with Uniform Grant Guidance
        • Audits, reviews, and compilations of private companies
        • Consulting with audit committees
        • Reviews of operations and recommendations for improving efficiency
        • Implementation and review of internal controls

    Professional and Civic Accomplishments

        • Board Member of the North Carolina Community College Foundation – Audit Committee Chair
        • The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
        • Raleigh Professional Women’s Forum Treasurer
        • Raleigh Kiwanis Club
        • SAFEChild Volunteer
        • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
        • The North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants

Gwendolyn L. Vass, CPA, CFE

Phone: 919-782-3444


NC CPA Certificate #: 14585

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