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Barry Rogers

CPA and Managing Partner

O. Barry Rogers established BWK Rogers PC (formerly Rogers and Company) in 1981, a professional CPA partnership dedicated to excellence in serving the nonprofit industry.

As managing partner, Barry directs the firm's work, which consists primarily of audits for organizations in Minnesota.  He also partners with national CPA firms on governmental and nonprofit engagements.

Prior to founding Barry BWK Rogers PC, Barry spent five years on the audit staff of Ernst and Young (formerly Arthur Young and Company) in its Detroit, Michigan office.  He worked extensively with colleges, universities and hospitals, applying many of the concepts that govern the accounting standards being used by nonprofit organizations today. 

Over the years, Barry has contributed to enhancing the accounting profession in the nonpprofit world with his close ties to academia.  He has spent almost 20 years teaching nonprofit accounting and auditing at Metropolitan University, St. Paul, Minnesota.  He is a co-author of the national certification program for nonprofit accounting professionals (C.N.A.P.) sponsored by the Nonprofit Services Association (NSA).  As the exclusive host, Mr. Rogers brings to Minnesota this national certification program and he is the instructor for the four-day C.N.A.P. program in Minneapolis, Minnesota.   

Barry is also a regular participant at seminars sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Minnesota Society of CPAs.

Throughout his career, Barry has been dedicated to helping young people in the field by offering internships and training to numerous accounting students for careers in the nonprofit industry and public accounting.

Barry  will be the lead service partner and will have overall responsibility for many of the services provided to you.  He has had substantial experience in auditing nonprofit organizations.  His experience dates back to 1974, when he worked for the Detroit, Michigan office of Arthur Young & Company.

Since 1979, Barry has been an accounting instructor at Metropolitan State University and has taught both nonprofit accounting and auditing.  His academic background has resulted in many client referrals.  He is also a regular participant at seminars sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Minnesota Society of CPAs.

 

Education and Professional Activities

  •     University of Notre Dame - Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting and Finance

  •     Certified Public Accountant  

  •     President - Nonprofit Services Association

  •     Member - American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

  •     Member -  Minnesota Society of CPAs

  •     Accounting Instructor - Metropolitan State University