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.
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
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
Member - American Institute of
Certified Public Accountants
Member - Minnesota Society of
- Metropolitan State University