Marci Thomas, MHA, CPA, CGMA, licensed as a CPA in Georgia and North Carolina, is an author and nationally recognized speaker on various accounting and auditing topics to companies, nonprofits, CPA firms, and state societies of CPAs around the country. A frequent speaker at local, regional, and national conferences, she also writes and teaches courses in governance, financial management, grants accounting, strategy, and various operational topics. Marci is a clinical assistant professor in the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She works with numerous accounting firms, performing quality control and efficiency reviews; and with boards on strategic planning, internal control, and governance issues. Marci serves on the Not-for-Profit Committee for the North Carolina Association of CPAs. Marci has written and co-written several books, including Essentials of Physician Practice Management, published by Jossey Bass in 2004. Her book Best of Boards: Sound Governance and Leadership for Nonprofit Organizations was published by the AICPA and Wiley Publishing in 2018 and is on its second printing. Her book on health care financial management was published by Wiley Publishing in 2014, with a new edition expected in 2020. Marci received her Bachelor in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from the Georgia State University and her Masters in Health Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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