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Fran Brown

Managing Partner

505.50.CAPIN ext. 1801
Areas of Service

Audit and accounting
Consulting and advisory
Tax and accounting


As Managing Partner, Fran leads the firm and guides the implementation of strategic plans and objectives. He is also involved in client acquisition meetings, significant board meetings, and representing the firm nationally. Fran has more than 35 years of experience providing audit and management consulting services to a variety of nonprofit entities, including colleges and universities. Fran previously led the New England Higher Education and Not-for-Profit Practice at Grant Thornton and was partner-in-charge of the not-for-profit practice at CCR LLP. His expertise includes strategic planning, budgeting, financial statement preparation, exempt-organization tax filing, real property sales and leases, board training, and enterprise risk management (ERM) training.

Civic/Professional Involvement

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, member
Massachusetts Society of CPAs, member
National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), member

Certifications and Licenses

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – Massachusetts, Washington, D.C.
AICPA Not-for-Profit Certificate

Speaking and Other Service

Fran is a frequent speaker at seminars, workshops, and conferences. He serves as a board member of several organizations, including the Davenport Memorial Foundation, the Adelaide Breed Bayrd Foundation, and the 1st Lt. Scott F. Milley Ranger Foundation. Fran attends Seven Mile Road Church outside Boston with his family.


B.A., Gordon College
M.S., Bentley University