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Kathleen Nauer

President Emeritus


Kathleen (Kathy) Nauer is the founder and President Emeritus of Financial One Accounting. She earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Accounting and Finance from Michigan State University and began her career at McCafferty & Hogan CPAs. During her six-year tenure, she became the firm’s Not-For-Profit Accounting Manager. Because of her knowledge and expertise in this area, she became part of a team that helped establish the financial reporting guidelines for the Michigan Department of Mental Health. 

Kathy’s passion for mission-based organizations led her to join Alternative Services Inc. (ASI) and Community Living Concepts (CLC) as their Chief Financial Officer. ASI and CLC and their related entities operate in four states and provide a broad spectrum of creative, personalized support to children and adults with disabilities. In her capacity as Chief Financial Officer for ASI and CLC, Kathy repeatedly encountered similar organizations who were doing a spectacular job of delivering valuable services to the disabled community, but were struggling with the very specialized accounting required. In October of 1987, Kathy established Financial One Accounting as a mission-based for-profit accounting firm focused specifically on serving the accounting needs inherent to not-for-profit organizations. 

In addition to founding and growing a successful company, Kathy has served on various boards and as a Trustee for not-for-profit organizations for over 30 years. 

Kathy’s personal passion is working with the homeless community. She is regularly involved with Focus Hope and Lighthouse of Oakland County where she has volunteered many hours working as well as hosting homeless shelter events. 

Kathy has been married for over 40 years to Richard Nauer, a Senior Vice President/Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley. Their family includes sons Jonathan and Christopher and daughter-in-law, Nicole. She enjoys spending time with her family, relaxing in their home in Glen Arbor and working at the local tea shop.

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