Lawrence (Larry) Poupard serves as a Chief Financial Officer for a variety of clients. He holds his CPA designation and has a BBA in Accounting from Eastern Michigan University. Larry began his career at Wright, Griffin, Davis and Co., CPA’s (now part of the Rehmann Group) in Ann Arbor, where he attained his license as a Certified Public Accountant. During his six years at WGD he worked on the audit team and specialized in not-for-profit and performing arts organizations. While working and living in Ann Arbor he also served on the Board of Directors as Treasurer of the Washtenaw Council for the Arts and on the Audit and Allocation Committees of the Washtenaw United Way
Larry’s experience at WGD led him to join Spectrum Human Services, Inc. and affiliated companies as their Chief Financial Officer, a role that he filled for over 22 years. During this time, he was an integral part of the management team that led the organizational growth from a single organization with $15 million in annual revenues to a group of organizations totaling over $70 million. . He was active with the Michigan Association of CPA’s as a member of the Not-for-Profit Conference Committee and as a speaker on agency accounting practices for the Michigan Department of Human Services.
Larry joined the Financial One Accounting team in 2012.. He specializes in numerous not-for-profit industries, including, but not limited to, foundations, health and welfare organizations, community organizations and animal shelters. He also has a deep understanding of contributions including donor restrictions, classifications of net assets, government grants and their compliance requirements, group home contracting and budgeting, and foundations including endowments. Larry has been involved in the development of standard workpaper guidelines for Financial One and regularly consults with a variety of clients He is an active member of the MICPA and AICPA.
Larry currently serves as the Treasurer of the Human Services Association Workers Compensation Fund, first joining their Board in 1994. In addition, he is Immediate Past President for The 501 Alliance, a group insurance plan for unemployment services for not-for-profit organizations in Michigan and has served on this board since 1992.
Larry’s family includes his wife, Beth, son David and daughter-in-law Tina, daughters Lauren and Olivia, and granddaughters Lyla and Ellia. He has enjoyed coaching his children and their teammates over the years in baseball, soccer, hockey, basketball and softball and served for 5 years on the board of the Northville Baseball and Softball Association.