Instructor Biography

Margaret Thomas, CPA, MHA

MARGARET SHAW THOMAS, CPA, MHA (Licensed as a CPA in Georgia and North Carolina) Marci Thomas, CPA, MHA, is an author and discussion leader for Loscalzo Associates Ltd. Ms. Thomas is a principal and director of quality control for Metcalf-Davis, a CPA firm in Atlanta. In that role, she also updates the Single Audit Service for the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) and the editor of its monthly newsletter Federal Audit News and Insights. Marci is also a clinical assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she teaches Healthcare Strategy, Finance, Governance and Internal Control. Ms. Thomas also works with accounting firms, performing quality control and efficiency reviews and with nonprofit boards on strategic planning, internal control and governance issues. From 1986 through 1999 and again in 2005, Ms. Thomas worked for Deloitte, primarily in the accounting and advisory services department. Most recently, she was Director in Deloitte Consulting in strategy and operations practice in the Atlanta office. Marci specializes in working with not-for-profit organizations, including those in the healthcare and higher education arenas. In addition to those areas, she is also a nationally recognized author and speaker on OMB Circular A-133 and Governance. Ms. Thomas received her Bachelor in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from the Georgia State University and her Masters in Health Administration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a frequent speaker at local, regional and national conferences. Ms. Thomas serves on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Association of CPAs and is on the executive committee of the Board. She is also a member of the Not-for-Profit Committee. She is on the Board of Georgians for a Healthy Future. In addition to writing numerous training manuals for Loscalzo Associates Ltd., she is co-editor and author of a book published by Jossey Bass in 2004, Essentials of Physician Practice Management. Her book, Best of Boards: Sound Governance and Leadership for Nonprofit Organizations, was published by the AICPA in June 2011 and is on its second printing. Her newest book on Health Care Financial Management was published by Wiley Publishing in January 2014.