Senior Accountant

Peter Byrne

Peter is a versatile accounting professional with expertise in monthly close procedures, external and internal audit, maintaining accounting records, financial report preparation, financial analysis, budgeting and forecasting, preparing journal entries, legal compliance and revenue recognition.

He attended B.A.T. in Ireland (Now known as Griffith College) where he focused on the A.C.C.A. certification, and began his accounting career twenty six years ago with Guinness PLC, in Dublin. Peter recently came to Community Initiatives with over two decades accounting experience with tech startups. “I became more interested in socially responsible and globally ethical organizations. I sent my resume to places like Earth-Justice and Kiva, and when an opening came up at Community Initiatives it seemed like a very good fit.”

Not surprisingly, what he loves most about the organization speaks to the core of the work – freeing up the nonprofit  community from a lot of the “paperwork” involved in doing business, so they can continue to stay focused on mission, programs, and community impact.

Originally hailing from Dublin, Peter moved to Boston in 1990. But the winters did him in. He tried out the Bay Area and hasn’t looked back. When he is not crunching numbers for community good, he dances, dabbles in meditation, and even had the fortitude to get back to the gym after a short sabbatical. He’s traveled all over Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, and would love to hike the Rockies – if his knees are up for it.