Cathryn E. McAleavey, MPA

Senior Consultant
CMcAleavey Portrait Square

Cathryn is a Senior Consultant on FMA’s consulting team where she works with a variety of national and local nonprofit organizations to design and strengthen their financial systems, implement sector best practices, identify process efficiencies, and improve internal controls. She recently returned to FMA after spending seven years at Single Stop USA, most recently as Chief Finance and Administration Officer.

During her time at Single Stop USA, Cathryn managed the organization’s financial, accounting, and administrative functions, ensuring that Single Stop had the internal processes and infrastructure necessary to fulfill its mission. Duties included overseeing organization-wide reporting, overseeing the annual financial audit, developing and enforcing a fiscal policies and procedures manual, ensuring compliance with foundation and corporate grants and contracts, and developing grant budgets. Cathryn has significant experience managing complex financial systems, diverse revenue streams, multi-site distribution models, and sub-grant programs.

In her prior years at FMA, as an Associate and then as a Consultant, Cathryn served as an outsourced financial professional for growing nonprofits and created budgeting and cash flow models for organizations with varying degrees of complexity. She is a graduate of New York University’s Stern School of Business where she received a B.S. in Finance and International Business, and she also holds an M.P.A. from New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service.


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