Patricia A. O’Malley, CPA


The great thing about people who work for nonprofits is their passion for their mission. I work with the management and governance of nonprofit organizations to help them understand and meet the financial and regulatory demands they face, so that they can be more focused on what they do best.


Patty is a senior manager at Rubino & Company and has been providing taxation services for over 30
years. Patty received her BS in Accounting from University of Maryland, University College and her BS in Psychology and Education from Frostburg State College.

With an emphasis on accountability, Patty assists public sector organizations in meeting their financial reporting, operational and federal and state filing requirements. Patty’s experience includes working with public sector organizations in all areas of tax preparation and planning, including alternative investment tax review and analysis. Due to her extensive experience in the industry, Patty understands the vigorous reporting requirements of the Form 990.

Patty founded a nonprofit task force through the GWSCPA Educational Foundation that developed the website, Patty was chair for 12 years and is still active on the task force. She has worked with numerous nonprofits that have struggled with the accounting and reporting requirements over the years, and this has been a way to provide free information to help them do things the right way the first time, and put more emphasis on having time to focus on mission. Furthermore, Patty is a frequent speaker, presenter and author on a variety of topics specifically related to the issues and concerns facing nonprofit organizations; including tax, auditing, advisory and other issues.

Licenses and Education:

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • University of Maryland University College – Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Frostburg State College – Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Education

Member of:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountant
    • Past Council
  • Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountant
    • Chair, Non-profit Financial Accountability Task Force
    • Past President
    • Past Chair, Not-for-Profit Organizations Committee
    • Past Chair, Not-for-Profit Organizations Symposium
  • Maryland Nonprofits
    • Board Member
  • Audubon Naturalist Society
    • Board Member
    • Past Treasurer