BMSS LLC sent managing partner Don Murphy and four CPAs from its management group to Kigali, Rwanda, for 10 days in July to help launch a business analyst and manager training program with Bridge2Rwanda.
Bridge2Rwanda (B2R) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2007 in order to create opportunities for Rwandan student to obtain a global education and to attract foreign direct investors to help accelerate Rwanda’s economic growth. BMSS originally connected with B2R through Dale Dawson, the founder.
Along with Murphy, senior manager Kate Fluker, senior manager Nick D’Alessandro, manager Margi Patel and supervisor Jennifer Mayfield spent their time leading accounting and business training for the B2R analyst program and meeting with B2R students. The training was broken down into lessons on QuickBooks, Leadership, Steps to Starting a Business, Personal Finance and Financial Statement Analysis. Although most of the BMSS family was unable to be in Rwanda in person, many contributed funds to purchase educational resources for the library program in a neighboring village.
Fluker was responsible for scheduling and leading the trip to Rwanda. “Spending time with the analysts and other members of the B2R team was such a privilege,” she said. “I learned so much about the Rwandan culture and their personal stories. These individuals are truly remarkable and are headed for great things. I am so thankful that I was able to be a small part of their journey.”
BMSS looks forward to more opportunities to partner alongside B2R in the future. To learn more about B2R, visit https://www.bridge2rwanda.org/.
BMSS LLC is a Top 3 CPA firm in Alabama with six locations throughout the state. The firm serves clients in a variety of different industries, including construction, manufacturing, credit unions, nonprofits and technology. BMSS provides the traditional accounting, auditing and tax services as well as value-added services including payroll administration, wealth management and IT support. Since 1998, we have been an independent member of the BDO Alliance USA, a nationwide association of independently owned local and regional accounting, consulting and service firms with similar client service goals.