Amanda Read, CPA
Amanda Read is a partner in the Cleveland office of Novogradac. She provides a wide range of services to community development entities, including transaction structuring, development and implementation of internal compliance policies and procedures, bookkeeping, monthly loan servicing and asset management, compliance review and Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund reporting. She also works with organizations in getting their CDFI certification and assists clients with the applications for various programs within the CDFI Fund. She assists her clients in transaction structuring, financial modeling, new markets tax credit (NMTC) compliance and reporting. Ms. Read’s experience includes working with complex financing for community development real estate developments, including using NMTCs, historic tax credits, public/private partnerships, and other federal, state and local tax credits and incentives. She is also a frequent speaker at the preconference workshops at the company’s NMTC conferences. In addition to her NMTC practice, Ms. Read also focuses on the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC), providing accounting, auditing, forecasting and compliance of developments subject to the regulatory requirements of the LIHTC incentive and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Ms. Read received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Akron. She is licensed in Ohio as a certified public accountant.