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Dan BusbyDan Busby is the President of ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability), an oversight and accreditation organization. A CPA, Mr. Busby founded a CPA firm, was the Controller of a major medical center and CFO of a major religious denomination. Hundreds of thousands of his books and booklets on tax and finance issues have been used by church and other nonprofit leaders. Over 250 of his articles have appeared in various magazines and websites. He is a frequent speaker at national nonprofit conferences and has spoken in 37 states.

Longer Version

Dan Busby, President of ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability), has been involved in the work of the churches and nonprofit organizations for his entire career.

On staff with ECFA since 1998 (and previously serving with them as a volunteer for 10 years), Mr. Busby serves as the editor of ECFA’s newsletter, FOCUS on Accountability, is the primary contributor to ECFA’s website (www.ECFA.org), and serves as a resource for ECFA’s members.

His career has been varied: 10 years with the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, where he served as Controller, 10 years as the founding partner of a CPA firm in Kansas City, Busby, Keller & Co. (the firm operates today as Keller & Owens) and 11 years as the Chief Financial Officer of The Wesleyan Church Corporation at their denominational offices in Indianapolis.

Dan served 110 man-years on nonprofit boards and is a past national board member of the Christian Management Association. He has made speaking presentations in 37 states. He is a prolific writer with over 250 articles published.

His two tax and finances books for ministers and churches have been annually revised and published by Zondervan since 1990:  The Zondervan Church and Nonprofit Tax & Financial Guide and The Zondervan Minister’s Tax & Financial Guide. He co-authored A Christian’s Guide to Worryfree Money Management, another Zondervan title. In 2007, Donor-Restricted Gifts Simplified was published and is the only book written primarily on this challenging topic.

He has received many awards. The National Association of Church Business Administration (NACBA) honored him with the Significant Contributor Hall of Fame Award. The Christian Management Association presented him with a Significant Contributor Award. Your Church magazine named him as one of the three CPAs in the U.S. who ministers would prefer to prepare their tax return. Oklahoma Wesleyan University bestowed an honorary Doctor of Business Administration degree. World Hope International honored him for his contributions in helping to establish this international relief and development organization.

On March 1, 2008, the Engstrom Institute honored Dan by appointing him as one of the first three Fellows. The appointment was made because he has distinguished himself in the area of nonprofit financial management.

Mr. Busby is a CPA and a graduate of Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas, with a Master’s degree. He and his wife, Claudette, have two children and two grandchildren.

 

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