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Paulette A. Clarke-McFarland

Audit Manager

Ms. Clarke-McFarland is an audit manager with CBM-Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C., providing tax, accounting and audit services to not-for-profit organizations. She also specializes in single audit under the Uniform Guidance (formerly OMB Circular A-133) engagements, audits of not-for-profits as well as preparation of IRS Form 990. Paulette joined CBM with the merger of Drolet & Associates, PLLC (Drolet), where she was an auditor and later an audit manager for approximately 14 years.

She was also an accounting manager and staff supervisor for a major non-profit with specific knowledge of grant reporting requirements for OMB Circulars A-110, A-113 and A-122 for approximately 13 years. She is a United States Army & D.C. National Guard veteran and served as accounting specialist with experience in governmental accounting.

Professional Qualifications and Education

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Strayer College, Washington, DC
  • Associates Degree in Accounting—Prince Georges Community College, Largo, MD

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants

Civic and Business Associations

  • Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges
  • Army Accommodation Medal


My daughters and grandson are my influence.


My parents always taught me to work hard and give my best.


When social injustice occurs, I feel the need to speak out.

Lightning Round:

  • What is your favorite memory? Graduating from basic training in the Army.
  • Where is your favorite place to spend time? I like to vacation and spend time in Jamaica.
  • What is one item on your bucket list? To visit Paris.
  • What do you want people to remember most about you? That I was a good person.
  • What is a favorite book that you read? I like reading romance novels.