Renee St. John, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Renee joined JCS in December 2019. As CFO, she is responsible for the overall financial strategy and direction of the organization’s business, finance and personnel operations. Within finance, she guides the staff, finance committee, investment committee and board of directors on all financial matters, including external audit functions, banking, investments, tax reporting and human resources. She also oversees the financial reporting of JCS’s related entities Shalom and Shalom II Affordable Housing Complexes and Tamarisk Assisted Living Residence.
Renee Comes to JCS with over 20 years of experience as a CPA. Prior to this position Renee was the controller at Community Care Alliance, managing day-to-day finance operations and a team of staff members responsible for accounting, accounts payables, receivables, and payroll. Her 15 years of experience in audits of not-for-profit clients, comes from her time working with KLR in Providence as a senior audit manager in the Not-for-profit division . Renee has extensive knowledge in the nonprofit arena, with a strong record of building solid Not-for-profit accounting policies, and reporting procedures with compliance to appropriate GAAP standards.
Renee received her Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bryant University. She has also served on multiple boards and committees, while currently serving on the Board of Directors and Finance Committee for the Rhode Island Community Foodbank.