AH Forward combines the expertise of three well-respected organizations:
Together, we have developed policies and procedures, conducted training, provided consulting, and technical assistance to the affordable housing industry and HUD. The three firms have a combined 100+years of experience in providing support to the affordable housing industry.
Since 1998 the Affordable Housing Association of CPAs (AHACPA) has provided training and financial reporting assistance to housing agencies, auditors, fee accountants, on HUD’s public housing, HCV, and multifamily housing programs and Agriculture’s rural housing program. AHACPA also consults for HUD on topics related to asset management, multifamily housing, and RAD.
Phineas Consulting was established in 2003 and is based in the Washington DC area. From the company’s inception, Phineas Consulting has successfully managed and executed work in HUD’s Public and Indian Housing program areas, including the Operating and Capital Funds, Housing Choice Voucher, and REAC’s Public Housing Assessment Subsystem (PHAS). In addition to services provided directly to HUD, Phineas Consulting has provided technical assistance and training to PHAs on HUD’s programs and PHAs’ management and financial operations.
Chris Kubacki, CPA
Chris Kubacki is a principal with Phineas Consulting and has over 15 years of specialized experience in the public housing industry. Chris and the firm continues to be engaged by HUD, to provide support to HUD’s Public Housing programs, the Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) financial and management operations areas, and technical assistance to housing authorities. Chris is regarded as a leading expert on financial reporting for HUD programs and has trained on a wide-range of topics including HUD funding formulas, program rules, asset management, and FDS reporting. Recent and ongoing projects include training HUD and PHAs on proper financial reporting, advising on positioning strategies, including RAD, providing technical assistance for MTW PHA evaluations, and recommendations on changes to the central office cost center (COCC) and portfolio assessments.
Chris has previously served as both the Director of PIH’s Financial Management Division with responsibility for the Operating Fund program and REAC’s Financial Assessment Subsystem for Public Housing (FASS-PH). Mr. Kubacki has a BS in Accounting with Honors from Michigan State University and is a CPA.
Moon Tran is the president of Phineas Consulting and has over 15 years of housing industry experience in the areas of program evaluation, development of policy regulation, program operations, and management and financial analysis. Moon has provided business support and to HUD and technical assistance and training to housing authorities. Moon continues to provide ongoing support to HUD’s program areas, including PIH’s Real Estate Assessment Center. Moon’s recent work incudes providing financial and management operations assistance to at risk PHAs and financial training to HUD and PHAs. Moon also is supporting HUD’s efforts related to changes to the public housing and HCV assessment, the Central Office Cost Center (COCC), and PIC Next Generation
Moon was previously employed by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, serving as a Program Analyst for the public and Indian Housing programs and was a Manager with KPMG. Moon has a BA in Political Science from Southwestern University.
Urlaub & Co.
Urlaub & Co., PLLC, is a certified public accounting firm with 28 years of experience in providing fee accounting, auditing and consulting services to PHA and nonprofit agencies. With clients ranging from 8 units to several thousand, we tailor our services to meet their individual needs. Our firm has participated in several HUD contracts providing technical assistance for housing agencies and providing training related to financial accounting and reporting. Consulting services include the design of internal control procedures; implementation of cost allocation methods; training to various local, state and national levels; and FDS/VMS reporting.
Ron Urlaub, CPA
Mr. Ronald Urlaub is a Certified Public Accountant with 28 years of experience in governmental and nonprofit accounting. He has extensive knowledge of HUD regulations and GAAP requirements as they pertain to housing agencies. His experience includes auditing, consulting, performing review and compilation services for housing agencies, municipalities, and nonprofit agencies.
Mr. Urlaub has participated in several HUD contracts, including Financial Data Schedule training, asset management training and consulting, stop loss reviews and technical support. In addition to these contracts, he has assisted in the reviewing of Financial Data Schedule submissions for REAC and has participated in on-site technical assistance contracts for PHAs through HUD.
Mr. Urlaub has spoken at several training sessions at the state, regional, and national level. These seminars have been presented on behalf of National, Regional, and State NAHRO associations, Affordable Housing Association of Certified Public Accountants, and other various groups. These seminars have included the interpretation of GAAP principles as well as specific HUD requirements. In addition, Mr. Urlaub has provided specific HUD training for state legislative auditors.
Maria Urlaub, CPA
Maria Urlaub is a Certified Public Accountant with 26 years of experience in governmental and nonprofit accounting. Her experience includes auditing, consulting, and performing compilation services for housing agencies, municipalities, and nonprofit agencies. She has provided technical assistance to Housing Authorities related to financial and management operations. Ms. Urlaub has provided consulting services in such areas as the Housing Choice Voucher Program, asset management, and internal controls. She has spoken at several training sessions at the state and regional level. These seminars have been presented on behalf of Regional and State NAHRO associations. Ms. Urlaub is a member of the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA) and Affordable Housing Association of Certified Public Accountants (AHACPA).