Bradley S. Chaffin, CPA


“Technology is driving many of the changes in business today, and our clients are faced with issues that were unheard of five years ago. I consider it part of my job to help them stay ahead of the game.”

Brad advises and leads the Not-for-Profit group of more than 25 professionals dedicated to serving the non-profit community. He has 35 years of audit, accounting, business advisory, and management experience providing integrated business solutions for Barnes Dennig clients. He oversees many of the firm’s internal management initiatives and provides leadership for the firm’s niches. His career spans more than three decades of providing business counsel and creating solutions for clients.

Brad is a proactive leader and strategic advisor to many organizations, addressing all of their accounting and auditing needs. In addition to his concentrated work experience with Not-for-Profit organizations, Brad has specialized knowledge of religious, social service, mental health, education, membership organizations, arts, and medical organizations. Brad is also experienced with Uniform Guidance (FKA OMB Circular A-133), Governmental, New Market Tax and Historic Credits, and Foundations.

Accounting firms across the country trust and rely on Brad to perform peer reviews of their operations. Peer reviews are performed every three years to assure a firm’s compliance with AICPA quality control standards. In this role, he has been exposed to the best practices utilized by progressive firms.

Brad serves as an advisor on the CET Planned Giving Committee and is an active key member of Barnes Dennig’s Audit & Accounting Committee. In addition, he is a board member of New Life Properties, an affiliate of Lighthouse Youth Services.

Brad is an honors graduate of Wilmington College with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA).


“We have a long-standing relationship with Barnes Dennig and have found the service and responsiveness to be exceptional. Brad, Kara & Paula have always been responsive and look for ways to go the extra mile. The support during the COVID19 and PPP Loan has been exceptional. Thank you for your expertise and support of our accounting, tax, and audit needs.”

– Barnes Dennig Client, 2020

“Great working relationship and consistent responsiveness to our questions and needs.”

– Pam S., Executive Director

“Outstanding team. Brad Chaffin, Rachael Cruse, and the fieldwork team do a great job every year for us across our multiple organizations. They are professional, insightful, thorough, and provide fresh insights each year that help improve our organizations.”

– Barnes Dennig Client, 2020