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Tully Rinckey PLLC CFO to Receive Michael H. Urbach Community Builders Award

Tully Rinckey PLLC is pleased to announce that the New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants have awarded Tully Rinckey PLLC Chief Financial Officer Jeremy Noble the prestigious 2013 Michael H. Urbach Community Builders Award for his “charitable board leadership” on the boards of directors of multiple 501(c)(3) community-based nonprofit organizations in New York’s Capital Region.

Mr. Noble, who joined Tully Rinckey PLLC in 2007, has served on the boards of the following community-based nonprofit organizations:

  • Family & Child Service of Schenectady, Inc.
    • President (2011)
    • Treasurer (2006-2010)
  • Not So Common Players, Inc.
    • Treasurer (2007-present)
  • Schenectady County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
    • Treasurer (2008-present)
    • Captain of the SPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement Division (2008-present)
  • Early Care & Learning Council
    • Treasurer (2008-2011)

Mr. Noble’s list of accomplishments at these nonprofit organizations is long. He, for example, restructured Family & Child Service of Schenectady’s spending on a number of budget items so the organization can better serve its mission, and he led the organization in purchasing a building in Schenectady in 2011 to provide the charity with more space. He led Not So Common Players’s incorporation process in 2009, which allowed it to operate independently from the Town of Clifton Park by the following year. At the Schenectady County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, he formed the organization, secured its 501(c)(3) determination letter, and created and monitored its budget. He also secured a $20,000 grant in 2008 to arm volunteer SPCA peace officers, acquire equipment, and purchase a police vehicle.

“There are many chartable organizations in the community that want to do good but are structured in a way that impairs their ability to do so efficiently. I find myself fortunate to have worked with so many other board members who have been dedicated to eliminating these impediments, and I am honored to receive the Urbach Award,” said Mr. Noble, who is a Colonie Central High School graduate and who received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degrees from the University at Albany. “I believe my work on these boards has helped their nonprofit organizations have a positive and lasting impact on the communities they serve.”

Mr. Noble’s achievements at Tully Rinckey PLLC are equally impressive. As the member of Tully Rinckey PLLC’s management team responsible for all financial aspects of the firm, he has managed its revenue growth that has led the firm to become one of the fastest growing law firms in the country as rated by inc5000. He laid the groundwork for Tully Rinckey PLLC’s expansions into multiple markets in upstate New York, Virginia and the District of Columbia between 2008 and 2013. The firm’s expansion into these markets were made possible by Mr. Noble’s accurate cash flow forecasting, his restructuring of the firm’s financial department and modernization of its billing systems, his ability to obtain financing in a difficult lending environment, along with his optimization of capital projects.

“We have long valued Jeremy for his numerous contributions to Tully Rinckey, and I’m happy to see NYCON and NYSSCPA are recognizing him for his contributions to the community,” said Tully Rinckey PLLC Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey.

The Michael H. Urbach Community Builders Award is named after the first CPA to serve as commissioner of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. The award is jointly sponsored by NYCON and NYSSCPA. Mr. Noble will formally receive the Urbach Award at NYCON’s annual business meeting at the Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, N.Y. on Oct. 10.


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