We have one mission: helping you achieve yours.

Consider us your community advocates

No one knows better than you: it takes a committed community to make a real, lasting difference. Naturally, our nonprofit practice group applies advanced understanding of nonprofit funding, financial models, reporting and guidelines to your needs, and we work closely with you to build your confidence in your financial operations. But we also champion your mission as our own. We’ll share resources, connections, and mentoring that can help you expand your network and realize your vision.

Empowering nonprofit growth is more than our profession; it’s our passion. Let us prove it to you.

You can always expect us to…

  • Own your mission
  • Customize our engagement approach for your nonprofit organization
  • Mentor best practices, apply strategies that address your unique financial challenges, and optimally position you to meet your reporting needs
  • Alert you to emerging financial issues, including significant IRS and FASB developments, new pronouncements, and regulations for nonprofit organizations
  • Be a hands-on resource and share news and updates from the BDO Institute for Nonprofit Excellence
  • Foster connections and share our network with your organization
  • Strengthen the community through our own personal involvement and leadership in local nonprofit organizations

 We work with:

  • Arts, Cultural & Recreational Organizations
  • Business & Trade Associations
  • Charities and Social Services
  • Churches and Religious Organizations
  • Foundations
  • Membership and Advocacy Associations
  • Private Clubs

We can help you with…

Nonprofit audit services, tax preparation and consulting, and management advisory services, including:

  • Audits, reviews, and compilations of nonprofit financial statements in accordance with governmental auditing standards, including A-133 compliance
  • Completing 990 forms
  • Ways to allocate overhead expenses to program services, management, and general fundraising
  • Information about topical issues and cutting-edge solutions for various accounting and tax problems
  • Evaluating net assets for proper allocation of permanently restricted, temporarily restricted, and unrestricted net components
  • Identifying Unrelated Business Income (UBI) and how to minimize it
  • Reconciling detail records to ensure they agree with your organization’s financial reports
  • Helping you design a compensation plan for your officers and directors
  • Board of Directors consultation on best practices for nonprofit organizations
  • Implementing new FASB requirements as they become effective and applying existing FASB statements as needed
  • Evaluating and designing internal control systems, including the appropriate implementation of the COSO Report, Internal Control—Integrated Framework
  • Assistance in the initial application process for nonprofit status

Nonprofit Leadership

Now, let’s get personal.

Our nonprofit team dedicates hours of their personal time serving as board members and committee members for local nonprofit organizations. And as a firm, Perkins & Co feels giving back to the community means helping to foster its growth. You can always see us out and about:

  • Working with organizations who help those in need
  • Taking on leadership roles in organizations that attract businesses to the area
  • Supporting our state universities with board involvement and scholarship funds
  • Serving as members and volunteers of 49 professional and industry organizations
  • Serving as board members and committee members for 65 nonprofit organizations
  • Corporate sponsors of over 65 professional and nonprofit organizations

Check out our Community page for details and a list of nonprofit organizations we support.

BDO Institute for Nonprofit Excellence (The Institute)

Perkins’ alliance with BDO, LLP, the nation’s fifth largest accounting and consulting firm, gives our nonprofit practice group access to the BDO Institute for Nonprofit Excellence (The Institute). We tap this comprehensive network of people who have specialized technical knowledge to find specific business answers, for second opinions, and to develop innovative, practical business strategies for tax-exempt organizations.

But we’re not just name-dropping. We’ll give you access to BDO resources of special interest to your audit committee members, Board of Directors, and financial executives:

  • Guide to Forming and Running an Audit Committee for a Not-for-Profit Organization
  • Ac’sense corporate governance and financial reporting seminars and webcast series

AICPA Governmental Audit Quality Center

We are also a member of the AICPA Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC). The GAQC promotes the importance of quality governmental audits and the value of audits to purchasers of governmental audit services.

Learn more about the GAQC in this AICPA TV episode:

Our 1:6 ratio means more 1:1.

Our ratio of executive team shareholders to staff is unusually low for a full-service regional firm: 1:6 or lower, depending on the service or industry practice group. It means you get the direct, involved attention of our top talent from day one. They proactively offer you strategy, feedback and ideas all along the way.

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