The Most-Trusted Nonprofit Accounting & Bookkeeping Firm

Accurate accounting, timely reports & nonprofit expertise

Get professional and audit-ready financial reports every month. Plus on-demand support and personalized financial guidance from the leaders in nonprofit accounting.

Discover the peace of mind that comes with financial clarity

It’s time to stop worrying about when you’ll get your financial reports this month. Or what they’ll look like this time…or if they’ll even show up at all.

And you can stop dreading the day your “unicorn” bookkeeper finally throws in the towel, leaving you scrambling to find a replacement you can afford.

Accuracy, consistency, and confidence await you. Just click below to schedule your free consultation.

Monthly Financial Reports

Accurate Cloud-Based Bookkeeping

CFO Level Guidance & Advice

Budgeting & Forecasting

Audit Prep & Tax Filing

Expertise, partnership and savings…

The Charity CFO brought expertise about finances, a quickness to understand our books and our practices, and helped us standardize reporting practices. I saw very quickly the value of their partnership to both save us a great deal of money and empower me to realize my vision.

Deb Krause
CEO
Eden Theological Seminary

Focus on your mission, we’ll worry about the books

Any accountant can do your books, but The Charity CFO gives you a dedicated financial partner too. Get the accurate reports you need and expert insights into what those reports mean for your nonprofit.

NONPROFIT BOOKKEEPING SERVICES

Accurate and timely books every single month

Your dedicated accounting associate learns your organization inside and out to accurately execute your day-to-day bookkeeping. You can also rely on them to handle regular communication, basic ad hoc reporting, and account reconciliations.

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Enter vendor invoices and review documentation

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Accurately record program fees, contributions & deposit

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Record wages, payroll taxes, & employee liabilities

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Enter and classify credit card transactions, including grant-eligible expenses

"We got rid of a TON of paper."

“We went from an old-school accountant and stacks of paper in the office to a fractional CFO model and automated bookkeeping. It’s been great, and the transfer of knowledge was excellent.”

Graham Honeycutt
Executive Director
Tucker’s House

"Consistency & accuracy."

“Before The Charity CFO, our reports changed every year. Now we have consistency and accuracy. Everything is documented. It’s too easy to keep doing the same thing even when it’s not really working, I’m glad we made the change.”

Mark Witzling
Executive Director
Craft Alliance

NONPROFIT ACCOUNTING SERVICES

The reporting and expertise you need to lead your team

Your accounting manager serves as your nonprofit’s personal financial advisor. They design modern internal controls, analyze your monthly financial reports, provide on-demand guidance, and ensure your books are ready for audits.
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Bank and credit card reconciliations

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Reconciliation of balance sheet items

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Accrual-based journal entries

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Review classifcation of vendor invoices

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Track donor-specifc fund restrictions

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Record payroll transactions and review third-party reporting

"Consistency & accuracy."

“Before The Charity CFO, our reports changed every year. Now we have consistency and accuracy. Everything is documented. It’s too easy to keep doing the same thing even when it’s not really working, I’m glad we made the change.”

Mark Witzling
Executive Director
Craft Alliance

NONPROFIT CFO SERVICES

Strategic financial guidance you won’t find anywhere else!

Our team is made up of nonproft accountants and former nonproft auditors, CFOs, and board members. We can partner with you to guide you through your annual budgeting process, answer board members’ questions, advise you on compliance issues, and more:

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Prepare monthly reports and tracking that fit your needs

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Develop annual budgets and cash-flow forecasts to manage uncertainty

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Advise you on growth strategies, management practices, and more

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Design modern, transparent accounting systems that can grow and scale

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It’s time to fix your nonprofit’s accounting once and for all

FUTURE-PROOF YOUR NONPROFIT

Here’s what you can expect from The Charity CFO

When you partner with us, a dedicated service team works with you to immediately modernize and automate your accounting systems.

We’ll dig into your current processes and accounting structure and help you find new tools or reports that make your life easier. And we’ll implement solutions that are supported by the best technology, highly efficient, and 100% compliant with nonprofit best practices.

In about a month, you’ll have an accounting system that is transparent and modern that we’ll use to guide your organization confidently into the future.

In just 4 weeks, you’ll get:

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A clean and simple chart of accounts

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Robust and modern internal controls

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Time-saving software to optimize your team

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In-depth training and unlimited support

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Standardized reports that you’re trained to read

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A largely paper-free accounting department

Financial expertise isn’t a luxury.
(it just feels like one)

When you’re on a budget, it’s easy to feel like you need to do it all yourself. The cost of an in-house CFO (or even a phone call to your CPA) can feel like an unnecessary expense.

But access to answers and advice you can trust is a necessity if you want your organization to grow and thrive.

Fortunately, with The Charity CFO, the expertise you need doesn’t have to blow up your budget…

When you partner with us, you’ll pay a flat monthly fee (no hourly billing or overages). So you never have to worry about a “surprise” bill at the end of the month, no matter how many questions you ask.

And with our team there to support you, you’ll gain the confidence to think creatively, act decisively, and guide your organization to become the best version of itself.

You can’t fulfill your mission if you don’t understand your books

Your job is to lead your organization, not to be an accountant. But when your part-time or volunteer accounting team can’t tell you how much of your cash you can actually spend, you can’t lead your team effectively.

The Charity CFO partners with you to provide accurate and transparent accounting, timely reports, and proactive feedback on your finances. So you can focus your energy on executing the big ideas that move your mission forward

I‘d highly recommend The Charity CFO

Tosha and her team have been fantastic with getting our financial processes up to speed, delivering reports that provide grantors the information needed and assisting us thoughtfully during challenging financial goings-on. I’d highly recommend The Charity CFO to any non-profit that wants an accounting team they can trust to have their mission and vision at the core of their decisions.”

Rienna Stewart
Systems Specialist
Detroit Experience Factory

FAQ

Have questions about our nonprofit accounting & bookkeeping services?

Do nonprofits need accounting and bookkeeping?

With millions of nonprofits registered with the IRS, the demand for cost-effective, specialized solutions is significant. Since nonprofit organizations operate differently than other businesses, accounting for a nonprofit organization can be complex. Fortunately, with the right accounting practices and organization, you can feel confident with complete compliance and transparency when it comes to your nonprofit’s finances.

What is nonprofit accounting?

Nonprofit accounting is financial management! It involves practices like recordkeeping and reporting, which are unique for not-for-profit organizations. Nonprofits rely on specialized accounting services because:
A. They have no owners or ownership interests influencing business decisions.
B. Receive contributions from outside organizations that do not expect returns.
C. Are fulfilled by completing a mission that is outside the scope of profit maximization.

What is the difference between bookkeeping and accounting?

Bookkeeping is the day to day processing of your transactions – getting the information into Quickbooks Online or a similar accounting software.

Accounting is the reconciliation, analysis, and understanding of the numbers. Preparing financial statements in a meaningful way for your board and management.

What is the best accounting software for nonprofits?

We have experience working with many nonprofit accounting software. Some of the software we have used includes: Quickbooks, Quickbooks Online, Xero, and Sage Intaact.

When do I need to hire an accountant?

Nonprofits look to hire an outsourced accountant or bookkeeper once they hit $150,000 in revenues. The accounting has now become complex with grant reporting and tracking. Transaction volume has also increased so much that the founder may not have the time to keep up.

How much does it cost to hire an accountant?

When you walk alongside The Charity CFO, you pay less for more. Schedule a call with us to talk more about your organization and receive a custom proposal.

Do you help file our nonprofit IRS 990, IRS 990N, or IRS 990EZ?

Yes! As CPAs, we can prepare and file all of your tax returns.

What is a 1099?

A 1099 is a federal IRS form that states compensation to non-employees. This is required to be filed by January 31st each year.

Do you help with 1099s?

Yes! Many of our clients have us assist with the preparation and filing of 1099s.

NONPROFIT ACCOUNTING RESOURCES

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