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Accounting, Tax, and Advisory Solutions for Botanical Gardens

Sustainable Solutions for a Brighter Future



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Plant the Seeds for Continued Success

Sustainability isn’t just part of what we do – it’s who we are. From our LEED® Gold certified and ENERGY STAR® rated offices to our commitment to investing our time and resources in local nonprofits, taking care of our community and our planet is core to our DNA.

It’s why we’re excited to partner with the nation’s leading botanical gardens. You represent the crown jewels of so many of our communities. Our goal: to help you blossom and bloom.

Together, we’ll plant the seeds for your garden to make a lasting impact, helping you navigate the challenges of today while planning for a better tomorrow.

Abstract Euphorbia esculenta Marloth at a Botanical Garden in California

“We use Smith + Howard for our audit, tax and special project work. Their advice and counsel is exceptional. Most recently, without Smith + Howard’s advice, we would have missed out on a $4M refund from a tax incentive program.”

David Seem, CFO, Miller-Zell

Serving Nonprofits for Over 50 Years

At Smith + Howard, our advisors have been serving the nation’s leading nonprofit organizations for over 50 years – and we’re just as excited for the next 50.

Our team brings unrivaled expertise in every area of nonprofit accounting, from managing donor restrictions and internal accounting systems to understanding UBIT and sales tax liabilities.

We pair proven technical excellence with warm, responsive service. You’ll reap what we sow: impactful solutions that help move your botanical garden forward.

How Can We Work With You?


Unique challenges demand bespoke solutions. At Smith + Howard, we know no two botanical gardens face the same issues: whether it’s navigating complex accounting systems, managing donor restrictions, or detangling thorny tax issues.

That’s why we design every engagement from the ground up: so you can get the support you need, when you need it. Our tax and accounting services for botanical gardens include:

+ Botanical Gardens Accounting Services

From fund accounting to managing production costs, accounting for operas can be extremely complex.

At Smith + Howard, our team brings a wealth of experience working with the nation’s top operas to your accounting frameworks, helping you embrace excellence and build for the future.

+ Tax preparation for Botanical Gardens

Manage evolving tax requirements and leverage nonprofit tax incentives to ensure compliance and unlock new opportunities with the support of our opera tax advisors.

With Smith + Howard’s opera tax preparation and planning services, organizations can partner with nonprofit accounting experts to harness every available opportunity.

+ Auditing Services for Botanical Gardens

Audits aren’t just requirements: they’re opportunities to discover a better way of operating.

Smith + Howard’s experienced assurance professionals combine responsiveness, domain expertise and sophisticated technology to deliver bespoke audit experiences that help your organization flourish.

+ Advisory Services for Botanical Gardens

Your organization is at opera in its mission but a business at its core, with the challenges and opportunities that many businesses face.

Smith + Howard’s advisory team tailors services to help you meet those needs head-on: from cybersecurity expertise that helps secure confidential donor and employee data to internal control services, outsourced CFO services, and much more.

The Smith + Howard Arts and Culture Team

Our dedicated Arts + Culture Team – the best and brightest in the field – oversees all accounting for nonprofits. We use the most efficient methods available and coordinate with the tax and audit teams to streamline processes. Our clients have confidence in our ability to accurately and timely prepare accounting services, advisory services, auditing services, tax provisions, and we do it with genuine care for your organization.

Sabre Linahan
Smith + Howard Advisory LLC

We have an incredible employee base - people who are smart, dedicated and excited to serve our clients. I am proud to work alongside our people, help them learn and grow, and introduce them to our clients to continue expanding the relationships our clients have within our firm.

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Smith + Howard PC
Smith + Howard Advisory LLC

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Smith + Howard Advisory LLC

Our reputation is the most valuable asset and helps attract top talent and clients that are seeking long term relationships. Without integrity, we can’t be an excellent firm to strive to best serve our clients and take care of our people including where the firm can transcend to the next generation.

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Senior Manager
Smith + Howard Advisory LLC

I always put our clients first and try to be as proactive as possible. Our jobs are a very important part of our client’s lives, and I want them to know we recognize and respect that, as well as appreciate them.

Daniel Sage
Senior Manager
Smith + Howard Advisory LLC

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Senior Manager
Smith + Howard Advisory LLC

I constantly seek opportunities to connect, develop, and embolden our people to passionately serve our team, our clients, and our community.

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Senior Manager
Smith + Howard Advisory LLC

I make it my personal mission to meet and exceed expectations whenever possible. Helping our clients with everything from filling in any ‘GAAP’ of understanding to recommending better processes for making their lives better – it’s my favorite part of what I do.

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