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Smith + Howard is a long-standing partner to leading operas across the nation, offering a series of specialized accounting, tax, and audit solutions to the wider performing arts community.
Our team brings range. From simple bookkeeping services for operas to complex opera tax preparation, there’s no challenge our skilled professionals aren’t equipped to handle.
We’re passionate advocates for the arts, pairing technical excellence with warm, responsive service to build a brighter future for your institution.
“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
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.
Today, the opera faces no shortage of challenges, from declining attendances to rising production costs. A robust financial foundation has never been more important. At Smith + Howard, that’s exactly what we strive to build.
Our team has proven experience in every area of accounting for operas, from untangling complex revenue streams to forecasting production costs. Regardless of the challenge, our mission remains the same: to provide exceptional tax, audit, and advisory services so that you can focus on producing magical experiences.
While the classic operas never change, your challenges do. Every opera faces unique issues: from overcoming increasing competition for funding to managing tightening cash flows.
When the curtain rises, standardized solutions don’t cut it. Enduring success demands the strategic guidance of experienced professionals with a consistent focus on technical excellence.
Smith + Howard’s tax and accounting services for operas include:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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