Supporting the Arts
Industry expertise and unrivaled technical precision in tax and accounting services specific to arts and culture organizations.How we can help
Our history with performing arts and cultural institutions has given our team an elevated knowledge and technical edge for your organization. Fulfilling our mission of responsive, personal service with every client makes all the difference.
As one of the most reputable accounting and advisory firms in the country with a significant focus on arts and culture organizations, Smith + Howard provides clients with the experience, resources, and guidance necessary to minimize risk and maximize potential. Our arts and culture client roster includes some of the most prestigious and well-established museums, symphonies, and ballets in the United States.
“I think they are exceptionally good listeners. I appreciate people who have that skill, and it’s very genuine. They’re a very “do business” thorough firm. They are a great partner – the essence of what you want for a firm.”
Virginia Hepner, Retired CEO Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta
Far more than “just” accountants, Smith + Howard adds strategic value and insights to our museum. Their team is knowledgeable, bringing a blend of specialized museum and nonprofit expertise to us and they do it in an understandable, personable way.
Catherine Nowell, EVP and CFO, Fernbank Museum
We expertly provide the museum sector with essential tax, accounting, and advisory services so they can concentrate on curating programs and delighting visitors.
We bring together and deliver precise and polished tax, accounting, and advisory services and solutions for symphonies. Working in unison is as important to our team as it is to your players.
Expert accounting and advisory services for ballets optimize our best practices and principles for ideal performance and raise the bar on what you can expect from professional services.
We bring coordinated, expert tax, audit and advisory services to operas so they can focus on coordinating music, drama, and performance.
We work with botanical gardens, bringing expert knowledge of the challenges and opportunities of their operations coupled with solutions through advisory, audit, and tax services and an eye on growth.
Theaters benefit from our knowledge and personable team that provides direction, guidance, and best practices to organizations so they can spend more time focusing on performance on the stage than in the financials.
With clients operating in all 50 states, Smith + Howard brings a level of expertise and knowledge to serving our clients. The Smith + Howard Arts and Culture team understands the complex financial and operational challenges faced by nonprofit organizations. We bring experience to identify and capitalize on opportunities. Whether navigating revenue streams or adhering to financial compliance, we understand the unique nuances of nonprofits like yours.
With our wealth of knowledge and decades of experience, Smith + Howard is the perfect partner for museums, ballets, symphonies, operas, performing arts organizations, and more as they confront common challenges unique to arts and culture organizations, including achieving long-term financial sustainability and resiliency, building financial reserves, and improving technology.
Enlisting Smith + Howard in any capacity is a sound approach to safeguarding your nonprofit organization’s financial future.
We bring an in-depth knowledge of the operations of arts and culture organizations to every engagement, as well as a full scope of valuable nonprofit accounting services and resources.