Nonprofit Accounting Services

Georgia’s nonprofits recognize Smith & Howard as the premier nonprofit CPA firm in Atlanta and throughout our state. Nonprofits benefit from our nonprofit accounting knowledge and expertise in audits, tax Form 990, board governance and strategic planning. Our significant nonprofit client family is an extension of Smith & Howard’s interest in, and commitment to, our community. No one knows, understands or is as committed to nonprofits as the nonprofit accounting team at Smith & Howard. Our nonprofit clients include:

  • Arts and culture organizations
  • Schools
  • Foundations
  • Religious organizations
  • Service organizations
  • Governmental agencies
  • Trade and Membership Associations

We have a special — and specially trained — nonprofit accounting team that works with nonprofits on audits, tax compliance/Form 990, Uniform Guidance and advisory services and are a recognized leader among nonprofit accounting firms.

Because the sharing of nonprofit accounting best practices and knowledge is so important in the nonprofit arena, we actively participate in such key organizations as the Georgia Center for Nonprofits ( and the BDO Institute for Nonprofit Excellence, a group founded to provide innovative and practical business solutions to the nonprofit community and to serve as a think-tank to nonprofits around the country. Our nonprofit accounting team leaders are speakers at the local and national level and spend time facilitating board sessions.

Nonprofits are facing issues that include a call for greater transparency, heightened corporate governance and adherence to increasingly complex nonprofit accounting standards. Though many of these issues were originally generated to oversee for-profit businesses, they have led to intensified scrutiny of nonprofit organizations. Smith & Howard’s nonprofit clients are kept up-to-date on these critical, evolving issues, while benefiting from our professional, timely and efficient audit and tax compliance processes and advisory services that allow them to focus on achieving their mission.

Free nonprofit seminars, provided at least three times a year, provide rich resources and engaging dialogue on such topics as reserves vs. mission, succession planning for nonprofits, bond financing, healthcare reform for nonprofits and more. To find out about upcoming nonprofit seminars, visit our events page, or contact our marketing department.

You’ll also find that our passion about serving nonprofits extends far outside the boundaries of our accounting work. Many of our team members serve on nonprofit boards and the entire firm is actively engaged in many community service projects each year. Some of our latest activities can be found on our Company Culture page.

Our Employees: Active on Nonprofit Boards

We strongly believe that our service to nonprofits should extend beyond serving our clients, to serving other nonprofits through board service. Smith & Howard employees serve on the following boards:

  • American Women’s Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Atlanta Pregnancy Resource Center
  • Castle Chess, Inc.
  • Community Foundation of Northeast Georgia
  • Decatur Makers
  • Dunwoody United Methodist Church
  • Fellowship Bible Church, Roswell
  • Georgia Federal Tax Conference
  • Goodwill of North Georgia
  • Intown Academy
  • MUST Ministries
  • North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church
  • Touchdown Club of Atlanta/National Football Foundation, Atlanta Chapter
  • Trinity Lutheran Church
  • West Cobb Church

Smith & Howard’s Nonprofit Hotline

Call us at 404-874-6244 and ask for the “Nonprofit Hotline” to speak directly with a Smith & Howard Nonprofit professional. This complimentary service is provided to any nonprofit and to those who work with them. Also, please visit our Resources section for articles and updates on issues affecting nonprofit organizations.

Could your organization benefit from working with Atlanta’s top nonprofit accounting firm? If so, just fill out the form on this page or call us at 404-874-6244. A member of our team will be happy to help.

Smith & Howard Nonprofit Hotline

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