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Nonprofit Accounting

Your organization requires unique accounting and auditing standards which are constantly changing. And that can be a challenge. A simple mistake could end up hurting your commitment to the community and throw off the balance between operations and the expectations of board members.

We understand the risks nonprofits face when it comes to compliance, transparency and resources. Our professionals will respond quickly to keep you on course so you can keep focused on the heart of the organization.

MarksNelson works with a variety of nonprofit entities, including charitable organizations, charter and private schools, public policy organizations, social and community service organizations, religious organizations and private foundations.

We offer the following services to nonprofit organizations:


Compliance assistance and completion of information reporting forms 990, 990-T, and 990-PF and the related schedules
Assistance with Internal Revenue Service Examinations and Inquiries
Assistance with application for tax exempt status

Financial Statements

Financial statement attestation – Audits, Reviews and Compilations of financial statements for third party users
Audits under government auditing standards including Single Audits Act and OMB Uniform Guidance
Assistance with preparation and review of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)
Agreed Upon Procedures – Procedures designed to specifically test areas of importance or concern

Accounting Services

Development of accounting and compliance manuals
Preparation of comprehensive management letters
Guidance for internal control over financial reporting compliance
Outsource accounting for short term absences or interim transitions
Bookkeeping assistance


Fraud and Forensic Accounting investigations
Advice on lobbying, political activity, gift acknowledgements and other complex IRS rules for nonprofits
Timely updates on changes that may affect fundraising, reporting or operations of nonprofit organization

Community service is part of MarksNelson’s core. It’s truly what motivates our nonprofit accounting and tax professionals. We believe it’s our privilege to make a positive difference in the communities we serve by donating our experience, expertise, time and resources through our Marks of Kindness program. Many of our partners and managers serve on boards of national, regional and local non-profit, business and community organizations.

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