All nonprofit corporations need a good bookkeeping system. We recommend Quickbooks. We also recommend that you hire an experienced accountant to configure and set up the corporation’s bookkeeping system.
Nonprofit corporations that are tax-exempt charitable organizations also need an experienced CPA to prepare the organization’s federal tax returns.
For both of the above very important services we recommend Carolyn S. Sechler, of CPA, Sechler CPA, P.C., 921 E. Orange, Phoenix, Arizona 85014; phone 602-230-2700. See her fabulous website.
Carolyn Sechler, CPA is the big honcho of the firm of Sechler CPA PC in Phoenix, Arizona. Her expertise is in tax and strategic planning, financial reporting, and management consulting, primarily to nonprofit organizations and technology entrepreneurs. She has been serving clients in this capacity for approximately 20 years. Her fully wired practice, which she calls a “virtual accounting firm,” demonstrates her belief in the liberating power of technology and its endless opportunities. The team all work from their homes and reside in several states and Canada. Likewise the client base includes Organizations both domestic and international. Carolyn is an animated and passionate public speaker on local and national levels, a writer/editor and avid geek. In addition, she writes for a number of professional publications and is an editorial advisor for the Journal of Accountancy. Her topics include tax and financial issues, futurist and visioning applications, non-profit organizations, and technology integration to meet user and organizational needs. Systems design; training and strategic alliance issues have become some of her latest fun topics! Her accounting practice is proud to have earned the recognition and featured for their “virtuality” and their work in the nonprofit community annually since 1995 in the following publications: Working Woman, Fast Company, Forbes, Business Week, Phoenix Business Journal, Arizona Republic, Journal of Accountancy, Accounting Technology, Practical Accountant, Telework AZ. They have also been featured case studies discussed in several books on best practices for accounting and telework 1996 to present. She and her team can be found online most any time of day. They welcome your comments and questions.