Making a Difference

It’s all about passion, that relentless drive to make a difference in your community, your world. And it’s about the business of doing good.

We can help with the financial and advisory services that allow you to do it well.

Not-for-profit organizations like yours face a rapidly changing financial and regulatory environment—everything from expanded tax reporting to increased competition for donor funds, cash management and sustainability issues, and the impact of a volatile market on endowments.

Even the largest organizations find it difficult to keep up. And if you're not as large as the Gates Foundation, it's nearly impossible. At least without help.

Our not-for-profit professionals have helped many of the region's charitable organizations to successfully address accounting, operational, financial and regulatory challenges—as service providers and as board members and volunteers. In fact, they're recognized as authorities in serving the not‑for‑profit sector, with an emphasis in social and community services and independent schools. 

Whether you need someone to conduct your audit, prepare your tax filing, or just provide insightful advice, at Bader Martin you'll find quality, cost‑effective services and dedicated professionals who are passionate about supporting the vital work that you do in our community.
As a not-for-profit client, you'll benefit from services in the following categories:
Financial Reporting
  • Audits
    • A-133, for organizations that spend $500,000 or more in total federal funds in a given year
    • Yellow Book, including HUD audits
    • Benefit plans
  • Compilations and reviews
  • Internal control studies, including effective controls for smaller organizations with limited resources
  • Design and implementation of management and board reporting for critical success factors
  • Not-for-profit sector benchmarking
  • Agreed upon procedures
  • Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) best practices
Operations + Sustainability
  • Accounting and bookkeeping services
  • Operational analysis and process improvement
  • Compensation and excessive compensation consulting, including compensation levels 
  • Employee benefit plans, including retirement plan structure and operations
  • Budgeting and cash flow forecasting and management
  • Cost allocation: direct/indirect, functional
  • Strategic and operational planning
  • Entity structuring, including subsidiaries and joint ventures
  • Risk management
  • Real estate consulting
  • Capital campaigns
  • Financing consulting, including loan negotiations, loan reviews and analysis of loan alternatives
  • Fixed asset financing and lease versus purchase decisions
  • Staff training
  • HR consulting: personnel searches for accounting and financial staff members
Governance + Policies
  • Board development and training; facilitating board retreats
  • Audit committee development and training
  • Consulting regarding accounting and government-compliance policies and procedures
  • Governance consulting and best practices, including analysis of current practices
  • Policies, including conflict of interest, investment, spending, fundraising, donation, gift and endowments
  • Strategic planning
  • Donation, gift and endowment policies
  • Fundraising policies and restricted and unrestricted campaigns
  • Charitable giving
  • Private foundations
Tax Reporting
Tax compliance
  • Federal, state and local tax filings, including IRS Form 990 series and income, excise, sales, payroll and personal property
  • Payroll tax returns
  • Tax examinations and tax controversy representation

Tax strategy and planning
  • Strategic tax planning
  • Obtaining and maintaining not-for-profit status, including IRS applications for exemption
  • Unrelated business income tax (UBIT) consulting
  • Cost allocations
  • Net operating loss (NOL) consulting
Hosted Online Accounting
  • QuickBooks® accounting systems
  • Peachtree® accounting systems
Bader Martin, P.S. Certified Public Accountants + Business Advisors