Top Ten Nonprofit Accountants in Sacramento, Fairfield, and the Bay Area

Top 10 Nonprofit Accountants in Sacramento, Fairfield, and the Bay Area.


If you are in the market for accounting services for your nonprofit organization, you may be looking for one guide that will lay out your options for you.  As nonprofit CPAs, we know many other accountants in our area and people often ask us for our opinion on the best nonprofit accountants for various needs.  We believe strongly in answering the questions we are asked so we have compiled this list of the top 10 most prominent nonprofit accountants in the Sacramento, Fairfield, and Bay Areas.

Each firm has a different focus, area of expertise, size, level of experience, and personality.  Some also have different licensure.  So vet them carefully to make sure the one you pick is a good fit for your organization.  Ideally, you will build a long-term relationship with the accounting firm you choose and your accountant will serve as a trusted strategic advisor for your organization as it grows and changes over the course of many years.

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Here is our list of the top 10 most prominent nonprofit accounting firms in the Sacramento, Fairfield, and Bay Areas in alphabetical order:


BFBA was founded in 1983.  They are the Sacramento region’s largest local firm.  They provide financial statement audit and accounting services, 401(k) and 403(b) plan audits, single audits, grant audits, compliance audits, tax consulting and tax return preparation, for-profit subsidiary and Unrelated Business Income Tax consulting, and strategic planning to most types of nonprofits including industry councils and associations, foundations and trust, service agencies, museums and schools.


Cook & Company, founded in 2011 by Douglas Cook, has offices in San Francisco and Santa Monica, CA.  They provide professional audit, review and tax services for small to medium-sized nonprofits.  They are a Green Certified CPA firm under the California Green Business Program.


CPA Corporation is a full service CPA firm located in Roseville, CA.  They help nonprofits control costs, develop budgets, assist with fundraising, provide financial statement services, and prepare tax and information returns.  They offer a product called CheckBox that can help nonprofits by increasing membership, providing “practical performance management,” identifying the non-financials that will increase your cash reserves, and more.


Fritzsche Associates Inc., located in Sacramento, provides audit services to nonprofits.  They also prepare Form 990 tax returns. Their typical audit clients include charities, foundations, community based organizations, trade associations, membership organizations, schools, governmentally funded organizations, OMB A-133 audits, and pension plans.


Gilbert Associates Inc. has over 30 years of experience working with nonprofits.  They work with charitable organizations, trade and professional associations, private and charter schools, cooperatives, volunteer health and welfare organizations and private clubs.  They provide auditing, accounting, tax and consulting services.


James Marta & Company, LLP provides financial audits, tax services, strategic planning and budgeting, accounting and bookkeeping, and education and training for nonprofit boards and management.  They are recognized as a leader in delivering Audit, Tax, Accounting and Consulting services to School Districts, Special Districts, Joint Powers Authorities, Government Insurance Pools, and Non-profit organizations. They are located in Sacramento, CA.


JW & Co. CPAs: John Waddell founded his firm in 1953. They can help you set up and maintain a nonprofit organization’s tax-exempt status by handling all the IRS reporting requirements. They provide audit services, Form 990 tax preparation, tax planning for unrelated business income, functional expense reporting, internal control evaluation and review, and more.  They serve nonprofits of all types and sizes including organizations exempt under 501(c)(1), (3), (4), (5), (6) and (9).


Lindquist LLP was founded in 1975.  They have a commitment to doing the highest quality work for their clients.  They work with associations, trade and professional societies, colleges and universities, charities, foundations, churches, schools, and research and scientific organizations.  They provide accounting services including audits, reviews, compilations, OMB Single Audits, 403(b) audits, 990 tax preparation, and more.


MacDonald Accounting Services: Located in Fairfield, CA, MacDonald Accounting Services provides bookkeeping and part time CFO services to nonprofit organizations in Solano County and the San Francisco Bay Area.  They are Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisors and have over 25 years of experience.


Mann, Urrutia, Nelson, CPAs & Associates, LLP helps nonprofits by providing accounting and auditing, tax preparation, single audit compliance, Yellow Book Audits, review and compilation services, internal control review and recommendations, agreed upon procedures, incorporation and assistance with exempt organization applications, IRS representation, fraud investigations and board training.


With all these firms to choose from and the wide variety of services, it might be helpful for you to read our Simple 5 Question Guide to Choosing a Nonprofit Accountant.

Download our 5 Step Guide to Choosing a Nonprofit Accountant