Arts, Culture, & Humanities

At JFW Accounting Services, we have taken the time to work behind the scenes with some top arts and culture organizations and have fine-tuned our services to better meet their unique business needs.

Arts, culture, and humanities organizations make up an important part of society. They include performance arts organizations, historical societies, culture promoters, radio broadcasters, museums, and more. Nonprofit organizations in the arts and humanities categories promote the appreciation of visual, performing, folk, and media arts. They ensure continued appreciation of art history, modern and classical languages, ethics, and how those subjects are shared with the public. These organizations make the world a more interesting and enriching place, literally.

Managing an arts and culture nonprofit requires an elevated skillset and desire to help within their communities, however, the lack of support for nonprofit organizations fueling the arts, culture, and humanities industries has created a need for more professional service providers to join this underserved community. We at JFW Accounting Services have stepped up. We have taken the time to work behind the scenes with some top arts and culture organizations and have fine-tuned our services to better meet their unique business needs.

Maybe the primary concerns at your organization are community involvement and participation; grant proposals, unrelated business income tax (UBIT) liabilities, cash flow shortages, or state compliance issues. Many nonprofit organizations operating in the arts, cultures, and humanities struggle to achieve granular visibility into their organization’s finances or spend unnecessary time trying to classify diverse streams of revenue.

JFW Accounting Services partners with arts, cultures, and humanities nonprofit organizations to meet the demands of the industry through:

Real-time bookkeeping and accounting services – cost-effective accounting solutions, powered by Sage Intacct, the only AICPA-endorsed accounting software for nonprofits
Virtual controllership and CFO services – to help organizations scale and strategically plan, while meeting the regulatory demands of remaining a tax-exempt organization
Nonprofit accounting advisory services – designed to improve productivity and efficiency, giving key stakeholders more time to focus on the purpose of the organization
We relish the opportunity to help you leverage your finances to make the biggest possible impact.

Customized for Your Needs

JFW Accounting Services will gain you confidence in your accounting and financial trajectory. Our accessible team of experts is adept at open and transparent communication, resulting in a seamless partnership that consistently performs. We offer many specialized services that can be customized to your needs, strengths and budget.


We manage accounts receivable, accounts payable, bank reconciliation, payroll processing and other essential daily financial transactions.


We design, install and maintain accounting systems and prepare detailed financial statements.

Virtual CFO Services

Our experts provide strategic insight, financial modeling and market analysis that guides your organization’s financial decision-making.

Audit Preparation Assistance

We help you prepare for regulatory audits – such as the OMB Super Circular (formerly A-133) cost reporting – by identifying issues & taking action.

Client Advisory Services

We kick off every relationship with a Client Assessment – helping us understand your organization’s unique needs.


Gain Complete Confidence in Your Accounting

Your organization’s team should be focusing their time on what matters most – achieving your mission. That’s why we provide nonprofits with accurate data and transparent communication you can trust. With regular meetings to discuss your organization’s financial health, you’ll be confident that your organization is compliant, accountable and strategically utilizing your financial resources.

Individual Approach

We take an individual approach to each and every client, taking the time to thoroughly understand your problems, needs and goals. The result? Customized strategy and solutions that set your organization on a path to success.

Exceptional Customer Service

As an extension of your team, we are available when you need us. Always accurate, professional and on time, we are dedicated to helping everyone harness the power of their numbers to reach their true potential.

Team Of Industry-Leading Professionals

We are a reliable team of experts with decades of experience in business and nonprofit accounting. Our Nonprofit CPA’s are fully certified and regularly pursue professional education opportunities that keep their fingers on the pulse of accounting trends.

Hear From Some of Our Happy Clients

Customer satisfaction is at the heart of everything we do. We’ve proudly partnered with several nonprofits and businesses to enhance their accounting processes, understand their numbers and reach their financial goals.
“Working with JFW Accounting Services has given NCHV the tools and guidance we have needed to improve our accounting processes and offer better accountability to our board and donors regarding our finances. It is rare to find an accountant you truly enjoy working with, but Jo-Anne and her team have become a trusted partners in our organization’s success. Her promptness, wise guidance on the implementation of accounting principles, and attention to detail have provided me with better insights into my organization’s financial picture, improving my ability to lead the organization with sustainability in mind.”
“JFW Accounting Services is an important part of my organization’s success. Jo-Anne is responsive, patient, and extremely knowledgeable. We consider her part of the team and are grateful for her support! “
“We have worked with Jo-Anne Williams-Barnes for over five years and can say unequivocally that she has been a tremendous asset to our organization. Her deep experience, accounting expertise, and general know-how has significantly benefited us. She oversees all aspects of our finances, including our annual audit and tax filings and we would be lost without her. She has a wonderful attitude, is an absolute delight to work with, I highly, highly recommend her!”

We look forward to helping you achieve your financial goals!



We can help maintain your nonprofit organization’s tax-exempt status by handling all of your monthly and quarterly financial accounting as well as your annual IRS reporting (Form 990) needs. Our team works collaboratively with our nonprofit clients to develop smart accounting systems informed by IRS rules, regulations and classifications.

We offer the following services:

  • Accounting System Implementation, including aligning the Chart of Accounts, Program alignment  and maintenance
  • Monthly/quarterly review and compilation of your financial statements, including the statement of functional expenses and revenue support schedules
  • Bi-weekly, semi-monthly and monthly payroll preparation
  • Preparation of financial reports for your board of directors
  • Grant administration, compliance, budget proposals & financial reports
  • Reducing fraud risks and establishing fraud controls
  • Implementation of effective budgeting practices
  • Customized training for your accounting personnel
  • Preparation of schedules for your annual 990 tax filing
  • Consultation and review of initial start-up documentation, including incorporation and form 1023/1024


A compilation involves an accountant preparing or assisting in preparing financial statements without expressing any assurances that the statements are accurate, complete, and/or in conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Unlike a review, few, if any, procedures are performed.
An audit is a formal examination of an organization’s accounts or financial situation. It is the top level of investigation performed on a business’ financial statement. We can help your organization prepare for external financial or regulatory audits. We will work with your internal management team to identify issues and develop and implement appropriate corrective action prior to your audit reviews. We will prepare and perform necessary testing as well as provide supporting documentation and work papers.


Are you considering outsourcing payroll? If so, you are not alone. Managing payroll is a time-consuming burden. Payroll is a necessary function of employing people, but it does not help create revenue or increase sales. Simply, payroll can be a drain on most employers’ resources. Outsourcing payroll helps reduce costs and increase available capacity for more important work.

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