Church and Faith-Based Accounting and Tax

Southwest Colorado church accounting

Today, churches, synagogues, and faith-based organizations of all sizes face a new era of accountability, regulation and scrutiny as never seen before. It's critical that religious and faith-based organizations get the expertise and guidance of a CPA firm that's experienced in church accounting.

Laura E. Hokanson, CPA, CGMA, MSc is dedicated to helping your organization become stronger so it can thrive and grow. I have a reputation for providing high quality service with a compassionate, personal touch. My specialized experience and guidance can help you make informed business decisions, incorporate the best stewardship practices, reduce costs and chart a path that will keep you on track financially.

I offer an initial consultation to discuss the needs of your church, ministry, retreat center, synagogue or other house of worship with a knowledgeable CPA. I work with clients in Southwest Colorado and throughout Northwest New Mexico. Call Laura E. Hokanson today at (970) 426-2256 to schedule a convenient time.

Church Consulting and Advisory Service

Accounting Services

  • Outsourced controllership
  • Bookkeeper oversight and training
  • Accounting
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Accounts receivable (tithes, pledges and contributions)
  • Accounts payable
  • Period-end closing and reconciliation
  • Financial statement preparation
  • Budgeting
  • Cash flow planning and management

Consulting and Advisory Services

  • Strategic and financial consulting
  • Strengthen internal controls and related monitoring
  • Accounting systems and controls
  • Financial reporting and analysis
  • Church start-up consulting
  • Facility development and expansion plans
  • Software needs assessment
  • Donor and donation consulting
  • Training and educational seminars including financial planning seminars for your members or community

Tax Services

  • Tax planning and compliance
  • Clergy tax planning and income tax return preparation
  • Non-profit tax returns (IRS Form 990 preparation)
  • Unrelated business income
  • Property and sales and use tax consultation
  • Tax exemption application consulting
  • Preparation of application for exempt status (501(c)(3))
  • Tax exempt planning concerning related entities