CLA is a professional services firm delivering integrated outsourced accounting, audit, tax, executive search and consulting services to help clients succeed professionally and personally. Our industry-focused teams offer services that support clients locally, nationally, and globally.
CLA is focused on delivering an exceptional level of knowledge, insight, and industry experience. As our clients’ most trusted business advisor, we:
• Take a genuine interest in organizational opportunities and challenges
• Proactively work with clients to develop approaches based on a deep understanding of their business and industry
• Address financial challenges clients face through our national and global resources
• Continually strive to better client organizations, the nonprofit industry, the communities in which we work and live, the accounting profession, and ourselves
CLA has a dedicated nonprofit group, a team focused on providing high‐quality services to nonprofits organizations. Members of CLA’s nonprofit group focus almost exclusively on serving nonprofit organizations, so they have the experience and commitment to fully understand your challenges and opportunities.
Nonprofit organizations are a dynamic, unique area of accounting, and require constant attention and monitoring. Our knowledge of the industry is crucial to offering actionable activities. As a firm with more than 60 years of experience, serving more than 9,000 nonprofit clients, we possess a thorough understanding of organizational challenges and are able to respond promptly and effectively to help meet them.
The regulated industry segment, which includes a portfolio of nonprofit, government, and health care institutions, represents nearly half of the firm’s total revenues. Based on information from the Federal Audit Clearinghouse for audits with fiscal year ends between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019. CLA performs the largest number of single audits in the United States! We audited over $56 billion dollars in federal funds in 2019. This not only shows our experience in serving organizations that receive federal funds but it demonstrates our firm’s dedication to serving the government and nonprofit industries. In addition, CLA prepares more 990s than any other professional services firm in the United States based on data obtained from CauseIQ.
To make working with CLA a seamless experience, our team utilizes a secure web-based application to request and obtain documents necessary to complete client engagements. This application allows CLA and our clients to view a live client assistance letter clients, which provides detailed information, including due dates for all of the open items CLA is requesting. Additionally, clients have the ability to attach electronic files and add commentary related to the document requests directly on the application. We also utilize CLA's Seamless Assurance Advantage (SAA) is an innovative approach to auditing that utilizes leading technologies, analytics, and audit methods to help solve client problems and create a seamless experience. Unlike any conventional audit process, SAA does not depend on physical location. It reduces the time our professionals spend on site, creates fewer disruptions, enables more efficient use of resources, and allows for more impactful interactions with our clients.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion — We are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive culture that thrives on different beliefs and perspectives. Our diversity, equity, and inclusion council identifies strategies that foster and support the many dimensions of diversity within the firm. When we embrace an inclusive culture, we can truly know and help each other and our clients — that’s how we create opportunities together.
Commitment to the community — CLA family members bring meaningful social impact through volunteer efforts, charitable contributions, service on boards, and a focus on sustainable practices. Our community engagement team is bolstered by the diversity and inclusion council and the CLA Foundation — a philanthropic organization that has awarded more than $3.5 million through 200 grants (to 158 unique organizations) funded solely by the CLA family.
Please see more information on our offerings at www.claconnect.com and contact us at (919) 239-8549 for a free quote.