Comprehensive experience for the not-for-profit and education industries

For stewards of not-for-profit and educational organizations, CohnReznick is a reliable source of accounting, tax, and advisory expertise focused on the industry. We offer:


Our team has a strong track record among social service and charitable agencies, professional and trade associations, foundations, educational institutions, arts and cultural organizations, and religious organizations.


Not-for-profit leadership often benefits from an outside perspective to enhance planning efforts. Understanding the industry’s best practices or having access to comparative data on your peer group provides context and useful benchmarks. Our specialists bring an objective view to your board and actively work with you as operational challenges surface — including compliance with changing accounting standards. We also publish educational materials and facilitate learning workshops designed for not-for-profit administrators, board members, trustees, and other stakeholders.


With decades of experience across the sector, our practice professionals are respected for their thought leadership and opinions on timely and consequential matters. As a strong industry voice, our participation at the national, state, and regional levels among industry associations, conferences, and think tanks is sought after, including:

American Society of Association Executives
Association of Independent Schools in New England
California Society of Association Executives
The Center for Association Leadership
Center for Nonprofit Advancement
Council on Foundations
Eastern Association of College and University Board Officers
Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers
Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations
National Association of College and University Business Officers
National Business Officers Association
NJSCPA Nonprofit Interest Group
Nonprofit Roundtable
Society of Nonprofit Associations
Various state nonprofit associations

Integrated solutions for not-for-profit and educational organizations

CohnReznick’s integrated accounting, tax, and advisory capabilities form the foundation of our relationship. In addition, because we understand the intricate reporting challenges facing not-for-profit organizations, we have developed unique capabilities to serve the industry:


Every not-for-profit must meet the requirements of the Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities (ASU-2016-14) issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).  Not-for-profits may also be required to adopt new standards for leases, revenue recognition, and other accounting rule changes imposed by FASB. CohnReznick will build comprehensive training and implementation strategies for your organization, work with you to draft, review, and revise pro-forma financial statements, and help prepare the requisite disclosures.


Obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status is essential to organizations. CohnReznick has a dedicated Exempt Organizations Tax Services practice that provides specialized expertise in the compliance and reporting obligations of Form 990 or Form 990-PF and ASC 740 (FIN 48). We can also assist you with corporate structuring, state and local tax issues, Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT) and foreign tax compliance.


As part of our assurance offering, we provide financial, Yellow Book, OMB Uniform Guidance Compliance, HUD, CFR,  and DOE and other audits.


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John Alfonso

John Alfonso

CPA, CGMA, Partner - Not-for-Profit & Education Industry Leader

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