Our mission is to help you achieve your mission
Advocacy Organizations
Giving voice and action to a cause.
Arts organizations
Providing a place for expression through music, dance, theater,
film and other various forms of media in the arts.
Housing Organizations
Dedicated to providing affordable housing opportunities for seniors
and low-income/low-wealth families.
Educational Organizations
From Head Start and other early childhood learning through the many forms of K-12
education (charter or independent schools) and educational support opportunities.
Community Development Organizations
Revitalizing our communities and providing our neighbors with opportunities to succeed.
Health Care Organization & Foundations
Providing the funding for worthy causes and providing medical or
mental health care for seniors and low-income/low-wealth families.
Religious Institutions
Providing a place for the expression of faith.
Social Service Agencies
Providing the safety net for children and youth, senior citizens and
low-income/low-wealth families. We are here to assist you with your
auditing, accounting, financial consulting, and education
needs so that you can concentrate on your mission.

CPAs FOR NONPROFITS

Our Mission

“In every service we perform and every nonprofit sector we work with, our goal is to make sure you understand what is needed to help your organization move forward. Since we only work with nonprofit organizations, everyone on the team is an expert in the everyday issues and challenges of your organization. We are here for you.”

Services

We perform financial and compliance audits including audits under the Uniform Guidance (Single Audits) and Government Auditing Standards (Yellow Book audits). Our experience areas for single audits include the Departments of Education, Health & Human Services, HUD, Justice, Environmental Protection Agency, Treasury, Commerce, and Labor. We also perform audits based on additional compliance requirements including the Legal Services Corporation, the City of Philadelphia Subrecipient Audit Guide and program audits for the Pennsylvania Department of Community of Economic Development.

We are committed to performing these services efficiently with the use of our online project management system that keeps everyone informed about where the audit process stands and with the use of paperless auditing software. We identify potential risks relating to properly recognizing revenue, small staffs, management override of controls, and credit cards, to name a few. We work with management and Finance and Audit Committees to address concerns seen throughout the year. We approach our audits in a manner such that organization gain insight into their processes and make improvements to better understand their financial metrics and how they affect operations and the ability to communicate what is needed from funders.

Our last peer review continues with a Pass and no comments.

Audited financial statements are not always required so we also provide reviews and compilations. A review is substantially less in scope than an audit and a compilation provides no level of assurance, however, both of these services benefit from an expert knowledge base about nonprofit organizations. There are new standards relating to these services so help us explore if this service level fits your needs.

We understand that often nonprofit organizations cannot afford a full-time CFO. With our specialized staff, we provide services that build on the basics of simply recording transactions. We use analytical tools and build off of the basic information in your accounting system to help you with:

Financial reporting
Budgeting and forecasting
Cash management
Financial metrics for management, Boards and funders
Board financial literacy
Accounting staff training
Benchmarking
We also provide accounting services through Intacct (www.intacct.com) and Quickbooks.

 

Forensic services investigate the fraud schemes that affect nonprofit organizations all too often. Internal audit services assist management and Board of Directors with risk management, improvement of critical processes and the efficient use of resources.

Tax exempt services include everything from the initial application for tax exempt status to re-institution of tax exempt status if lapsed. We provide the following:

Preparation of Form 990, 990PF and 990-T
Application for tax exempt status with Form 1023 or 1024
Sales tax exempt applications
State charitable registration filings
Re-institution of lapsed tax exempt status

We're here for

J.Miller & Associates has been built on the basis of financial analytical training combined with accounting education and experience to develop a unique approach to traditional accounting firm services. Our mission is to help you achieve your mission.

Meet Our Team

JOYCE E. MILLER, CPA, MBA

Managing Principal
Joyce is the Managing Principal and Founder of J. Miller & Associates and has over thirty years of professional experience which includes PricewaterhouseCoopers and other national firm audit experience. She has extensive experience in financial and compliance audits, including Single Audits, reviews and compilations, tax-exempt services and outsourced CFO services.

M. ROBIN HOLLAND, CPA

Director of Quality & Senior Audit Manager
As Director of Audit Services, Robin leads our firm’s Quality Control Program, including monitoring compliance with independence requirements, conducting Engagement Quality Control Reviews and post inspections, and developing Quality Control Policies and Procedures in accordance with the Statement of Quality Control Standards.

SUE JOSEPH, CPA

Audit Manager
Sue Joseph is an Audit Manager with JMA. She has over 15 years of experience auditing low-income tax credit projects and conducting audits of organizations subject to Uniform Guidance, Government Auditing Standards, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, PA DCED and the City of Philadelphia Sub-recipient Audit Guide. Sue has an B.S. in Accounting from Montclair State University.

DIONNE LONG, CPA, MBA

Senior Accountant
Dionne is a Senior Accountant with JMA with over six years of experience providing audit and accounting services to nonprofit organizations. At JMA, Dionne has worked with social service organizations, charter schools, and youth sports organizations. Dionne has a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in Finance from Drexel University.

LAYNA HOLMES-BUTLER
CPA, CGFM, MBA

Accounting Services Consultant
Layna has been with the firm since October 2014 and is a manager of accounting and audit services. Layna received her MBA in Finance from LaSalle University in May 2016 and was honored as MBA of the Year. Layna also has a BBA in Accounting, Finance and Risk Management and Insurance from Temple University.

LaVON CHANCY, JD, CPA

Tax Services
Ms. Chancy has a BS degree in Accounting and a JD from the Beasley School of Law, Temple University and more than 20 years of non-profit tax experience. She’s worked with some of the largest governmental and nonprofit entities in the nation. Serving as a trusted advisor, helping clients work through issues such as entity formation and applying for tax exemption.

NICOLE GARNER

Senior Accountant
Nicole is an experienced accountant with over 15 years of accounting and financial management experience. Nicole provides accounting support for our Outsourced CFO services and audit support for our Washington, DC area practice.

NADIRA FAROUK
CPA, MBA

Accounting Services Manager
Michelle has been with the firm since March 2013. She has over 20 years of customer service experience in the banking industry. Michelle performs accounts payable and payroll processing services for our accounting services clients. She is also the administrative coordinator for our audits.

EMILY MILLER

School Services Consultant
Emily Miller is our School Services Consultant with a long career in providing financial services in the independent school sector. Emily served as the Business Officer at Friends Central for over 20 years and oversaw a $25 million budget, floated bond issues, had oversight for major capital projects and improved and streamlined all financial aspects of the Business Office.

JADE BREW

Staff Accountant
Jade Brew has 10 years of experience performing accounting functions for construction projects and non-profit organizations. As a staff accountant in the Audit Department, Ms. Brew assists in audit planning, risk assessment, performing audit procedures and prepares financial statements as well as state charitable registrations.

MICHELLE BOYKINS

Client Services Administrator
Michelle has been with the firm since March 2013. She has over 20 years of customer service experience in the banking industry. Michelle performs accounts payable and payroll processing services for our accounting services clients. She is also the administrative coordinator for our audits.

MATTHEW HUNT

Staff Accountant
Mr. Hunt joined J. Miller & Associates in 2018 bringing over 10 years of specialized experience to the firm. A CPA candidate, he works as a member of the Accounting Services Division performing full cycle accounting for JMA clients, including entering transactions, recording journal entries, preparing financial statements and closing the books.

Our Location

One Penn Center 1617 John F Kennedy Blvd. Suite 1210 Philadelphia, PA 19103

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