Advocate Accounting is one of the most trusted names in Seattle for cost-effective and personal accounting services. We provide nonprofits and small businesses with the accounting and operations expertise that allows them to focus on their mission, while we focus on bookkeeping, systems development, compliance, and taxes. We also work with individuals on tax preparation and deal with the IRS so you don’t have to.
We specialize in accounting for nonprofits, ranging from complex c3/c4/PAC models to direct service providers.
We provide solutions for start-ups and established small businesses.
Whether you need help with tax strategies and planning, or simply filing your tax return, we can help.
We provide bookkeeping service at the level and frequency that works for your organization, from performing simple bank reconciliations to full-service bookkeeping, including payables and receivables management.
Systems development consulting and training is one of our signature services. For nonprofits or businesses just starting we can work with you to create systems that work, and we can also revise existing systems to improve efficiency. We also offer compliance training.
Our payroll services allow you to pay your team at the click of a button, while we handle all of the administration, including tax rate updates and form filing. We also offer consulting on HR policies and processes to help you hire and retain great people.
Tax laws are constantly changing and we work to keep you updated on what changes may affect you. Our tax services include federal and state income and information returns for individuals, businesses, and nonprofits; amendments; tax planning; and IRS advocacy.
Advocate Accounting has helped to make the financial part of our work within our organization so much easier for me and my team! In many instances, their ability to simplify the process for financially sound practices and policy has resulted in creating accounting systems that are ‘people friendly’ and have strengthened our overall agency structure. We find that their work with the WCCDA is more than a service, it’s a true friendship!”
—Sili Savusa, Executive Director, White Center Community Development Association
As manager of the Our Votes Count campaign coalition table, Advocate Accounting is the only firm I trust to handle complex compliance reporting in a coalition setting that has many moving parts and requires acute attention to detail. Advocate Accounting creates and maintains systems that ensure we remain compliant and current with reporting, all while driving our team forward with a clear focus on process and procedures.”
—Jamielyn Wheeler, Campaign Manager, Our Votes Count
I can’t say enough about the positive impact that Advocate Accounting has had on our organization. With c3 and c4 nonprofits and several political action committees (PACs), our financial and reporting needs are complex. Advocate Accounting has developed systems and processes to manage complicated financial activity between the entities, and helped to train our administrative and bookkeeping staff to maintain the day-to-day financial operations of the organization. Advocate Accounting has also been critical for our PAC compliance. From building systems that help ensure accurate reporting to training our staff on key public disclosure rules and their applications in our work, they’ve helped us stay on top of our reporting requirements in a fast-paced, campaign-style work environment.”
—Lauren Currin, Deputy Director, Fuse Washington
Erin and her team at Advocate Accounting are so wonderful to work with! They have helped us build the financial systems and skills we need to do our work in a way that reflects our values and capacities as a growing organization. Their support has been vital to our growth over the past few years. We couldn’t recommend working with them enough – particularly for community based organizations that are by and for the communities they serve as it’s so hard to find financial and operations support that have shared values and understand your approach. Advocate Accounting definitely fits the bill in that regard.”
—Karter Booher, Executive Director, Ingersoll Gender Center
Advocate Accounting has been such a godsend! They really understand the unique challenges and opportunities of a small, growing non-profit and have helped us build out our fiscal infrastructure and increase internal efficiency. Advocate Accounting has been an integral part of ensuring we have systems in place to continue to grow, exceeds expectations so that our staff can focus on the actual on the ground work, and are overall just a pleasure to work with. We’re grateful we get to work with Advocate Accounting, and have wholly recommended their services to other organizations and leaders we partner with.”
—Lisa Chen, Executive Director, FEEST