Serving Nonprofit Accounting Needs Since 1999
FTM is a full-service software technology and financial management CPA firm that has assisted over three hundred (350) organizations to improve their financial operations.
Additionally, we have provided class room training to over 2,000 individuals of nonprofit organizations through the Indiana CPA Society, United Way of Central Indiana, and other associations.
Our staff has served in various capacities at numerous nonprofit organizations. In our role as your business partner, we are able to provide our clients with the necessary financial management and software advisor services to complement their organization’s expertise and capacity.
FTM Understands the Unique Complexities of Nonprofit Accounting
Software technology firms do not have the necessary accounting knowledge to implement, train, and support nonprofit accounting and fundraising software.
Jim Simpson, our founder, has developed a single firm and one shop stop to provide the personalized and customized financial management and software services that our clients need. FTM does not have the independence problems that traditional CPA firms have as our firm does not perform financial audits. However, we do partner with a select number of CPA firms that also specialize in audits of Nonprofits which we would be pleased to recommend.
Software Advisory Services for Nonprofit Organizations
Our software advisory services include software assessment, sales, conversion, implementation, training, support, and project management services.
Our approach is to work with you to determine how your organization can best benefit from our professional services.
We provide a comprehensive needs assessment and financial system review and make specific recommendations towards improving organization's financial management capacity and financial operations.
Comprehensive bookkeeping, accounting, controller, and CFO services tailored to compliment your organization’s capacity and improve financial operations. We realize that organizations with revenues from $200,000 to $3,000,000 don’t have the resources to have a full accounting staff so we focus on filling in the accounting and finance staffing gaps. We have found our services to be cost effective for organization’s and, most importantly, lets the organization focus on its mission and program development.
Better Use of Nonprofit Accounting Systems
Our firm focuses on continuous improvements of an organization’s accounting system. This results in more accurate and timely financial information. One of our primary focuses is on assisting your organization to better use their accounting systems. An accounting system will improve your organization’s efficiency and effectiveness, but does not eliminate the manual business processes needed. We will offer suggestions to improve the manual and/or business processes and procedures to improve your operating efficiency and effectiveness.
Trusted, Accessible, Expert – You Can Be Confident Working with FTM
We are a trusted financial advisor for our clients. Our clients are other nonprofit organizations similar to yours. Our clients typically have grant makers and intermediaries that we interact and work with to solve our client’s problems.
Our firm’s communication process encourages a free flow and proactive communication with our clients. Any issues are identified and discussed promptly with the Executive Director or designated management team member. We have and will involve the Treasurer, Finance Committee, and Board when needed to insure the financial stability and our stewardship role is met.
Commitment to Nonprofits as a Firm and as Individuals
Our staff is easily accessible via email and mobile phones. We really work towards making sure our clients don’t feel they are on the clock so we can encourage client interaction and better results for our clients. We know our clients are busy so we can complete many projects on our own to free our clients up to focus on more value-added activities.
Our firm is different than firms as our sole focus is nonprofit organization’s financial management solutions. Our focus is on the financial management and software management of our clients. We don’t have the distractions of other industries or attestation services that other firms typically provide and allocate resources.
Jim Simpson, CPA and director of Financial Technologies & Management, is a nonprofit financial leader and trainer, CFO, controller, forensic consultant and software advisor, including Abila MIP Fund Accounting since 1999. He has served CFO, controller and software advisor for over 25 years to over 350 nonprofit organizations. Our nonprofit accounting solutions include Abila MIP Fund Accounting, QuickBooks for Nonprofits, and other Nonprofit Accounting Software.
Stacey Simpson, Senior Accountant and Controller, performs the accounting function for numerous Nonprofit Organizations. She has served as controller and accountant for over 20 years to over 20 organizations.
Kim Bisinger, Senior Accountant and Controller, performs the accounting function for numerous Nonprofit Organizations. She has served as controller and accountant for over 10 years to 10 organizations.
Chris Reitz McNeely, Director of Business Development, engages nonprofit organizations in order to obtain new business for the firm. She has over 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, fundraising and community relations with a significant focus on schools and nonprofit organizations.