Advocate Accounting is one of the most trusted names in the greater Seattle area for values-based accounting and consulting services. We work with you to develop or improve your systems and train you to optimize your bookkeeping so we can focus on high-level accounting. We also provide income tax services and trainings on a variety of topics to individuals, small businesses and nonprofit organizations.
Social justice with an audit trail. We specialize in complex nonprofit accounting including multiple entities, fiscal sponsorship arrangements, and those receiving government funding.
Chaos is a natural state for a start-up. Let us help you find some order. We provide consulting and tax preparation for start-ups and established small businesses.
We do taxes for human people. Whether you need help with tax strategies and planning, or simply filing your tax return, we can help.
We train clients to do their own bookkeeping. This enables us to focus on higher level accounting such as making month-end adjustments, allocations, and reconciliations; assisting with grant tracking and reporting; and preparing customized management reporting.
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, or revise existing systems to improve efficiency. We also offer campaign compliance, payroll & HR consulting.
In an industry that gatekeeps specialized knowledge, we believe in making it accessible and sharing the language that opens doors, grant coffers, and pathways to wealth for those who have been excluded. We offer training in a variety of topic areas and formats. No matter the audience, we are committed to helping you work better.
“I love working with Erin and her team. In addition to our monthly bookkeeping, they have supported us in streamlining our accounting systems, talked us through COVID-relief legislation, and are my go-to for tax and audit related questions.
What’s more, Erin talks to me about the equity based improvements she is making in the company – from establishing sliding fee scales and providing a healthy work schedule for her team- I feel good knowing that our accountant is values-aligned with our org, and working towards some of our same goals.
The Advocate Accounting team brings a lightness to their work that makes bookkeeping feel easy, and I look forward to our monthly meetings!
—Miya Forrest, Finance and Operations Director, Puget Sound Sage
“Advocate Accounting has been an essential partner for Pro-Choice Washington for several years. They have helped us ensure compliance, become more efficient, and maximize our resources. I trust Advocate Accounting to help me navigate the complex nature of our work and our organizational structure completely. And, I have a great time working with them! I cannot recommend them enough.”
—Kia Guarino, Executive Director, Pro-Choice Washington
“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
“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
“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
“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