If your organization leverages federal government resources, either directly or indirectly, you may be subject to a Single Audit.  These are complex but necessary audits to demonstrate your organization is using those resources prudently.  Uniform Grant Guidance and the OMB Compliance Supplement set forth the requirements for the testing of federal grant expenditures under a Single Audit.  The scope includes careful scrutiny of the organization’s compliance with significant grant provisions as well as assessing the operating effectiveness of the internal controls over compliance.  The extent of testing is contingent on several factors, including, but not limited to, the Organization’s experience with federal funding.

Our firm has extensive experience with these audits with a range of funding from many different federal agencies and as a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) Government Audit Quality Center, we have access to a variety of resources and tools to help our clients.

Industry Expertise


The Pacific Northwest is home to a thriving ecosystem of nonprofits, serving countless causes right in our backyard. We couldn’t be prouder to be neighbors with such worthwhile organizations, which is why serving this sector with our CPA and financial consulting firm is the cornerstone of our business. Nonprofits face a unique series of challenges in compliance, reporting, and regulation, and they still need to keep the lights on—we’re here to help with all of it.

Low Income Housing Projects

The Pacific Northwest is one of the highest growth regions in the country, with tons of developer activity, a growing unhoused population, and powerful regulations to go with it all. Whether you’re building a standalone low-income housing project, or trying to stay compliant with setting aside Section 8 unit requirements and zoning laws, we can help you out. Serve the communities who need it most while maintaining profit and staying within the red tape.

Service Leaders

Jeffrey Lester

Senior Assurance Manager

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Why Us for Single Audits

National Resources

We’re part of an alliance of independent firms across the country, that expands our access to resources, experiences, and service specialties.

Focused On Goals

Our philosophy is simple: we get to know you and your personal financial goals as well the objectives of your business. We’re prepared to work with you on your current goals and your future vision.

Beyond the Numbers

Numbers do tell a story. Part of our commitment is to tell that story. Your financial information offer an important perspective of your history, current trends, and future outlook.


The estate planning team at McDonald Jacobs is experienced, knowledgeable, and expert at leading clients through complicated estate planning matters in a comprehensible fashion. They are valuable members of any client’s estate planning team.

Donna M. Muehleck, Duffy Kekel LLP

Their knowledge is beyond repute, but it is the personal relationships I have formed, along with their outstanding customer service and professionalism, that sets McDonald Jacobs apart.

Doug Shumaker, Individual Tax Client, Coho.net

We need an auditor who understands nonprofits, is responsive, and can be understanding and flexible in a way that smaller nonprofits often are. That’s why we work with McDonald Jacobs.

The Northwest Catholic Counseling Center

Some firms feel there’s a risk about teaching their clients too much about certain forms. That’s not the case at McDonald Jacobs. They don’t worry about those types of things. They’re open-handed and open-hearted.

Terry Miller, TerryMiller.biz