Creative Services

The Pacific Northwest has a thriving community of small and mid-sized creative service firms and agencies, which face a unique set of challenges. You got into this business to show off your book, not worry about the books, so leave it to local experts who are well-versed with accounting, financial consulting, and more. How’s that for a pitch?

Common Services We Offer Creative Services Firms

Client Accounting Services

Keep your books solid throughout the year with expert accounting help. We can work directly in your Quickbooks or Xero account, too.

Consulting & Management Advising

Determine your short-term direction and long term strategy with help from our expert financial consultants. We assist with everything from forming entities to planning exit strategies.

Employee Benefit Plan Audit

Create a win-win situation, where you give employees the benefits they deserve, and get the maximum tax benefit for doing the right thing.

Estate Planning

Protect your assets from being overtaxed, and provide for your family into the next generation. We’ll help you make all the right moves.

Financial Reporting & Assurance Services

Report your financials with confidence. These reports are invaluable resources for business owners, lenders, funders, contributors, and other interested parties.

Internal Control Assessment

Stay accountable and prevent fraud with an outside expert’s help. We’ll help ensure the integrity of your financial and accounting information.

Low-Income Housing & New Market Tax Credit Consulting

Keep your nonprofit focused on low-income housing projects in compliance, and providing the most good for the community you serve.

Single Audits

Keep your business or non-profit in compliance with the federal funds you receive. We’ll make sure you have adequate internal controls in place.

Startup Preparation

Focus on getting your big idea off the ground, and leave the paperwork to us. We’ll help you set up for success, with entity formation, accounting in place, and more.

State & Local Taxes

Stay on top of your tax obligations, and those of your business, nonprofit, or other organizations. We’ll walk you through and help you avoid audits and overpaying.

Tax Planning & Preparation

Set yourself up for success with our approach that uses a rigorous eye to help you get the greatest advantage from your income tax situation.

Why Us for Creative Services Firms

Commitment to Nonprofits

We specialize and understand the culture, values, and dynamics of the nonprofit sector. Our mission is helping you thrive with yours.

A Diverse Team

Diversity, equity and inclusion has been a core value of the firm since the beginning and is at the center of who we are and how we work.

Bringing Our Best

We operate a small team where our top people, including the partners, are the ones handling your sensitive financial situations.

National Resources

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

Trusted Partnership

Since 1972 we’ve been here in Portland, working to better our community. Our philosophy says we only succeed when you succeed, and only you can define what that means. Throughout it all, we’ll be there for you.

Giving Back

We’re always supporting our community and taking care of our natural environment. You can often find us doing service projects, hosting seminars, and participating in Portland’s Sustainability at Work program.

Personal Touch

Our approach is to personally connect with you so we truly understand your needs and challenges no matter what stage you or your business is in.

Partnering With The Best Team

We thrive in working in a team environment that’s why our team often includes attorney’s, trust officers, financial planners, and other professionals to serve our clients goals.


We understand the delicate grieving process our Estates & Trust clients may go through and stive to lessen the burden by handling tax matters.

Community Focused

We think differently at McDonald Jacobs, and we make our community a better place by providing superior professional services that directly impact peoples’ lives.

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.

Creative Services Experts