About the business
Cowperthwaite Mehta is a accounting firm in the heart of downtown Toronto. Since 1986, the firm has been providing audit, accounting, financial management and tax services and advice, with a specific focus on clients under $3 million in annual revenue. The firm prides itself on delivering high quality personal service. We have designed this site for new and existing clients and others in their search for information on administration and management of not-for-profit organizations in general and community based not-for-profit childcare centres specifically. Phil Cowperthwaite and Roger Mehta originally formed the partnership in 1986 to service not-for-profit organizations and small and medium-sized owner-managed businesses. We understand that organizations and companies in the not-for-profit and small business sectors have very specific needs and concerns, especially in the areas of cash flow management and dealing with donors, funders and tax authorities. . Additional resources: For more than 20 years, Cowperthwaite Mehta has built a broad client base of not-for-profits and small businesses such as childcare centres, housing co-operatives, arts organizations and owner managed service organizations. Many of the articles found in this site’s are applicable across sectors; however, they are written primarily from a not-for-profit perspective. Additional resources for our clients: As a firm with a focus on the not-for-profit sector, Cowperthwaite Mehta has always been actively involved in the sector and the broader community. This website is designed as a resource for our clients and others in their search for information on administration and management of not-for-profit organizations. Please feel free to reference or reproduce articles from the and . We only ask that you credit Cowperthwaite Mehta. Finance & Administration | With over twenty five years experience working with “small” clients in the Toronto area (annual revenue usually under $3 million), Cowperthwaite Mehta understands the specific needs and concerns that face these business and not-for-profit organizations . This section contains articles on employment, financial management, taxation and technology specifically as they relate to the clients we service. The information provided is general in nature and applicable in a broad range of fields and jurisdictions. Governance | Governance in the not-for-profit sector is always an important concern. Questions regarding responsibility and division of duties (management or the board of directors?) are frequently brought to our attention in our day-to-day dealings with clients. This section contains articles dealing primarily with governance issues, such as roles and responsibilities, as they relate to the Cowperthwaite Mehta not-for-profit client base. Childcare | Phil Cowperthwaite and his team provide audit services and accounting advice to over 150 childcare centres in the Greater Toronto Area. In this section, you will find articles specifically related to the administration of not-for-profit childcare centres in Ontario. Our objective is to support centres in providing high quality, affordable early learning and care for all children. Phil Cowperthwaite and Sue Hunter also co-author articles on the . ServiceOntario Launches Service Ontario has launched a new section for not-for-profits in Ontario making it faster and easier for organizations to get the services and information they need to start, operate and grow their NFPs. The new site features information on government open call programs for funding, ideas on how to start and manage a not-for-profit organization, a section to help organizations understand the laws that affect the sector, research about the sector, government initiatives that support the sector, and much more. Please follow the link to visit this new resource: www.ServiceOntario.ca/NotForProfits The articles and other information throughout this website are for information purposes only. This information should not be relied upon to replace specific professional advice. Readers should contact professional advisers before acting on the basis of material contained here.