Non-Profit Organizations


From the beginning James Knutzen recognized that non-profits occupy a unique challenge and need specialized attention and advice to succeed with their stated mission. The Forde Firm is proud to continue this tradition!  Our staff has the experience with non-profits to advise and help guide their progress in an ever changing accounting environment.

Membership Organizations


Membership organizations exist for the education and support they can provide to their constituents. Normally they are supported almost wholly through the dues, meetings and contributions of the membership.



Foundations are normally funding and fund raising arms of a larger, more publicly recognized non-profit. To this end their goals are to maintain and grow the capital that has been entrusted to them for the betterment of the parent organization.

High Income Individuals


We provide tax and consulting services to our high income individual clients, in order to allow them to achieve their goals and pay the least amount of tax allowed by the current Internal Revenue Code

Estates & Trusts


Many high income clients have estates and establish trusts to handle the disposition of their wealth in the present and the future. There are many ways within the current tax code to protect and preserve wealth for future generations and individual goals.



The hospitality industry has a unique set of challenges.  Our experts are well versed in those challenges and with many years of industry experience are ready to assist you with all of your unique needs.  

Housing Organizations


Housing organizations that exist as non-profits are generally highly government regulated and have specific government auditing, accounting and compliance requirements. These corporations serve specific demographic populations.

Small Businesses


Our staff provides primarily tax and consulting services to the many small businesses who are our clients. Small business owners generally do not have the time or expertise to research all of the current tax and regulatory issues that exist. We are constantly updating our knowledge to help them.



Depending upon the denomination of the church, there are specific reporting requirements and regulations that must be adhered to. Our staff performs both financial audits and agreed upon procedure engagements for numerous churches in the Jacksonville area..



Many private schools obtain government funding in order to serve the unique needs of their target students. Because of this government funding these schools are subject to government accounting and compliance requirements.

Real Estate


Real estate is generally profitable but highly cyclical in nature.We provide tax advice and consulting in the areas of timing anddepreciation for all of our real estate clients so that they mayachieve their goals in the most expeditious manner.

Insurance and Finance


Insurance and finance are market industries that are also highly regulated by both the state insurance departments and the Securities and Exchange Commission. We provide audit, tax services and consulting in this industry.