Compassion, Contribution and Harmony Aren’t Words Typically Associated With A CPA

…But That’s What’s Different About This Accounting Firm

We’ve been working with non-profits to build community since 1978. Our firm brings a world view of contribution, determination and hard work to all client engagements. Whatever you are facing, you get the firm’s attitude of being undeterred in accomplishing your objectives.
My life has been formed by growing up and living in two of the most progressive communities in the San Francisco Bay Area and South Central Los Angeles. You benefit from the determination developed as a result of that background. Adversity has made us compassionate and not hard boiled. When it comes to conflicts you’re facing in your business, We work for harmonious resolution.
With our business clients, we believe it’s our job to take the worry out of your business. If you’re nagged by feeling out of control and anxious, you can rest easy trusting your business to us. Yes, compassion, contribution and harmony aren’t words typically associated with CPA’s. We ARE different!

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We Work With Two Distinct Types Of Client Businesses

  • Our Expertise Is In All Things Non-Profit, and In Keeping The Profit in For-Profit businesses

    It may seem that these two are worlds apart, but our clients don’t seem to be. Whether non-profit or for-profit businesses our clients share our values of compassion, contribution and harmony. Whether your business is for-profit or non-profit, we make sure it’s run efficiently, guided by best practices.
    I’m not sure what the right word is here, but the concept I’m thinking of is equitable. That is the theme that goes through all your work.

  • We Specialize As A “Boutique” Accounting Firm Working With Non-Profits

    No matter what stage your non-profit is in, we understand your needs and serve them.
    From organization to dissolution, you can count on us. We have not only the expertise to support your mission, but the experience from working with so many non-profits. We’re especially valuable to you in assisting with your funding efforts.

  • We Provide CFO For Hire Services For The For-Profit Business

    If your business needs a CFO, but isn’t yet ready to hire full time, we can fill that “part time” need.
    Our emphasis is working with you on the strategic planning that keeps you profitable. We’re there long-term through the execution. You get ongoing advisory services along with all the standard accounting services. We also provide valuation services to assist you in harmoniously passing on generational wealth or ending a business or personal partnership.

When You Choose Our Firm, You Get Decades Of Experience

The Original Firm Was Founded In 1976—And That’s A Lot Of Experience!

James P. Richardson CPA, Inc. is the successor firm of White Richardson LLP and Clarence White, CPA. James has worked with non-profits and for-profits from 1976 to present. When choosing a CPA firm to support your financial needs, experience counts. From our office in Richmond, California, we’ve served for-profit and non-profits all over the United States.

"We appreciate James Richardson as an auditor. If we can keep him for a lifetime, we definitely will. We appreciate his integrity and honesty, and how he helps us. We never have a hassle or disagreement about things. He does a super job for us, giving us the peace of mind we need to fulfill our mission. Thanks James!"

− Charles Range, CEO of South Of Market Health Center, San Francisco

"James is a CPA with a heart. He does our taxes. He provides audit services. However, above all he has compassion for the clients we serve and for the mission of our organization. If you are looking for a reputable CPA firm, look to James Richardson. I recommend him wholeheartedly."

− Helen Lamar, Executive Director of The Providence Foundation of San Francisco

Where To Next?

Now you have an overview of our company. To learn the details of the kinds of companies we work with and the kinds of challenges they face, click on Who We Work With.