70 East Sunrise Highway Suite 500, Valley Stream, NY 11581.
DIRECT: 516-367-0440 , TOLL FREE: 800-367-1650

Private and Charter Schools

Since 1984, we have provided accounting services for private and charter schools. Consider us for all of your CPA, bookkeeping and tax needs.
G. A. Clahar, CPA provides an extensive range of services to businesses and individuals of various sectors and industries. We offer our financial services in Baldwin, NY, where we strive to meet the specific needs of each client in a constantly changing financial environment.

Why hire us?

Charter schools and private schools are required to submit to compliance audits in association with Governmental Auditing Standards. We have expert professionals who have assisted many schools in meeting their budgets. We also prepare annual filings and ensure adequate training for your school staff and board members.

We use our industry experience to provide both Charter schools and private schools with insights on adopting new tools. We help navigating the funding process and in facing compliance challenges, in addition to responding appropriately to public scrutiny.

We understand that the focus of school leaders should be mainly on education and student achievement. We are aware of the state regulatory agencies, the IRS and the philanthropic donors who wish to receive financial reports demonstrating stewardship at a professional level for the monetary resources. We have experienced finance professionals who have the expertise to meet the accounting needs of a variety of different types of schools.

What services do we provide for Charter Schools and Private Schools?

We provide accounting, taxation and CFO services. Our systematic approach is a combination of a deep understanding about the environment of these schools along with appropriate expertise in finance and operations. We design customized solutions for the school’s financial systems to ensure accurate financial reporting.

Our CPA team understands the unique accounting issues schools have and without fail or delay, we report the requirements that each charter school faces. As a charter school, you can receive guidance and support at intervals from a CFO. Understandably, hiring a full time financial officer may give you second thoughts. The truth is that it will actually cost less than if you handle your financial affairs personally in addition to all of your other daily responsibilities.

We will manage all of your accounting activities. We prepare financial reports accurately and in a timely manner. Keeping all of these benefits in mind, you can be assured you will be able to make better business decisions, reducing overhead costs and freeing up your valuable time to spend on other core responsibilities.

Why Choose Geraldine A. Clahar, CPA Firm

Geraldine A. Clahar, CPA, has over 30 years’ experience as a professional accountant. Her background includes work in both public accounting, (with three years at KPMG’s New York office), and private accounting in the healthcare industry. She holds a BBA in accounting from CUNY Baruch College and an MBA in Taxation from St. Johns University. Her firm, G.A. Clahar, CPA serves small- to-medium-sized businesses as well as individuals, servicing all of their accounting, bookkeeping, tax, and financial planning needs.

Our Overall Services Include:

  • Accounting
  • Assistance with bank loan applications
  • Bookkeeping
  • Business consulting, budgeting and forecasting
  • Financial statement compilations, review, and analysis
  • Notary public
  • Payroll
  • Tax
  • Tax filings
  • Assistance with obtaining federal and state Minority and Small Business Certification

About Our Firm

Our experience in both public and private accounting provides us with a set of skills usually found only in large accounting firms. But our small size means that we offer a high level of attention and personalized service to each client.

In the field of taxation, rules are updated or become obsolete very quickly. We are constantly refreshing our knowledge base to stay on the cutting edge in the accounting and tax fields.

For professional, attentive service, no matter the size or scope of your organization, whether it is for-profit, not-for-profit or for individuals, contact us today for an appointment.