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"The Baltimore Humane Society hired C.E.A. Scholtes to audit our financials each year and their guidance and recommendations have been an important reason why our Guidestar rating drastically increased to the highest level possible. The Scholtes Team is very patient and thorough and they have a complete understanding of non-profit organizations. "
Andrew S. Levine
Baltimore Humane Society
Executive Director & Board Member

"I am writing as the Co-Founder and Board Chair of CaringOn, a non-profit founded in 2013 that gives thanks to caregivers of advanced cancer patients in Maryland by giving them a day or two to relax, recharge, and renew. Chris Scholtes and CEA Scholtes & Associates has donated their time and talent for free to our non-profit over the past three years to do all our accounting work and advise us on all financial matters. Chris Scholtes and Marina Strehin (and everyone at the firm) have been caring, strategic, detailed, and prompt about their work for us and we can always rely on them for sound financial advice and a big heart. We adore them and highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great financial advocate. "
Lee Kappelman
Co-Founder & Board Chair

"C E A Scholtes and Associates were recommended to me by an accounting firm when I asked them to recommend a firm that could do an audit for a nonprofit that I was part of. The Board of the nonproft felt the need for an audit -- we had not had one in several years -- and asked me to find a firm to do it. I contacted Chris and we met and he described the process for what they would do for an audit.

They began by collecting the data for the audit. This in itself was a challenge since complete and organized records had not been kept for the time to be audited. They took the challenge professionally and gradually reconstructed the data that was needed. I was impressed with how carefully and thoroughly they did this work. After completing the audit, Chris met with the Board of Directors to present their findings and discuss the recommendations that they had. These recommendations were very helpful as the Board moved on with the organization.

I was very happy with the work that C E A Scholtes did for the nonprofit and would not hesitate to recommend their services. "
Brother Frank ODonnell, SM
443-904-0508 (C)

"The LeadingAge Maryland Board of Directors selected C.E.A. Scholtes and Associates to conduct our annual audit. Our auditors have been thorough, fair, efficient and helpfully communicative. We would highly recommend C.E.A. Scholtes and Associates. "
Jill A. Schumann
President and CEO
LeadingAge Maryland

"C.E.A. Scholtes & Associates has been Junior Achievement of Central Marylandís accounting firm since 2010. During that time we have received nothing but knowledgeable and timely attention to all of our accounting needs. My trust in their ability to oversee our finances has allowed our staff to focus their efforts on the organizationís mission of providing young people the knowledge and skills they need for economic success. I would recommend them without hesitation to any organization looking for looking for personal, yet extremely professional accounting services. Chris and his team have truly been an asset to our organization on many levels. "
Kim Denis
Vice President, Operations | Junior Achievement of Central Maryland

"We hired Chris Scholtes and Associates after the termination of our CFO. We were a little lost and they came right in and saved the day! Heather, who continues to work with us, has managed to make our operation much more efficient and stress free. Their customer service is exceptional and I would recommend them to any business needing bookkeeping and accounting services done right."
Ron Samuelson
Samuelson's Diamonds

"Chris Scholtes and his team have given the Central Baltimore Partnership superb accounting and financial management services--helping us create and implement new systems for our growing nonprofit. Our income combines an array of public and private sources that are deployed for a wide array of work. They have helped us convert from systems we've outgrown, develop new frameworks, and are now handling our day-to-day financial management. At each step and in each facet, they have been the strongest possible partner--offering thoughtful, sound approaches, consistently reliable follow-through, and always with good cheer. We recommend them heartily!"
Ellen Janes
Executive Director
Central Baltimore Partnership

"I have been working with C. E. A. Scholtes & Associates for five years now. Needless to say, their work is professional and impeccable. As a small business owner who does not have time to keep on top of my own financials their service is so convenient and easy to work with. I truly love this company and I would recommend this company to anyone."
Nicole Hunter
Mario Armstrong Media

"C.E.A. Scholtes & Associates has been doing the fiscal year end review of the Bimax books for over twelve years. Additionally, they prepare the annual financial statements and consult with us as we need throughout the year. Over this period of time Bimax has grown four-fold both with regard to revenue and staffing. It has been an exciting and sometimes chaotic period and we could count on Scholtesí honest and conservative accounting approach. This allowed Bimax management to focus on growing its specialty chemicals business with full confidence that our books were in good order. We have always sailed through our annual bank reviews without a hitch and this has given us the credibility to obtain financing whenever needed. After such a long relationship, we view C.E.A. Scholtes & Associates as an important part of the Bimax team, always responsive and willing to help."
Ronald Kreis, President
Bimax, Inc

"Intersection of Change has been working with Scholtes & Associates since 2008 for our audits and financial reviews and have appreciated the steady and thorough work of their team. As a small nonprofit that operates on a lean budget we have also valued their fair rates and support that have helped us to address our auditing needs within our budget."
Todd Marcus
Executive Director
Intersection of Change
(formerly Newborn Holistic Ministries)

"I worked directly with Chris Scholtes on two financial reviews for non-profit organizations. He and I worked on restricted endowment funds and a capital campaign. Because of his thorough work and research of old records, he clarified the restrictions on the endowment funds and explained it to the board of directors. Chris was professional, knowledgeable, reliable and very pleasant to work with. I highly recommend C.E.A Scholtes & Associates.."
Anissa Good, PHR
Office Manager
Garvey Insurance & Financial Services