Campbell Strong Audit RFQ

Fort Campbell Strong Defense Alliance, a 501(c)(6) tax exempt organization, is requesting an audit and tax proposal from several CPA firms with experience providing audit and tax services to not-for-profit organizations.
The Fort Campbell Strong Defense Alliance, Inc. was the result of a collaborative planning effort that began in 2015 in response to the inactivation of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) at Fort Campbell in 2014, and in 2015 the 4th Brigade Combat Team was also deactivated resulting in a total loss of 5803 Soldiers from Fort Campbell.  This planning initiative was funded by a grant from the Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA).  

Fort Campbell Strong Defense Alliance, Inc. is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization founded in 2018 with a mission to provide a dedicated, unified voice on addresses all matters of military significance to ensure the region achieves its full economic potential while supporting and partnering with Fort Campbell to embrace our military and their families with enduring economic and workforce opportunities.

In 2019 The Campbell Strong Foundation, Inc was established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity.  
Pennyrile Area Development District is the fiscal agent for FCS and they utilize the Accufund accounting software.  

Fort Campbell Strong Defense Alliance is designated as a special purpose governmental entity under KRS 65A.  Audit requirements can be found in KRS 65A.030.

B.  Audit Timing and Scope
Our agency requests a bid from your firm to provide:
  1. Audited financial statements for the year ending June 30, 2024
  2. Preparation of management letter
  3. Preparation of IRS Form 990
  4. Planning meetings in preparation for audit.
  5. Presentation of final audited financial statements and management letter to our Board of Directors, including executive session if requested.
  6. Provide guidance on tax exempt status.  FCS is seeking guidance on whether to remain a 501 (c)(6) organization or change to a 501 (c)(3) status.  Currently FCS exists as a 501 (c)(6); however, a 501 (c)(3) organization was created in 2019 under the Fort Campbell Strong Foundation name.  
  7. Availability to answer questions throughout the entire year.

We anticipate that we would be prepared for the audit of the fiscal 2024 financial statements to begin fieldwork during the week of July 22, 2024 and would expect the delivery of financial statements and the management letter by December 1, 2024.  We would also expect the timely preparation and filing of tax returns.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, contact Alisha Sutton at (270)886-9484 or [email protected] and we will make available to you:
  • current financial statements,
  • other documents as requested by you for preparation of a proposal

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