Our Grand Rapids Nonprofit Bookkeeping, Tax Professionals, and Accounting Team Will Help You Achieve Your Financial Goals


Welcome to Specialized Accounting Services, your trusted financial management and nonprofit bookkeeping firm based near Grand Rapids, Michigan. We proudly provide comprehensive accounting, CFO, and Controller services to nonprofits and service-based small businesses throughout the Grand Rapids region, and can help you thrive in today’s fast-paced environment.


Smart financial decisions can support you in fulfilling the mission of your organization. Our firm specializes in nonprofit bookkeeping and accounting in Grand Rapids, including budgeting, forecasting, bookkeeping, and taxes.

Service Businesses

For local service-based businesses like law firms, therapy clinics, and trade services, our accounting and fiscal management offerings can improve solvency and long-term success.

Strategic Planning

Thriving as a nonprofit organization takes creativity, dedication, and a savvy CFO! We can assist you in financial forecasting, grant acquisition, compliance, and resource management.

Tax Preparation

Our tax preparation services guarantee accuracy, compliance, and strategies tailored to your unique needs. You can count on us for a stress-free tax season and financial peace of mind.

Why Choose Us

Choosing our small business accounting firm in Grand Rapids means choosing a dedicated, compassionate, and experienced financial professional who is committed to helping you achieve your goals. Chris Slater, CPA, has a unique CEO background, putting his industry experience to good use in developing customized solutions for your organization.

Here at Specialized Accounting Services, serving Grand Rapids, our small business accountants believe in transparency and integrity, and we work tirelessly to provide the highest level of service and attention to every one of our clients. Chris has the expertise and knowledge needed to provide top-notch financial services, including bookkeeping, tax planning, and financial management, and can act as a CFO/Controller for your business. If you’re looking for a reliable and trustworthy nonprofit bookkeeping partner in Grand Rapids to help you achieve financial success, you’ve come to the right place.

Chris Slater

The head of Specialized Accounting services, Chris Slater, has the perfect blend of executive-level strategy and a true heart for his community. He has worked with several notable organizations in Michigan, including United Way, Catholic Charities, and Community Healing Centers, and has rich work experience as an auditor, CEO, and CFO. Chris is invested in helping local nonprofits and service-based businesses through customized accounting, bookkeeping, tax, and financial planning.


“Chris has a knack for taking the complex and simplifying it into understandable and actionable information. His expertise extends beyond the financial; he has taken a personal interest in the inner-workings of our business so that his guidance aligns with our mission and strategy.  He cares deeply about people, has character, and is committed to doing great work. –“


Sarah Wildey
Chief Executive Officer
Choice Schools

“Chris has a comprehensive understanding of accounting, budgeting, tax laws and investments. He partners with the CEO to attain organizational financial goals. His work is timely and accurate. He provides perspective and insight to recognize opportunities while also evaluating risk. As a former CEO, he understands the balance of meeting board expectations and achieving organizational goals. He thinks both strategically and logically. He can explain financial information in a way that can be understood by a wide range of people. Chris is an asset to any organization.”


Ellen Carpenter
Executive Director
Ronald McDonald House Charities West Michigan

“Chris has played an instrumental role in setting up and maintaining our books. His knowledge of accounting and best practices has been invaluable. As our organization has grown Chris has been able to give advice from his experiences and he makes sure that we are aware of what is happening with the finances. He has worked tirelessly to ensure that he is providing the best service for us. He is a pleasure to work with.”


Mike Wildey
KDA Consulting