Girls Inc. of Durham. is requesting proposals (an “RFP”) from CPA firms, registered with CPA Ontario that are in good standing and have extensive experience in providing audit and tax services for not-for-profit organizations, to audit its financial statements for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021, with the possibility of reappointment for subsequent years through December 31, 2025.

We invite your firm to submit a proposal to us by April 8, 2021 for consideration. A description of our organization, the services needed, and other pertinent information follows:

Background of Girls Inc of Durham

Girls Inc of Durham (the “Organization”) was incorporated under Letters Patents on January 21, 1986. It is a non-profit corporation with no share capital and is exempt from income taxes under the terms of the Canadian Income Tax Act. The objective of the Organization is to foster the development of young girls in need of assistance in order that they may grow up to become adults who are positive contributors to the community at large.

Our annual operating budget is approximately $900,000 per year, and currently employs 8 people at our head office located at 398 Bayly Street West, Unit 1, Ajax, Ontario L1S 1P1.

Our main sources of revenues are from community foundations, United Way, federally funded programs, public support, program dues, fundraising and donations and various grants.

For more information about Girls Inc, please refer to:

  1. Audited Financial Statements:

The Organization maintains all accounting records in-house and uses QuickBooks 2019 for Not-for-Profit Organization for its accounting system, Ceridian for processing of its payroll and E-tapestry (by Blackbaud) to maintain its donor database. The Executive Director updates the books and records of the Organization with the Finance Committee having an oversight role.

Fiduciary responsibilities

The Board of Girls Inc of Durham is responsible for oversight of the charitable nonprofit’s accounting as part of its functions and the work of the independent auditor. As such, the Finance Committee of Girls Inc of Durham is soliciting qualifications from interested firms to provide us with professional services in support of the annual independent audit.

Proposal Timetable

  • RFP distributed starting March 15, 2021
  • Written proposals due to Girls Inc. of Durham – by April 8, 2021
  • CPA firm selected and notified – by May 13, 2021.

CLICK HERE FOR Girls Inc. Proposal For Audit

Any questions call Ms. Yvette Nechvatal-Drew, Executive Director of Girls Inc. of Durham

Phone: 905-428-8111 extension 224 Email: