Request for Proposals: Audit Services

Oregon Humanities is seeking audit services for the preparation of its yearly audited financial statements and related filings for a three-year period beginning with the 2019 fiscal year. Oregon Humanities is a 501(c)(3) organization with annual budgets from $1.6 million to $2.4 million over the past three years. In addition to foundation, corporate, and individual support, our organization receives federal funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and is subject to a federal single audit. The audit of Oregon Humanities’ financial statements must be performed in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards.

Oregon Humanities seeks the following services:

  • Annual financial statement audit
  • Federal Single Audit
  • Preparation of IRS form 990 and Oregon form CT-12
  • Management letter

All proposals must include:

  • Evidence of the firm’s qualifications to provide the above services
  • Background experience in auditing nonprofit clients
  • The size and organizational structure of the auditor’s firm
  • A proposed timeline for fieldwork and final reporting
  • Proposed fee structure for each of the three years of the proposal period, including whatever guarantees can be given regarding increases in future years, and the maximum fee that would be charged
  • Describe your billing rates and procedures for technical questions that may come up during the year, or whether these services are covered in the proposed fee structure
  • Names of partner, audit manager, and field staff who will be assigned to our audit and provide biographies
  • References and contact information from at least two comparable nonprofit audit clients.

Oregon Humanities is committed to bringing Oregonians together across differences, beliefs, and backgrounds. Each year, we offer hundreds of public conversations and programs across the state and tens of thousands of dollars in grants to organizations that, like us, believe in the power of people in rooms listening, learning, and struggling together. In our magazine and on our website, we publish essays, photographs, films, and audio recordings that explore the thoughts, perspectives, and experiences of Oregonians, especially those who have been ignored, generalized, or oppressed.

Oregon Humanities values equity, justice, empathy, and respect as key attributes of vital, flourishing communities. We encourage proposals from candidates or organizations with diverse backgrounds, particularly those from historically underrepresented groups.

Please email your proposal by February 1, 2019, to Executive Director Adam Davis at