Donovan has consistently provided us outstanding audit, tax and consulting services. They are a highly valued, trusted partner in supporting the growth of our business. Their expertise is diverse. They possess a highly experienced and competent staff that is always responsive to our needs.
We’re not your parent’s CPA firm. We’re not boring stuffed shirts who only care about the bottom line. In fact, the opposite is true. We’re a team with colorful personalities and great senses of humor, with a genuine interest in our clients’ financial health and welfare.
Donovan Certified Public Accountants has been a complete financial-needs resource for over 50 years, which means we have a solid track record of success. We not only help you work toward reaching your present and future financial goals, we provide an array of specialty support services designed to make your life easier. It’s that simple.
Why choose us
We know you have plenty of other accounting firms to choose from, but we want you to choose us. Why? Because we do good work. And we want to be the ones who give you relief from all those accounting-related tasks and responsibilities – so you can do what you do best: grow your business and personal assets.
To us, the services we offer our clients are much more than just compliance. They represent carefully thought-out ways to make your life better. We want to know that whether you’re in our offices or out enjoying your life, our efforts help you achieve your financial goals … and help you sleep better at night.
We work for and with clients to provide comprehensive accounting services with dedication, enthusiasm and effective communication in order to achieve personal and financial goals.
What We Stand For
Our mission at Donovan CPAs is to attract, develop, and empower an ever-growing team beloved by the clients they serve.
Most CPA firms put their clients first, but Donovan is not like most CPA firms. We believe prioritizing our team members above all else will ultimately lead to the best possible client experience. We are creating a firm where passion is a prerequisite, and that passion passes on to the clients we serve. Join us on this exciting journey where putting our team members first propels us all to new heights of success!
Donovan CPAs seeks to enrich the lives of both clients and staff. We achieve strong results doing it the right way where all participants are blessed in the process. We desire to create a culture that inspires the greater good in all of us and everyone we touch, fostering the ability to bolster our families and communities individually and collectively.
We adhere to the following values for our clients and staff:
- Honesty: We uphold the highest standards of honesty in all our interactions, ensuring transparency and trust in every relationship, both internal and external.
- Integrity: We operate with unwavering integrity, adhering to ethical principles which guide our decisions and actions.
- Kindness: We approach every colleague and client with kindness and respect, fostering a supportive and inclusive environment.
- Excellence: We are committed to delivering excellence in every aspect of our services, striving for continuous improvement and innovation.
- Accountability: We accept and embrace accountability, always meeting our commitments and exceeding client expectations.
At Donovan CPAs, our vision is to be the unrivaled answer to the question, “Which CPA firm is the best in Indiana?” This vision implies decision makers throughout our state are seeking the absolute best financial partner and the obvious choice to fill that role is Donovan CPAs. Guided by a steadfast commitment to our core values. We advance our firm by adhering to our four pillars:
1. Team Member Experience:
We foster a workplace where every team member thrives, grows, and finds fulfillment in their professional journey. Our dedication to nurturing talent, promoting life-work effectiveness, and fostering a culture of inclusivity ensures our team members are not just employees but valued contributors to our shared success.
2. Client Service:
We aspire to be the trusted advisors our clients turn to for all their professional needs. Our relentless dedication to providing exceptional, personalized service, and expert guidance ensures our clients’ financial well-being and peace of mind. We measure our success by the success of our clients.
3. Community Presence:
We envision a strong and positive presence in the communities we serve. Through active engagement, philanthropy, and volunteerism, we strive to make a meaningful impact on the well-being of our local and global communities. We believe that our success is intertwined with the prosperity of the communities we call home.
4. Principled Growth:
We are committed to sustainable and principled growth. Our vision for growth is not measured solely in financial terms but in the positive influence we have on the business and non-profit organizations we serve. We prioritize ethical practices, innovation, and responsible stewardship of resources as we expand our footprint and impact.
At Donovan CPAs, our vision is not just a statement; it’s a guiding force that inspires us to reach new heights, to serve with integrity and passion, and to leave a lasting, positive legacy for generations to come.
After a decade or more with the same CPA firm, I decided it was time for a change. I asked around for a firm that understands the reality of business and how to translate our real-world issues to financial and tax reporting. I’m glad I was steered to Donovan. They have been very responsive and advised us well, particularly in working with banks.
Wolfe Diversified switched from a large regional CPA firm to Donovan in 2014 for consulting and our company audit and tax work. We lowered our cost and received very high quality work and great service. We have been very happy with our decision to move to Donovan and believe it has benefited our business.
I want to take just a moment and say THANKS to Jeff Donovan and his team at Donovan for what a great job they have done on all of the accounting and tax work for my company. They have taken something that was frankly a mess and very intimidating for me and made it simple and streamlined, giving me confidence that it is all correct. Even more than that – we have become friends, and I value that more than anything! Thanks Jeff, for a great job and a great team!
As the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds and Conference Center has grown into a diverse business with more than 250 events throughout the year, we have relied on Donovan Certified Public Accountants expertise for the past 10 years. Donovan truly understands our business and we feel great knowing their financial experts are an extension of our staff.
We have been working with Donovan CPA for almost 10 years. Working with them has been wonderful. Being a new business in Indiana at the time, they were very helpful in guiding us to be in compliance. Every step of the way, our questions were always answered. They have made our relationship with the bank very easy. I appreciate their work ethic and professionalism, which makes working with them so easy. This is what made the long lasting relationship work so well.
Donovan understands the challenges that small businesses face every day. For close to 30 years, their financial guidance has made a huge impact on our short and long-term success at Spear Corporation. Donovan continues to help us achieve our goals to grow our company and maximize our profits. They have been a true partner in everything we have accomplished at Spear Corporation. (Learn more about Spear’s success.)
It has been my distinct privilege to have Jeff Donovan and the Donovan, P.C. family as both my personal, as well as corporate, tax accountants and advisors since 2003. We have benefited greatly from their keen insight and astute eye for critical tax issues that have resulted in Servant HR being a stable and prosperous organization. I am blessed to have advisors that possess the same life priorities and convictions that I have for both my business and personal life. The Donovan team played an especially critical role in our early years in helping us navigate a growing tax burden with limited resources. Now, this valued partnership has grown into a essential vendor partnership in which I judge all of my other vendor partnerships by.
I appreciate and value the professional relationship with Donovan. I have been a client since 2007. Jeff is a skilled professional who not only provides high quality work product, but is also highly attentive to the needs and demands of my business. The fee structure and scope of services have always been tailored to the needs of my business. The staff at Donovan are professional and courteous and attentive to the needs of the clients. Donovan is a valued partner in my business and have been from the day we opened up.
As an early stage company, it’s important that I spend my time on the areas where I contribute the most value to growing my business. Rex made it easy to stay focused on the business while advising me on practical tax strategy. I count on Rex and his Donovan team as an important partner to identify opportunities and avoid the “gotchas” of starting a new venture.
Thanks for all your help in getting us through this estate! We have enjoyed working with you.
Hope Healthcare Services has worked with Donovan CPAs for many years—in tax filings and the production of financial statements. Their expertise and work quality is great, but the relationship goes beyond that of vendor-client. Donovan has been a trusted partner with Hope Healthcare through these years, often going the extra mile on our behalf. I can happily recommend them.
I absolutely love them! They are incredibly supportive and truly feel like a partner who wants what is best for our school. They are also very personable and responsive to all of our needs and questions- throughout the audit process but even throughout the year. BJ Lippert is the MAN and if you can work with him I would highly recommend it.
As someone who works with a lot of audit firms through the year, I will tell you that I do really appreciate the responsiveness, timeliness, thoroughness and care you and your team have always shown. It’s not often that I see it, especially for a smaller org like ours. So thank you 🙂
Just a quick note to share feedback that Trinity has been a huge help the past 2 weeks. His follow-up and timely replies are greatly appreciated and another example of why switching to Donovan was the right choice for our company! He also prevented our company from being late with payment to Wisconsin… $107 but I never want to provide any taxing authority a reason to include a “little red flag” next to our company’s tax-id in their system regardless of the minor $’s associated with penalty and fees. Again, his efforts have been a huge help during an extremely hectic 2 weeks.
You & Donovan as a whole are showing AMACO made the right choice. I’ve already shared that with the owners. They are very accustomed to being told why they can’t do something. I’m confident they will find it refreshing to see that some CPA Firms have the ability to listen & talk through options. I knew it existed for mid-market companies… but only if with mid-market firms who understand those companies. You’re proving that now. Much Thanks!
I did hear something this week that I wanted to share and I will try to get more context for you but I did hear a statement from our deputy general counsel who primarily deals with legislative matters, to the effect that Donovan is being held out as the “gold standard” in charter schools audits. She has been involved in a lot of discussions regarding why the IVS issue wasn’t caught sooner, proposed legislative changes regarding virtual charter schools, communications with IDOE etc, where there has been a call for SBOA to take these back in as a solution to the virtual school issue. Anyway, the gold standard is always nice to be considered.
Renew Indianapolis has used Donovan CPAs for the last several years to audit both our parent corporation and our subsidiary lending institutions. We receive approximately $2 million in federal grants per year from about a dozen different programs. The Donovan team has taken the time to learn the intricacies of our businesses, our funding sources, and the uniqueness of some of our financial transactions. They are also incredibly responsive to questions we have throughout the year, making the audit process go even more smoothly.
BJ and the team have also worked collaboratively with our accountant, staff, and Board to present the financials in the most easily digestible way possible. I sit on several Boards and have worked directly and indirectly with other audit firms, but the experience with Donovan has been by far the best. I recommend them without reservation.
I have been with your company many years. Rex and his team are great. It makes running a small business much easier. I was afraid you guys were going to get too big for me but it never happened. Thanks!