C.E.A. Scholtes & Associates

Experienced Accountants & Auditors
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Chris Scholtes first established C.E.A. Scholtes & Associates in September 2002. Our firm of over 25 employees specializes in servicing middle-market and emerging businesses, international businesses and non-profit organizations. Our firm is predominantly centered around providing many types of accounting services including – back office remote and on-site accounting, part-time or interim CFO services, cash flow analysis, and much more. In addition, we perform audits and attest engagements such as reviews, compilations, and agreed-upon procedures.

We are here to help our clients succeed. But what sets us apart from other firms? Click below to see why C.E.A. Scholtes & Associates is the perfect fit for you.

Accounting Services

Accounting Services

We offer a wide variety of accounting services including back office remote bookkeeping, financial reporting and much more.
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Attest and Assurance

Attest and Assurance

We are more than happy to help you with audits, reviews, compilations and agreed upon procedures.
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Non-Profit Tax Compliance

Non-Profit Tax Compliance

Our expert team can help you prepare anything from Form 990's to annual reports.
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Why Choose Our Firm?

Selective Hiring

We only hire experienced, highly qualified and friendly, relatable accountants.  Most employees are coming from the Big 4 or Regional Firms and have selected our Firm to continue their careers to have more control over their schedules.

Reduced Fees

We offer professional services comparable to larger accounting firms but for a fraction of the price. Because most of our work is done remotely, we are able to keep overhead costs down and give those savings to our clients. We strive to provide quality services for our clients while keeping costs low.

Non-Profit Specialists

Our expansive involvement in serving nonprofit organizations means you are benefiting from a wealth of experience and knowledge of best practices. It's 70% of what we do!

Accounting Technology Experts

We dedicate time to research and test the ever-changing technology advancements in accounting. We also stay informed and current on security risks to provide the best protection possible for our client’s data.

CEA Scholtes & Associates’ clients have secured more than $3.1 million in SBA PPP Funds!

SBA Paycheck Protection Program:

Due to the COVID-19 health and economic crisis, the SBA initiated a program to assist small business and provide them with a potentially fully forgiven loan to be used for payroll and a few other essential business expenses.

Scholtes & Assoc. played an important role in many of our client’s successful approval of PPP loans.  We provided calculations and backup documents.  We strived to be on top of the ever-changing guidelines and provided the most current information to our clients.

We are optimistic that the majority of funds will be fully forgiven!

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Many of our clients had very nice things to say, here are a few……

"JA of Central Maryland submitted their Paycheck Protection Program application 10 minutes ago. There is no way that this would have been possible without Stacy Davis’s hard work not only on the JA information, but equally as important, in her diligent research on the requirements of the program. Stacy was able to pull together the JA information in an excellent format on Wednesday which ultimately was very close what is in the rules that came out late last night. Not exactly sure how she did that, but we certainly appreciate her hard work. Thanks to Stacy, we are way ahead of the curve on the application for this program. This is huge for JA’s mission and its employees. Thanks very much for your help!!!"

"Kim, I just want to thank you for all of your support and professionalism as we apply for our loan. You have been available, delivered timely critical information and have guided us through this process with five star customer service. We are very fortunate to work with you. Once the loan is approved (fingers crossed!) I will miss our first thing every morning calls! Thank you for being excellent."

"Time and again Jenna has been so well prepared, had all the information well organized often that others should have had and followed up quickly and correctly. She has been always available. We were very fortunate she was on our team. " "Great work by Clare and Jenna Opitz who works with Scholtes" "Fortunately the application was simple and Scholtes did the calculations quickly"

"Thank you Christine! We could not have gotten this funding without you!"

"We have secured the PPP loan in the second round. Marta and Becky, thank you so much for your diligence in preparing the application. "


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Read about our assistance with the SBA Payroll Protection Program and client testimonials!