Amanda M. Adams, CPA

Title:Managing Director, Tax Services

Leadership Role:National Leader, Nonprofit Tax Services

Education:BA in History, University of Texas; MS in Accountancy, University of Houston


Amanda Adams

As the National Leader of Cherry Bekaert’s Nonprofit Tax Services, Amanda oversees all tax compliance and consulting matters for the Firm’s tax-exempt clients. Amanda communicates regularly with clients regarding the latest industry trends through continuous monitoring of legislative and regulatory developments. Also a senior member of the Firm’s Education and Nonprofit industry groups, she guides a broad array of tax-exempt organizations including educational institutions, charitable and religious organizations, as well as foundations, museums, social clubs and trade associations.

Amanda has more than 13 years of experience serving the taxation needs of not-for-profit organizations. Her background includes serving as a tax partner for six years at a Houston-based CPA firm. In addition, Amanda is the author of numerous newsletter and journal articles, and is a frequent speaker at various nonprofit seminars.

Specialties/Areas of Expertise

  • Creation of Nonprofit Organizations
  • Nonprofit Tax
  • Private Foundation Tax
  • Public Charity Status Redeterminations and Guidance
  • Review, Analysis, and Planning Related to Unrelated Business Income