Who We Are

Batts Morrison Wales & Lee is a CPA firm exclusively serving nonprofit organizations and their leaders. Our founder, Mike Batts, began serving nonprofit organizations as a new staff accountant right out of college.

When I began, as a newly minted accountant, to work with the wonderful people who had made it their life’s work to help others, I was captivated.  These folks were doing great work, helping people with all aspects of their lives – physically, emotionally, educationally, and spiritually.  I was captivated not only by their clear sense of mission to make a real difference in the lives of people, but also by their real need for help…technical help…accounting help, tax help, strategic planning help, board governance help.  So I began a quest to cut a new path…a path that I would soon realize is a calling…striving to provide these great organizations with the best service available in the United States in these key areas.  I believe they deserve the best, given what they give of themselves every day, and I believe that God expects us to give them our best as well.

Mike Batts, BMWL Managing Partner

BMWL’s seven partners and practice directors are:

BMWL serves clients with offices and activities throughout the United States and in many countries of the world.  The BMWL team helps nonprofit organizations maintain strong donor trust and confidence, produce highly effective financial reports, strategically budget for improved financial condition, adapt structure for better risk management, maximize tax exemptions, protect exempt status, and provide board member orientation and training.

We also provide extraordinary education and information services to our clients, helping them maintain an understanding of the emerging technical developments that affect their organizations.

We are an independent member of the BDO Alliance USA, a nationwide association of independently owned consulting and service firms with similar client service goals.1

1The BDO Alliance USA is a subsidiary of BDO USA, LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership. For more than 100 years, BDO has provided quality service through the active involvement of experienced and committed professionals.  The firm serves clients through more than 60 offices and over 700 independent Alliance firm locations nationwide. As an independent Member Firm of BDO International Limited, BDO serves multi-national clients through a global network of more than 88,000 people working out of more than 1,800 offices across 167 countries.

BDO USA, LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership, is the U.S. member of BDO International Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, and forms part of the international BDO network of independent member firms.  BDO is the brand name for the BDO network and for each of the BDO Member Firms.