Nona S. Solowitz, CPA, CGMA

Nona S. Solowitz, CPA, and Certified Quickbooks Pro Advisor, founder, and partner specializes in business consulting and tax services for small businesses and nonprofit organizations. She brings a unique perspective to her role. Having been a successful small business owner and nonprofit executive, she knows what her clients need because she’s been there too.
Nona started her career as the owner of the Village Bake Shop and Deli and went on to become a senior accountant at a large CPA firm. Along the way, she becomes director of finance and administration for an internationally known film festival and executive director of the largest synagogue in the Coachella Valley.
As executive director of Temple Sinai, Palm Desert, CA, Nona spent six years directing all business and administrative functions. She was responsible for all financial activities in accordance with not-for-profit accounting standards including preparation of financial reports for internal and external use; membership development and marketing; supplier negotiations; and coordination, analyzation, and maintenance of all departments’ budgets. She supervised 10 full-time and 15 part-time employees.
As director of finance and administration for the highly regarded Palm Springs International Film Festival, Palm Springs, CA, Nona was responsible for oversight of all financial activities and administrative functions, as well as managing employees and hundreds of volunteers.
Nona is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), California Society of Certified Public Accounts (CalCPA), National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP), National Association of Professional Women, Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce, Muses Society of McCallum Theatre, and the Girlfriend Factor. She serves on the Board of Directors of Jewish Family Services of the Desert, and on the Finance Committee of the Children’s Discovery Museum. She is a lifetime member of Hadassah, serves on the advisory board member of Women Leaders Forum, and is a community sponsor of Women Who Rule. She spends her free time cooking and creating food, spending time with her family, playing with her grandchildren, and hiking in the mountains.