Based out of Washington, D.C. The Consonance Group aims to build a better world, solving social problems by virtue of the work we do on behalf of the organizations we serve. A trusted partner to nonprofits and small businesses, we know how to focus on the mission while also managing finances and human resources.
We specialize in keeping nonprofit and small business books organized, up-to-date, and efficient. From bookkeeping and payroll up to Chief Financial Officer roles, you can delegate your financial operations to our team for efficient, accurate, timely, and cost-effective performance.
We manage payroll with your preferred payroll service provider or set you up with one. As needed, we manage new employee onboarding, retirement contributions, and other benefits.
After closing each monthly accounting period, organizational financial statements are prepared. TCG works with you to develop a comprehensive, easy-to-read reporting package that clearly and accurately paints the picture of your financial position. We also help you develop budget templates or accounting process adjustments as needed to align your budgeting and your accounting to produce reliable YTD budget vs. actual and cash flow reporting.
We handle the processing of all the day-to-day income and expense transactions. Our Quickbooks ProAdvisor-certified bookkeeping team posts all entries to your accounting system, maintains connections with your bank and credit card companies, and can implement paperless systems to handle bill payments and credit card receipts.
For organizations without a CFO, TCG provides expertise and service scaled to fit smaller businesses where a full-time in-house position is not required.
The Consonance Group is pleased to offer comprehensive HR services bundled with our bookkeeping services. Our team of experienced HR professionals can handle a wide range of functions such as benefits, administration, recruiting, on/offboarding, employee and management training, performance management, employee relations, and more. We can also handle task-based HR projects such as drafting an employee handbook, job descriptions, or compensation benchmarking.
We pride ourselves on being a strategic partner to our clients. We work closely with your leadership team to develop and implement HR policies and programs that align with your business goals and support your company’s growth. With our expertise and support, you can focus on running your business, confident that your HR needs are handled effectively and efficiently.
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Chief Executive Officer
Jonathan Morris has led the Consonance Group, formerly Morris and Company, for over ten years. He is responsible for setting the strategic vision and planning, implementing strategic communications, and developing the client relationships he has established to make his company successful. With over 20 years experience in nonprofit accounting and an understanding of the distinct differences between nonprofit and for-profit bookkeeping, Jonathan has served grassroots arts organizations up to large international non-governmental organizations (NGOs). His deep appreciation for the missions of nonprofits and for-profits alike has led him to reach organizations not only in the Washington D.C. area, but nationally.
Jonathan worked as a freelance bookkeeper and part-time musician prior to starting Morris and Company. He also served as the Executive Director of the Washington D.C. Chapter of the American Composers Forum and was the Accounting Manager at Freedom House, a nonprofit based in Washington D.C.
- B.A. from Connecticut College, New London, CT
- Graduate studies in composition at the Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT
Chief Operating Officer
Adria Cooper is the Chief Operating Officer for the Consonance Group. She collaborates with the Chief Executive Officer to drive the organizational vision, mission, operations strategy, and finances. Adria also oversees the company operations and employee productivity, while also providing human resources services to multiple small nonprofits and for-profits. Before becoming the COO, she was the company’s Director of HR Services. Adria comes to TCG with over fifteen years of experience in operational and human resources leadership.
Before joining the Consonance Group, Adria worked for the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, serving as the Director of Operations for the nonprofit think tank, offering executive leadership for all aspects of operations, including finances, human resources, and IT. She also spent most of her time there as the Corporate Secretary to their Board of Directors.
- B.S. degree in Communications
- Human Resources certifications: SHRM-CP and SHRM California Employment Law
Danielle Baines is the Finance Manager for the Consonance Group. She manages the financial transactions and statements of our clients, processes their payroll, and manages the deliverables of our bookkeeping team.
Danielle previously worked as the Finance and Insurance Manager at Rapido Fiancial where the finance department was created under her leadership and she built relationships with lending institutions for financing for their clients. She also had previous experience working in finance for one of the top-leading banking institutions in the nation. With more than fifteen years of experience, Danielle brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the TCG team.
Chief Financial Officer
Imran Babayev, CPA, CGMA, is a finance leader with over twenty years of professional experience in accounting and financial management. In addition to being the Consonance group part-time CFO, Imran is currently employed full-time as Finance Director at the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL).
Throughout Imran's career, he held various financial leadership positions in nonprofit organizations, including IMA World Health, Catholic Relief Services, and the International Rescue Committee. Imran's expertise includes financial analysis, budgeting and forecasting, accounting, and compliance.
As a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant, Imran brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Consonance group. Imran's dedication to financial stewardship and his passion for empowering organizations to achieve their missions make him a valuable member of our team.