Article Archives: 2016

Posted by: Julie Eisenhauer

By Julie Eisenhauer, CPA Are your company’s financial matters in order? Have you adequately addressed its financial risks? These are important questions your company should be answering regularly to address financial matters and enhance business value. A strong financial house supports growth and sustainability – enhancing the value of a business. The following are key areas […]

Posted by: Candi Avery

Candi Avery, CPA, CGMA Up until now, there has not been guidance related to going concern analysis and financial statement disclosure requirements in U.S. GAAP. Existing guidance has been embedded in the auditing standards, which have always required that auditors, not management, evaluate an organization’s ability to continue as a going concern for a reasonable […]

Posted by: Karen Dunn

By Karen Dunn, JD, LLM Typical year-end tax planning advice for individuals and corporations expounds on the virtues of accelerating deductions and deferring income. Charities and private foundations would be wise to consider the possible impact this advice may have on donations. It appears likely that income tax rates will drop under a GOP-controlled executive […]

By Anthony “Skip” Smith, CPA Typical year-end tax planning advice expounds on the virtues of accelerating deductions and deferring income, where opportunities are both possible and economically viable. With the prospect of early 2017 GOP control in both the executive and legislative branches of the federal government, the strategy takes on a higher sense of […]

Posted by: Karen Dunn

By Karen Dunn, JD, LLM Your charity just received a donation of a painting valued at $6,000. You have diligently sent the donor a thank you note that includes all the information that an acknowledgment must have for the donor to take a charitable deduction. That is a very good habit, but is that all […]

Posted by: Karen Dunn

By Karen Dunn, JD, LLM It is an election year and a CEO of a charitable, exempt organization personally endorses a presidential candidate at a forum sponsored by another public charity. The sponsoring organization of the event also invites one of the local gubernatorial candidates to speak to their members, but does not invite all […]

Posted by: Mike Nurse

According to a State of the Sector Survey done in 2015, 32% of non-profits say that achieving long-term sustainability is a top challenge for their organization. This is understandable because doing so takes a great deal of time, planning, and cultivation. Under your duty of care as a board member, you play an important role […]

Posted by: Julie Eisenhauer

By Julie Eisenhauer, CPA Successful business owners invest time working on their business instead of in the business on a regular basis. Making the time to focus on business value enhancement, through defining a direction for the company, focusing resources, and setting priorities and action steps; is important to a company’s success. Now is the […]

Posted by: Cheryl R. Olson · Karen Dunn

By Cheryl R. Olson, CPA, CGMA and Karen Dunn, JD, LLM This article has since been updated. You can find the latest version here. Your website may inadvertently cause tax risks for your nonprofit organization. A website communicates an organization’s mission, programs, and events to donors, volunteers, and the community. That is a valuable service. […]

Posted by: Kelly Rancourt

By Kelly Rancourt, CPA In July 2016, the Census Bureau, under the Federal Audit Clearinghouse (FAC), released the newest version of the data collection form (DCF) for Single Audits performed under both the Single Audit Act of 1984 (amended in 1966), and Title 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for […]

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