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Gifts-in-kind: Presentation and disclosure changes

FASB has issued a proposed Accounting Standards Update intended to increase transparency regarding such contributed nonfinancial assets. As many nonprofit organizations rely on these contributions to carry out their programs and related activities – the following is a brief overview of the changes, and how they may apply to your organization. ASU – Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic …

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How should a nonprofit record their PPP loan?

We need to start out with a disclaimer here. Currently, there is no authoritative guidance on how to account for PPP loans. If you google this topic, you’ll find that there is diversity in thought and approaches. However, there is some unofficial guidance from the Center for Plain English Accounting (CPEA), which is the AICPA’s …

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PPP loans – planning for forgiveness

So you got through the process of obtaining your PPP loan. Now is the time to plan for the amount of your loan forgiveness. There may be things you can do now to maximize that amount. Here are some examples that you may help. Don’t miss: Beware of PPP scams Example #1: The loan amount …

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COVID-19 – The Importance of maintaining segregation of duties

Work-from-home mandates intended to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus have many of us in uncharted territories, which is causing us to react and change the way our organizations operate. The coronavirus has forced many organizations to change the way they operate, but there are certain factors that should not be overlooked, such as …

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Board responsibilities

Being a not-for-profit board member is a great way to get involved in causes that are important to you, but before diving in and offering your services, keep in mind there are responsibilities to being a board member. Don’t miss: CARES Act – Forgivable government loans for non-profits Board member responsibilities can be broken down …

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CARES Act: Forgivable government loans for nonprofits

Last week, Congress and the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law.  One of the big items in this Act is the Paycheck Protection Program which provides for a forgivable loan that can be obtained through an SBA lender under the SBA 7(a) loan program. Don’t miss: What should …

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COVID-19: What should nonprofits focus on during this time?

There is no doubt COVID-19’s impact is like nothing we have experienced from the food and toilet paper shortages to the state mandated closures of non-essential businesses and schools. There is so much uncertainty as things are continually changing day by day. Nonprofit organizations are not immune to this impact. In fact, they are probably …

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What is positive pay?

One of the most common forms of fraud within organizations continues to be check fraud. Positive Pay can be a great tool for nonprofit organizations looking to strengthen their controls and help prevent fraudulent checks from being paid. Positive Pay does, however, come at a cost of both time and money. So, do the pros outweigh …

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Audit vs Review vs Compilation

A CPA can perform a number of services for an organization based on the organization’s needs. Typically, the three financial statement engagements are an audit, review or compilation. In all three instances the result is a set of financial statements, that are the responsibility of the organization’s management, where different assurances are provided by the …

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