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Continuous Improvement of the Finance Function: Accept the Things You Cannot Change… But Change the Things You Can!

Listen to Podcasts:   The most thriving nonprofits are those that have a continuous improvement culture. Continuous improvement ensures systems and processes scale with growth; systems integration and integrity is maintained or improved; highly-manual processes and lengthy/overburdened close cycles are eliminated; and meaningful data is available on-demand for decision-making. In this informative session, members of […]

AAFCPAs 2019 Nonprofit Seminar Keynote: Jo Ann Simons, CEO, Northeast Arc

Listen to Podcasts: Jo Ann is the Executive Director of AAFCPAs’ client Northeast Arc, a large multi-service nonprofit with an operating budget of $280 million serving over 10,000 people annually in Massachusetts. The goal of the Northeast Arc is to ensure that children and adults with disabilities are able to live, work, engage in civic […]

Personal Financial Health Check

Listen to Podcasts:   As the flight attendants often say, “It’s critical that you put your oxygen mask on first, before helping others…” This is an important metaphor for all who lead the charge to realize impact on your missions—while maybe sacrificing the time it takes to achieve personal financial health! This fast-paced session led […]

Podcast: AAFCPAs’ 2019 Nonprofit Tax Update

Listen to Podcasts:   The IRS issued new guidance related to the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (TCJA) and the widespread changes affecting charitable nonprofits. In this podcast, AAFCPAs’ in-house Tax Consulting Strategist Josh England provides guidance on the TCJA’s impact on nonprofit operations and filing requirements, including: UBIT changes, “siloing” requirements, taxability of qualified transportation […]

Eye on Cyber: A Day in the Life of an Ethical Hacker

Listen to Podcasts:   “Innovation, organization, and sophistication—these are the tools of cyber attackers as they work harder and more efficiently to uncover new vulnerabilities,” reports Symantec in their 2018 Internet Security Threat Report. Ethical hacking services are a great way for organizations to unearth security weaknesses before they can be exploited by online criminals. […]

Donor Advised Funds: Compelling Talking Points for Fundraisers

Listen to Podcasts:   The giving vehicle used more and more often by major gift donors is the donor-advised fund (DAF). AAFCPAs Wealth Management advises our nonprofit clients to become familiar and able to articulate the various types and uses of DAFs. AAFCPAs’ Wealth Advisor Jonathan Bloom outlines the key points pertinent to DAFs becoming more mainstream since the […]

Employee Benefit Plan Health Check

Listen to Podcasts:   Performing a regular and independent assessment or “health check” of your retirement plan can ensure your organization’s plan remains properly designed for your employee population and delivering the best possible benefit with the least amount of risk & cost. Davide Villani, leader of AAFCPAs’ specialized Employee Benefit Plan Audit & Consulting Practice, […]

Regulatory Update: Accounting Standards 2019

Listen to Podcasts: AAFCPAs’ Nonprofit Audit Leaders Matt Hutt, Katie Belanger, and Olga Yasinnik provide key considerations and best practice recommendations related to the implementation of new accounting standards, including: Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities (ASU 2016-14, Topic 958):    Revenue from Contracts with Customers (ASU 2014-09, Topic 606), and Clarifying the Scope […]

Educational Podcast: Anticipating the Fraudster

Listen to Podcasts:   Unfortunately, today we all need to think like a fraudster. As auditors, we are charged with identifying weaknesses in internal controls that pose risks for fraud, including theft or misstatement of financial results. As a result, we make recommendations to management to enhance controls to mitigate the opportunity for fraud. However, […]