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Hosting Service and Auditor Independence

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the AICPA’s Professional Ethics Executive Committee (PEEC) has issued a new interpretation of AICPA’s independence rule, Hosting Service. The new interpretation, effective July 1, 2019, applies specifically to CPA firm attest clients and prohibits CPA firms from providing Hosting Services to these clients. As you may know, attest services require independence. Attest services include: audits, reviews, compilations, and other engagements conducted in... continue reading

New Revenue Recognition Accounting for Nonprofits: Contribution or Exchange Transaction?

On June 21, 2018, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued a final Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2018-08, Not-For-Profit Entities (Topic 958): Clarifying the Scope and the Accounting Guidance for Contributions Received and Contributions Made. This ASU clarifies and reduces the current diversity in practice in accounting for grants and contributions, particularly for grants and contracts from governmental entities.  We outlined the main provisions of ASU 2018-08 in a blog... continue reading

2019 UFR Update: AAFCPAs Outlines Significant Changes

The Operational Services Division (OSD) of the Executive Office for Administration and Finance just released its FY 2019 UFR Audit and Preparation Manual, FY 2019 UFR Auditor’s Compliance Supplement, and FY 2019 Excel UFR Templates. The FY 2019 Manual is effective July 1, 2018 for the UFRs to be filed for FY 2019.  Visit Mass.gov UFR Resources Center to access all information related to the UFR filing. In the Notice... continue reading

Statement of Cash Flow Considerations for Nonprofits Implementing the New Financial Statement Presentation Framework

AAFCPAs advises nonprofits in assessing the impact of the new Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2016-14, Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958): Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities, and we provide guidance throughout the transition process. The new financial statement framework affects nonprofit organizations in all industries (i.e. healthcare, affordable housing, social services, foundations, and education) and is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017 (CY 2018 or FY 2019).... continue reading

Investment Return Considerations for Nonprofits Implementing the New Financial Statement Presentation Framework

Investment Return Considerations for Nonprofits Implementing the New Financial Statement Presentation Framework

AAFCPAs advises nonprofits in assessing the impact of the new Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2016-14, Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958): Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities, and we provide guidance throughout the transition process. The new financial statement framework affects nonprofit organizations in all industries (i.e. healthcare, affordable housing, social services, foundations, and education) and is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017 (CY 2018 or FY... continue reading

Underwater Endowment Considerations for Nonprofits Implementing the New Financial Statement Presentation Framework

Underwater Endowment Considerations for Nonprofits Implementing the New Financial Statement Presentation Framework

AAFCPAs advises nonprofits in assessing the impact of the new Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2016-14, Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958): Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities, and we provide guidance throughout the transition process. The new financial statement framework affects nonprofit organizations in all industries (i.e. healthcare, affordable housing, social services, foundations, and education) and is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017 (CY 2018 or FY... continue reading

Expense Reporting Considerations for Nonprofits Implementing the New Financial Statement Presentation Framework

AAFCPAs advises nonprofits in assessing the impact of the new Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2016-14, Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958): Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities, and we provide guidance throughout the transition process. The new financial statement framework affects nonprofit organizations in all industries (i.e. healthcare, affordable housing, social services, foundations, and education) and is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017 (CY 2018 or FY... continue reading

OMB Clarifies Applicability Date for Micro-Purchase and Simplified Acquisition Thresholds Increase

The Uniform Guidance (UG) was issued in 2013 by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and effective on December 26, 2014 for all nonprofit entities.  OMB granted a grace period of three full fiscal years for the implementation of the UG procurement standard.  Nonprofit entities with a June 30th fiscal year end must have implemented the new UG procurement standard by July 1, 2018 if they elected the... continue reading

FASB Issues Revenue and Expense Recognition Standard for Nonprofit Grants and Contributions

On June 21, 2018, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued an Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2018-08, Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958): Clarifying the Scope and the Accounting Guidance for Contributions Received and Contribution Made intended to address the diversity in practice among not-for-profit organizations for grant and contribution accounting. ASU 2018-08 applies primarily to nonprofits, but also applies to business entities that receive or make contributions of cash and other... continue reading

Net Asset Classification Considerations for Nonprofits Implementing the Financial Statement Presentation Standards

AAFCPAs advises nonprofits in assessing the impact of the new Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2016-14, Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958): Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities, and we provide guidance throughout the transition process. ASU 2016-14 affects nonprofit organizations in all industries (i.e. healthcare, affordable housing, social services, foundations and education) and is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017 (CY 2018 or FY 2019). Net Asset... continue reading