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AAFCPAs to Present Educational Workshop on Mitigating Fraud Risks for National Business Officers

AAFCPAs’ John Buckley, CPA, CGMA, along with AAFCPAs’ client Cynthia Fanikos, Chief Financial Officer, Saint John’s Preparatory School (Danvers,MA), will present an educational workshop titled “An Inside Job: Safeguarding Schools by Assessing and Mitigating Fraud Risks with Internal Controls and Cyber Security.” This session is part of the National Business Officers Association’s (NBOA) Business Office NOW: East program, scheduled for November 15-16, 2017 in Boston, MA. Enterprise risk management is not only... continue reading

AAFCPAs releases 8-part educational podcast series, designed to help nonprofits thrive

AAFCPAs releases 8-part educational podcast series, designed to help nonprofits thrive

AAFCPAs is excited to announce the release of our 8-part educational podcast series offering actionable takeaways for organizations to improve efficiency, effectiveness and performance controls. This collection of podcasts is the 2nd series of recordings from AAFCPAs’ Annual Nonprofit Educational Seminar. These podcasts, and accompanying introductory videos, feature full audio of thought-provoking sessions recorded on May 3rd, 2017 in front of a live audience of 300+ nonprofit executives and board members.  Several... continue reading

AAFCPAs to Present Educational Workshop on Fraud Prevention at National Charter Schools Conference in Washington, DC

AAFCPAs has been selected to present an educational workshop on Safeguarding Your Charter School’s Fiscal Operations at the National Charter Schools Conference Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. on June 11-14. This is a must-attend conference for charter school teachers, leaders, board members and advocates, providing exceptional professional development programming and networking opportunities for over 4,500 charter school professionals from across the country. Is Fraud Preventable? Safeguard Your Charter School’s Fiscal... continue reading

AAFCPAs to Present Educational Workshops on Affordability & Accessibility, FASB ASU 2016-14, and Lease Accounting at NBOA Conference

AAFCPAs has been selected to present educational workshops on three important topics at the National Business Officers Association’s 2017 Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. on February 26th – March 1st.  This is a must-attend conference for business officers and other independent school leaders, providing exceptional professional development programming and networking opportunities for over 1,000 independent school professionals from across the country. Affordability & Accessibility AAFCPAs Partner John Buckley, CPA along with AAFCPAs’... continue reading

Fraud in the News Emphasizes the Need for Segregation of Duties

Recent news headlines expose several financial accounting scandals, and AAFCPAs brings these to your attention in an effort to increase awareness and remind clients about the importance of implementing and verifying adequate segregation of duties.  In these stories, embezzlers use their position, their employer’s misplaced trust, and inadequate fraud risk management to defraud these organizations of millions of dollars.  We remind clients to “trust but verify” to safeguard company assets.... continue reading

AAFCPAs Partner John Buckley to Present Fraud Risk Assessment Session at INML

AAFCPAs Partner John Buckley, CPA, will present an educational workshop for nonprofit leaders providing guidance on developing a fraud risk assessment plan.  This May 23rd event is hosted by the Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership (INML), an affiliate of Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service. AAFCPAs recommends that everyone in management become familiar with the types of fraud that could occur at their organization and be alert... continue reading

The Inside Job: As technology advances, so does the proliferation of more complex fraud schemes

The Inside Job: As technology advances, so does the proliferation of more complex fraud schemes

Net Assets Magazine | John Buckley, CPA, Partner, advises national, NBOA-member private schools to evaluate the intrinsic risks embedded in the potential rewards of technologies. From online tuition systems to point-of-sale credit card readers, established and emerging financial technologies foster greater efficiency for independent schools, along with superior convenience for vendors, parents, students and supporters. At the same time, they open up easier and faster ways to commit fraud and can offer false reassurance... continue reading

AAFCPAs to Present Educational Workshops on Fraud Prevention, Revenue Recognition at National Business Officers Conference in L.A. Benefiting Independent Schools

AAFCPAs has been selected to present complimentary educational workshops on two important topics at the National Business Officers Association’s 2016 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles on February 21-24th.  This is a must-attend conference for business officers and other independent school leaders, providing exceptional professional development programming and networking opportunities for over 1,000 independent school professionals from across the country. Conducting a Fraud Risk Assessment and Developing Your Fraud Risk Management... continue reading

ALERT: Non-profits are the latest target of Phishing Schemes

AAFCPAs has been alerted by a number of nonprofit clients that they are receiving emails from scammers who are disguising themselves as an internal, senior member of the organization’s management team. These emails look legitimate and are from an email address very similar to the organization’s email, with a slight variation. In the email there is an urgent request to fund a wire transfer or disclose secure financial information.  The... continue reading