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AAFCPAs to Present Educational Workshop for Board Fiduciaries at National Charter Schools Conference in Austin, TX

AAFCPAs has been selected to present an educational workshop on Training Your Board to be Better Fiduciaries at the National Charter Schools Conference in Austin, Texas, June 17-20. 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. Training Your Board to be Better Fiduciaries AAFCPAs Partner John Buckley,... continue reading

AAFCPAs Best Practice Recommendations for Complying with DESE, and Managing Board and Management Conflicts of Interests

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Office of Charter Schools’ Charter School Audit Guide (the Guide) includes compliance requirements relating to the review and assessment of related party disclosures.  Now that DESE has moved to an online management system for the collection of conflict of interest forms from members of a School’s Boards of Trustees, the Guide no longer requires auditors to specifically review these conflict of... continue reading

AAFCPAs to Present Three Educational Sessions at National Business Officers Association (NBOA) Conference for Independent Schools

AAFCPAs has been selected again to present educational workshops on three important topics at the National Business Officers Association’s (NBOA) 2018 Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN on March 4 – 7.  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. Training Your Board to be Better Fiduciaries AAFCPAs Partner... continue reading

AAFCPAs Recommends MA Charter Schools Revisit Their Credit Card Policies for Clarity in Light of New DESE Standards

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Office of Charter Schools recently announced that, effective in fiscal year 2018, the Charter School Audit Guide will require auditors to determine if the school operates in accordance with its credit card policy. AAFCPAs recommends, accordingly, that at this time each charter school client review its current credit card policy for clarity, ensure it provides for adequate controls, and that the... continue reading

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