Print Friendly, PDF & Email


MTRS Issues Final GASB 68 Report, Providing Charter Schools with Their Portion of Pension Expense and Revenue

AAFCPAs would like to make Massachusetts Charter School clients aware that the Massachusetts Teachers’ Retirement System (MTRS) has issued its GASB 68 “Schedule of Nonemployer Allocations and Schedule of Collective Pension Amounts” report for the year ended June 30, 2017. The Schedules are available here. >> AAFCPAs reminds clients, per Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Educational Podcast: Strategic Management of Net Assets

Listen to Podcast Click here to listen to podcast or use the above media player. In this inspiring session, John Buckley, Partner, advises nonprofits to include an analysis in their Strategic Plans of what is needed for working capital, reserves, long term investments, and a proactive plan to build them. Each of these “buckets” has […]