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ESSER Funds May Subject Charter School to Federal Single Audit

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, federal funding has been available to charter schools through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  The most significant of this funding is the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds. While these funds are and […]

Charter Schools Connect: Managing the Remote Business Office

Charter Schools Connect: Managing the Remote Business Office

COVID-19 has challenged businesses to think about operations in a new way. In this 11-minute webcast, AAFCPAs’ Charter School Practice Leaders John Buckley, CPA, CGMA and Nichole Reilly, CPA, MBA share insights and best practice recommendations for Charter School clients about overcoming internal control and segregation of duties challenges for a remote business office. AAFCPAs […]

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 […]