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Massachusetts DESE Issues New Guidance on Approval of Annual Financial Statement Audit

AAFCPAs would like to make our Massachusetts education clients aware that in July 2020, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) issued the final version of their audit guide to be used for fiscal year 2020 financial statement audits. The only change from the prior version related to Section 201: Administering the Audit, […]

Overcome Cyber Security Challenges of a Remote Workforce

COVID-19 has challenged businesses to think about operations in a new way, and in many cases, your IT specialists may be supporting students and faculty for the first time ever that were never intended or conceived to be remote or fully remote. With an increased risk of students and faculty falling prey to cyber-attacks, AAFCPAs […]

Cancelled Fundraising Events, Written Notice Requirements

On March 10, 2020 MA Governor Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in response to the spread of the Coronavirus. The Governor’s administration offered guidance to the public to limit or eliminate attendance at large gatherings. As a result, several of AAFCPAs’ nonprofit clients have made the difficult decision […]

Viewpoint: Nonprofits should stay vocal about transportation 'tax'

Viewpoint: Nonprofits should stay vocal about transportation 'tax'

Boston Business Journal | “Organizations are tax-exempt for a reason: to optimize their abilities to benefit society,” says Carla McCall, CPA, CGMA, AAFCPAs’ Co-Managing Partner. In this op-ed, Carla urges nonprofits to participate in the survey to show Congress how detrimental the original provision in the TCJA was to their mission.

Educational Podcast: How to Right-Size Your Finance Function

Educational Podcast: How to Right-Size Your Finance Function

Listen to Podcast Click here to listen to podcast or use the above media player. Over one third of CFOs surveyed report human resource limitations and team bandwidth as the PRIMARY challenge in meeting the expectations of their CEO. Nonprofit finance departments are often juggling the day-to-day accounting and bookkeeping responsibilities alongside more complex and […]

Educational Podcast: Cybersecurity in 2018

Educational Podcast: Cybersecurity in 2018

Listen to Podcast Click here to listen to podcast or use the above media player. Techniques of cyber-criminals continue to evolve. A recent study shared by InfoSecurity Magazine reports “Cyber-criminals have adopted an organizational shift in how they carry out their work, implementing corporate best practices and establishing professional businesses to increase the efficiency of their attacks […]

Educational Podcast: Unraveling the Mysteries of Employee Benefit Plan Costs

Listen to Podcast Click here to listen to podcast or use the above media player. Clients often ask “How much does my employee benefit plan cost, and how do costs relate to compliance and risks?” Plan costs are often buried and difficult for plan sponsors to truly figure out. In order to meet their fiduciary […]

Educational Podcast: Keynote Marylou Sudders

Educational Podcast: Keynote Marylou Sudders

Listen to Podcast Click here to listen to podcast or use the above media player. At the time of this post, Marylou Sudders leads the largest executive agency in state government, overseeing a $22 billion state budget, twelve agencies and 22,000 public servants. EOHHS services directly touch the lives of slightly more than 1 in […]

Educational Podcast: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and What Nonprofits Need to Know

Educational Podcast: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and What Nonprofits Need to Know

Listen to Podcast Click here to listen to podcast or use the above media player. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, known officially as H.R. 1, (The Act) represents a dramatic overhaul of the U.S. tax code, and includes widespread changes to the tax rules affecting charitable nonprofits. AAFCPAs Joshua England, JD, LLP, Trust, Estate, Tax […]