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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 […]

Guidance on How UG Procurement Standards Affect Charter Schools

AAFCPAs’ John Buckley, CPA, CGMA discussed challenges and opportunities facing Charter Schools while attending and presenting at this year’s National Charter School’s Conference in Austin, TX. In conversations, John learned that many schools have yet to formally update their procurement policies to reflect the Uniform Guidance (UG) procurement standards. As a reminder, the grace period for non-federal entities […]

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 […]

Educational Podcast: Nonprofit Executive Panel

Educational Podcast: Nonprofit Executive Panel

Listen to Podcast Click here to listen to podcast or use the above media player. There’s nothing like being in a room full of like-minded peers to inspire creativity! In this closing panel session, we take advantage of this unique opportunity to leverage the collective expertise and experiences of peers to curate new ideas to […]

Educational Podcast: 2018 Accounting Standards Update

Educational Podcast: 2018 Accounting Standards Update

Listen to Podcast Click here to listen to podcast or use the above media player. AAFCPAs Nonprofit Assurance Practice leader Matt Hutt, CPA, CGMA, Partner and Amanda Pelcher, CPA,  provide attendees with specific implementation guidance for new major standards, including: The Nonprofit Financial Statement Framework, Revenue Recognition, and Lease Accounting. Matt and Amanda provide operational insights and best […]

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 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 […]