Guidance for Independent Schools on FASB’s New CECL Model
The long-awaited Current Expected Credit Losses (CECL) Standard, Accounting Standards Update 2016-13 – Financial Instruments-Credit Losses (Topic 326) is effective for nonpublic businesses and not-for-profit entities for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2022. This means CECL is in effect during fiscal year 2024 for independent schools with June 30 year ends. AAFCPAs advises that independent […]
Schools Eligible for the Employee Retention Credit
AAFCPAs would like to remind independent schools of the availability of the Employee Retention Credit (ERC). The ERC provides significant refundable payroll tax credits to eligible employers for both the 2020 and 2021 tax years. It is not too late to submit a claim for the ERC! WHAT IS THE EMPLOYEE RETENTION CREDIT? The ERC […]
Client Success Story: Better Decisions in Less Time, with Better Visualization!
The need for financial analysis is constant, and visibility into KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) is essential for decision making. When your systems have limitations in how you can visualize your data, your ability to make meaningful decisions is hindered. In this Client Success Story, we outline how AAFCPAs helped Beaver Country Day School move beyond […]
AAFCPAs reminds clients that every nonprofit corporation organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts must file a nonprofit Annual Report with the Corporations Division on or before November 1st of each year. Failure to file can lead to a loss of “good standing” as a corporation in Massachusetts. Learn more here: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/cor/corpweb/cornp/npfrm.htm
AAFCPAs is excited to announce that registration is now open for our 12th Annual Nonprofit Educational Seminar, scheduled for Wednesday, April 28. As a client and/or friend of AAFCPAs, your registration will be complimentary. We are excited this year to announce we will be hosting this popular event virtually! AAFCPAs’ Annual Nonprofit Educational Seminar is considered by […]
AAFCPAs would like to make education clients aware that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) have assessed that malicious cyber actors are targeting kindergarten through twelfth grade (K-12) educational institutions, leading to ransomware attacks, the theft of data, and […]
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, […]
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'
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.
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