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Educational Podcast: Unraveling the Mysteries of Employee Benefit Plan Costs

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 responsibilities, plan sponsors must ensure they “pay only reasonable plan expenses…” among other things. Plan sponsors take on substantial personal risks. As a decision-maker, you are a fiduciary, personally liable... continue reading

Statement of Cash Flow Considerations for Nonprofits Implementing the New Financial Statement Presentation Framework

AAFCPAs advises nonprofits in assessing the impact of the new Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2016-14, Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958): Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities, and we provide guidance throughout the transition process. The new financial statement framework affects nonprofit organizations in all industries (i.e. healthcare, affordable housing, social services, foundations, and education) and is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017 (CY 2018 or FY 2019).... continue reading

Investment Return Considerations for Nonprofits Implementing the New Financial Statement Presentation Framework

Investment Return Considerations for Nonprofits Implementing the New Financial Statement Presentation Framework

AAFCPAs advises nonprofits in assessing the impact of the new Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2016-14, Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958): Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities, and we provide guidance throughout the transition process. The new financial statement framework affects nonprofit organizations in all industries (i.e. healthcare, affordable housing, social services, foundations, and education) and is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017 (CY 2018 or FY... continue reading

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

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, LLM, Trust, Estate, Tax and Nonprofit Attorney provides an overview of how The Act impacts nonprofits, including guidance on operational changes nonprofits may need to make right away. Josh also provides insight on how... continue reading

Underwater Endowment Considerations for Nonprofits Implementing the New Financial Statement Presentation Framework

Underwater Endowment Considerations for Nonprofits Implementing the New Financial Statement Presentation Framework

AAFCPAs advises nonprofits in assessing the impact of the new Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2016-14, Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958): Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities, and we provide guidance throughout the transition process. The new financial statement framework affects nonprofit organizations in all industries (i.e. healthcare, affordable housing, social services, foundations, and education) and is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017 (CY 2018 or FY... continue reading

Expense Reporting Considerations for Nonprofits Implementing the New Financial Statement Presentation Framework

AAFCPAs advises nonprofits in assessing the impact of the new Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2016-14, Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958): Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities, and we provide guidance throughout the transition process. The new financial statement framework affects nonprofit organizations in all industries (i.e. healthcare, affordable housing, social services, foundations, and education) and is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017 (CY 2018 or FY... continue reading

Educational Podcast: Accounting Standards Update

Educational Podcast: Accounting Standards Update

In this educational podcast, AAFCPAs Nonprofit Assurance Practice leaders Matt Hutt, CPA, CGMA and Amanda Pelcher, CPA provide specific implementation guidance for major new standards, including: the Nonprofit Financial Statement Framework, Revenue Recognition, and Lease Accounting. Matt and Amanda provide operational insights and best practice recommendations on these complex technical accounting areas, allowing clients to confidently apply the standards with greater efficiency and ease. Watch this video clip(1 min 43 sec) for a summary;... continue reading

FASB Issues Revenue and Expense Recognition Standard for Nonprofit Grants and Contributions

On June 21, 2018, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued an Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2018-08, Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958): Clarifying the Scope and the Accounting Guidance for Contributions Received and Contribution Made intended to address the diversity in practice among not-for-profit organizations for grant and contribution accounting. ASU 2018-08 applies primarily to nonprofits, but also applies to business entities that receive or make contributions of cash and other... continue reading

AAFCPAs Nonprofit Revenue Recognition Guidance Webinar Available OnDemand

AAFCPAs’ Nonprofit Revenue Recognition Guidance Webinar, presented live on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018, is now available 24/7 via our website. Access the recording OnDemand Here: https://www.aafcpa.com/webinar/aafcpas-nonprofit-revenue-recognition-guidance-webinar/ For your convenience, you may download the slides from the May 23rd presentation here: http://info.aafcpa.com/webinar-2018-rev-rec-np AAFCPAs’ Matt Hutt, CPA, CGMA, Courtney McFarland, CPA, MSA and Emily Donnelly, CPA provide nonprofit finance executives with an understanding of how the new standard could impact revenue recognition and company policies, and what they... continue reading

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 Boards of Trustees, the Guide no longer requires auditors to specifically review these conflict of... continue reading