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OMB Further Extends the Effective Date for the Procurement Standards of the Uniform Guidance

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that on May 17, 2017, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a correcting amendment extending the effective/applicability date of the procurement standards under the Uniform Guidance (UG). The procurement standards were one of the areas of significant change under the UG, and nonprofits receiving federal grants and contracts may welcome the OMB’s announcement that they have provided for a grace... continue reading

Form SF-SAC Now Available on FAC Web Site, Submission Deadline Extended Further

The updated Data Collection Form (DCF or Form SF-SAC) for Uniform Guidance submissions and related instructions are now available on the Federal Audit Clearinghouse’s (FAC) website.  Click here to be directed to the Instructions and Documents. >> Due to the prior unavailability of the updated DCF, an extension was previously posted to the FAC website through July 31, 2016. That extension has now been extended to September 19, 2016, and... continue reading

Form SF-SAC Submission for Single Audits Deadline Extended

The U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) created, but has yet to issue its new data collection form (Form SF-SAC) applicable to single audits performed under Uniform Guidance (UG).  Nonprofits whose audits were performed under the Uniform Guidance are unable to submit the Form SF-SAC and their reporting package to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse (FAC) at this time.  In response to the delay, the OMB has determined that any... continue reading

Nonprofit Financial Statement Project/ASU Update – FASB Announces Transition Method and Effective Dates

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) reached much anticipated decisions regarding the transition and effective date for its Nonprofit Financial Statements Project, as of their most recent Board Meeting (3/30/16).  The proposed Accounting Standards Update (ASU) would affect substantially all nonprofits as well as creditors, donors, grantors, and others that use their financial statements.  Details regarding the transition method and effective date are summarized below: Transition Method FASB decided that... continue reading

AAFCPAs’ Update on Decisions Reached in FASB NFP Financial Statements Project

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) continued its Phase 1 deliberations at its February 3, 2016 Board Meeting on the proposed FASB Accounting Standards Update (ASU), Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958) and Health Care Entities (Topic 954): Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities. Significant Decisions Made at the Board’s February 2016 Meeting: The proposed ASU would affect substantially all nonprofits as well as creditors, donors, grantors, and others that use... continue reading

FASB’s Technical Agenda for NFP Financial Statements Project Organized in Two Phases

AAFCPAs would like to make you aware of the two phases that comprise the technical agenda for FASB’s Nonprofit Financial Statement Project.  On April 22, 2015, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued a proposed Accounting Standards Update (ASU) entitled Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958) and Health Care Entities (Topic 954): Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities. This ASU is intended to improve existing standards for financial statement presentation by... continue reading

AAFCPAs’ Update on Decisions Reached in FASB NFP Financial Statements Project

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) is evaluating 263 comment letters, including feedback from AAFCPAs, as part of their invitation to stakeholders for review and input on the proposed Accounting Standards Update (ASU) entitled Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958) and Health Care Entities (Topic 954): Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities.   As part of its current Technical Plan, the FASB is deliberating these comments, and has separated the project into... continue reading

Navigating Charity Evaluators

How nonprofits can positively impact their rating Communication and transparency are paramount for companies looking to win over advocates in the information age, and the nonprofit sector is no exception. Just as Yelp transformed business reviews and TripAdvisor changed the way the world chooses vacation destinations, evaluation tools are impacting donor perception of charities. The space is led by Charity Navigator, but competing tools such as Charity Watch and GiveWell... continue reading

New Guidance for Nonprofits on Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirement for Federal Awards

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued an omnibus OMB Circular – colloquially referred to as the “Supercircular” – to streamline the Federal government’s guidance on administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements for Federal awards.  The objective of this reform is to reduce both administrative burden and risk of waste, fraud, and abuse while improving program outcomes.   Characteristics of this reform include: Eliminating duplicative and conflicting provisions of... continue reading

Grant Reform Increases A-133 Audit Threshold

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently released new guidelines raising the threshold for compliance audits of entities that expend federal award money to $750,000 per fiscal year. Nonprofit organizations and other entities will be required to perform a single audit if they cross this threshold. The new rules are applicable beginning on or after January 1, 2015.   What does this mean for your organization?  The OMB will... continue reading