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Nonprofit Omission Errors

A study performed by Jeffrey J. Burks and reported in “Accounting Errors in Nonprofit Organizations” Accounting Horizons 2015, analyzed 5,511 audited financial statements from 2006 to 2010, obtained from Guidestar.org, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations, and discovered an error rate 60% higher than that of publicly traded companies. Burks discovered that the error rate was negatively correlated with the size of the nonprofit’s audit firm.

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Delaware Grant-in-Aid Update

With recent and upcoming changes in Delaware grant-in-aid, it may be helpful for nonprofits to re-familiarize themselves with House Bill No. 230, commonly referred to as the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2016 Grant-in-Aid Bill, and begin learning about anticipated changes to subsequent grant-in-aid bills.

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Cash Rules Everything Around Me

This is a common thought running through the minds of many Controllers of not-for-profit entities, especially during times when fundraising events are being held.

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The AICPA Introduces the Not-for-Profit Certificate Program

As described in our earlier blog “The AICPA Introduces the Nonprofit Membership Section,” the AICPA has broadened their membership requirements for non-CPA associates and added a not-for-profit (NFP) section which allows non-CPAs to join the AIPCA and have access to numerous NFP resources. In an effort to strengthen this new NFP section, the AICPA recently launched the NFP Certificate Program.