Compliance by operating within an organization’s exempt purpose is paramount to managing, governing, and servicing nonprofit organizations.
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Today (04/22/15) FASB issued a proposed Accounting Standards Update intended to improve existing standards for financial statement presentation for Nonprofit Organizations. A summary of the changes is provided, as well as, the full proposed
The need for a nonprofit organization to change its name happens quite frequently. The reasons vary: mergers with other organizations, additions of or changes to major programs, to distinguish from prior affiliated organizations or groups, or to improve marketability and fundraising.
It is not uncommon for schools that have a mission or philosophy that is rich in helping those in need and supporting the local community to have a benevolence fund established for the benefit of providing tuition assistance to their families in need.
Many larger nonprofit organizations or sponsoring organizations of affiliated entities provide health insurance to its employees or affiliated entity employees under self-insured health plans.
Q. 1 – True or False: It is a best practice for a nonprofit organization to change auditors every 3 years. Q. 2 – True or False: A thorough understanding of a nonprofit organization’s accounting practices […]
By Jonathan Moll, CPA – Keeping your finger on the pulse of emerging issues is critical in managing IRS compliance with exempt organization regulations.
Posted by Jonathan D. Moll, CPA I was somewhat relieved that April 1st fell on a Sunday this year. This meant that the volume of intra-office April Fool’s pranks was greatly reduced. I did not have to exercise extreme caution when opening my desk drawer. Nor did I have to verify the authenticity of emails from the office manager claiming … Continued
Posted by Jonathan D. Moll, CPA Donations of services can be useful to your organization during tough economic times. But should you record them in your financial statements? And, if so, what amounts should you assign? FASB Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 958, Not-for-Profit Entities, specifies when a nonprofit should recognize the fair value of services in its financial statements. There are two … Continued
Posted by Jonathan D. Moll, CPA If you’re a nonprofit organization that receives donor-restricted contributions, you might want to think twice about spending those restricted funds for purposes other than what the donor stipulated. An Oklahoma hospital that failed to build a women’s health center in honor of country singer Garth Brooks’ late mother must pay the country singer $1 … Continued