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Nuts and Bolts of a Nonprofit Audit


If you’re new to the nonprofit accounting space, you might be a little lost on what’s expected of you – and what to expect – from an audit. Never fear! It’s not difficult to get all caught up and ready to roll when that audit appears on the horizon.

The Fundamentals

What exactly is an audit? According …

Customer Spotlight: Carolina Family Health Centers, Serving the Underserved


Carolina Family Health Centers, Inc. (CFHC) provides affordable, high-quality health care services in Edgecombe, Nash, and Wilson counties in Eastern North Carolina. Through four centers, it offers a comprehensive scope of medical, dental, pharmaceutical, and behavioral health services to thousands of uninsured, the working poor, and those who are unemployed or underemployed. In order to …

Healthcare Professionals: Are You Effectively Managing Your Programs and Services?


For those of you in healthcare, ensuring the health and well-being of your clients is always at the forefront. A lot of you run programs and services as a means of fulfilling your main goal and, of course, generating revenue. Providing these services is at the core of your mission, after all! However, it can …

Navigating Budget Season – Guide Your Nonprofit with a Better Built Budget


We’re coming up on budget planning and preparation season! Your budget is always on your mind, right? It can seem tricky and stressful, especially considering the fact that the National Council for Nonprofits describes the annual budget as, “… one of the fundamental building blocks of sound financial management.”

Financial leaders know the annual budget is …

What’s Happening at this Year’s AICPA Not-For-Profit Conference


If you’re still on the fence about whether or not to attend this year’s AICPA NFP Conference, June 18-20 in the Washington, D.C. area, we have the latest scoop on what you can expect – and it just may be the convincing you need!

This year’s conference is offering numerous programs and sessions built for all …

Aligning Your Development and Financial Teams Maximizes Donor Contributions


Accounting and donor management may seem on different ends of the spectrum, but when fundraising dollars start to come in, both teams need to work together to ensure those contributions are accurately accounted for and effectively managed.

Without a consistent data structure and a smooth hand-off between your teams, accounting can spend hours doing duplicate data …

Successfully Prepare for Your Nonprofit’s Next Audit


Do you know what you need to do to prepare for your nonprofit’s next audit? Preparation can be a daunting task, whether you’ve never been through an audit or been part of a hundred. There are several steps you should follow, including selecting the right auditor, gathering the items you’ll need (like bank account reconciliations …

More Funding, More Problems?


Has your nonprofit been experiencing a lot of growth or have you started adding funding through new grants? It’s great, right? You’re able to better support your community and have more resources to help fulfill your mission. But, with more funding, comes a few more problems. A lot of smaller nonprofits go for the fast …

Have an Audit Coming Up? Refresh With Audit Basics


Audits can be scary – and you and your team may dread them – but preparation can go a long way to a successful audit. So, where do you start? Whether you’re new to audits or perform two a year, it’s always a good idea to brush up on audit basics to begin preparations. This …

Best Practices for Your Nonprofit Audit


Are you stressed because you have an audit coming up? Don’t be! Audits need not be painful, IF you prepare for them. To help, here’s some of our best advice for making your next audit painless and using it to align your nonprofit’s financial practices with your mission.

Selecting the Right Auditor

Work with your board, especially …