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Non-Profit Accounting: What You Need to Know
   LIVE Webcast  


Event Details:                                                                                                                                                          

Improvements to financial reporting considered by federal boards will significantly change the way nonpublic companies present their firm’s year-end audits. The modifications and changes made will make the audits of financial statements easier to read and understand. These also imply that companies need to conduct an effective internal control to secure compliance. Conducting a staff training and modifying auditing practices is critical in order to address the following key changes:

Learn how to effectively comply with the changes and put your best foot forward! Non Profit Accounting: What you need to know LIVE Webcast is a must attend webcast for professionals seeking to understand the changes in Non Profit Accounting and how it may apply to your company.

The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of distinguished professionals and key regulators that will address above issues in a 2-hour LIVE webcast. The panel will also be available to answer questions during the Q&A session.

Course Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Method Of Presentation: Group-Based-Internet
Developer: The Knowledge Group, LLC
Recommended CLE/CPE Hours: 1.75 - 2.0
Advance Preparation: Print and review course materials
Course Code: 124326
NASBA Field of Study: Auditing - 1.5 credit hours
Recording Fee: $299 (Please click here for details)


Featured Speakers for Non-Profit Accounting: What You Need to Know LIVE Webcast :

Agenda  (click here to view more)
Main theme: Tightening federal regulation and audit and accounting standards have created increased focus on internal controls

Lillian McDonell, CPA, MBA, Managing Member,
Watson & McDonnell PLLC

Steve Jankowiak, CPA, Audit Manager,
Watson & McDonnell PLLC

  • • Overview of new accounting standard changes – yellow book standards, new accounting standards, mergers & acquistions, Fair value guidance, et al.

Crystal Ewers, CPA, Controller,
Water For People

Changes to the Auditor’s Standard Opinion, SAS and SSAE No. 16
  • • Clarity Project: Updates for Service Organizations AU-C 402
  • • Clarity Project: Updates for Initial Audit Engagements AU-C510
  • • Clarity Project: Group Audits AU-C600
  • • Clarity Project: Reporting Updates: format, opinion language,
  • • Clarity Project: Other Updates and Resources

Jacqueline M. Tiso, CEO and founder,
JMT Consulting Group

  • • Nonprofits need to show accountability in all facets of their financial management
  • • More than ever, financial management systems need to support internal controls, provide transparency to ensure compliance with funders requirements, while accomplishing this with a lower cost and increased ease of use

Watson & McDonell, PLLC
Lillian McDonell, CPA, MBA
Managing Member
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Watson & McDonell, PLLC
Steve Jankowiak, CPA
Audit Manager
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Water For People
Crystal Ewers, CPA
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JMT Consulting Group
Jacqueline M. Tiso
CEO and founder
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Who Should Attend?

- Finance &Accounting Executives from Non-profits and related entities
- Treasurers
- CPAs
- Internal Auditors
- Controllers
- Associate and Assistant Controllers
- Financial Reporting Managers
- Chief Financial Officers
- Audit Committee
- Compliance Officers
- Independent Auditors
- Managers in nonpublic companies, non-profits and government agencies
- Auditors
- Audit Partners
- Audit Consultants
- Corporate Senior Management
- Others involved in Internal Control

Why Attend?

This is a must attend event for anyone interested in learning the updates on Non Profit Accounting.

- Detailed guidance explained by the most qualified key leaders & experts
- Hear directly from experienced practitioners & thought leaders
- Interact directly with panel during Q&A

Enroll in this course today by clicking the “Register” button below. Advanced registration is recommended as space is limited and significant discounts apply for early birds.

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The Knowledge Group, LLC is producing this event for information purposes only. We do not intend to provide or offer business advice. The contents of this event are based upon the opinions of our speakers. The Knowledge Congress does not warrant their accuracy and completeness. The statements made by them are based on their independent opinions and does not necessarily reflect that of The Knowledge Congress' views. In no event shall The Knowledge Congress be liable to any person or business entity for any special, direct, indirect, punitive, incidental or consequential damages as a result of any information gathered from this webcast.





Non-Profit Accounting: What You Need to Know
LIVE Webcast
Speakers and Partner Firms:

Watson & McDonell, PLLC, is a CPA firm based in Seattle, Washington. For more than 25 years, we have provided assurance, tax, and accounting services to a broad array of small and medium-sized nonprofit organizations.

The not-for-profit sector is the cornerstone of our practice. Our clients include housing and social service providers, arts organizations, educators, and community development organizations. We also have significant expertise with low-income housing government programs, including tax credit engagements, and OMB Circular A-133 audits.

Our seasoned professionals combine years of advanced training, technical experience and financial acumen to provide close, personal attention to our clients.

We are members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Government Audit Quality Center, and the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Water For People believes Everyone should have improved water Forever. And they want to help them in reaching that goal, for every family, every clinic and every school in the regions and districts where they work.

Water For People brings together local entrepreneurs, civil society, governments, and communities to establish creative, collaborative solutions that allow people to build and maintain their own reliable safe water systems. Empowering everyone transforms people's lives by improving health and economic productivity to end the cycle of poverty.

JMT Consulting Group is an independent technology consulting firm that specializes in cloud-based technologies for nonprofits, including Intacct Cloud Financials. Intacct is the cloud computing financial management and accounting system trusted by leading nonprofits in every area—including charities, trade and membership associations, cultural institutions, charter schools, and faith-based organizations. Intacct has helped thousands of organizations gain control over their finances, improve operations, increase transparency and minimize costs.


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