Our team members are no strangers to the challenge of taking the CPA exam, so they shared their tips, tricks, and advice to those embarking on this journey. No strategy is one-size-fits-all, but by learning what worked well for others, you may piece together what works best for you.
A new accounting standards update (ASU) requires all entities that produce financial statements to make a few changes to their classification and disclosures of restricted cash. These changes have multiple effects on not-for-profits and affordable housing properties, including HUD projects.
The key to making the 168(h) election is to be aware that you can only file it with the GP’s and the not-for-profit’s first tax returns. As long as you set up the partnership the right way and file a written election statement with the IRS, the election will last for the life of the partnership.
For affordable housing properties and not-for-profit organizations, changing the year end date can be part of a strategic plan to better serve those the organization supports. However, this transition can be confusing, and it helps to have the most up-to-date financial statements to help guide decisions.
Moving to a new office location always brings a mix of excitement and stress. Avoid prolonging the stress of the move by being thorough and considering the financial caveats of relocating your not-for-profit.
To get the most from your lawn care service, you need to map out your expectations of the type, quality, and extent of service before signing a contract with the company. Getting quotes from competitors every few years is another helpful way to ensure your price isn’t too high.
When you invest your not-for-profit organization’s money, you want to make sure it’s going to grow and help you accomplish your mission. But all investments come with risk. So help your organization keep track and keep growing your investments by creating a strong investment policy.
Our part-time staff member lucked out with her first visit to a client, and learned some valuable things during the day on the trail.
If your non-profit organization has been receiving generous donations from a single donor, whether a corporation, family trust, or philanthropist, you may reach the tipping point between being a public charity and a private foundation.
Though interns in a CPA firm may seem like grunt workers, tackling all the menial tasks the staff accountants and managers don’t want to do, they play a vital role in our firm. Hear from a few of our former interns in what they would recommend for someone tackling an audit internship.