5 Tips for Studying for the CPA Exam

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.

How ASU 2016-18 Will Change Your Cash Flow Statement

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.

Why New Non-Profit Housing Entities Should Make the 168(h) Election

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.

Do I Need an Audit After Changing My Year End Date?

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.

Financial Hurdles To Moving Your Non-Profit Office

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.

Lawn Care Considerations for Affordable Housing Properties

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.