When your organization is required to have a CPA firm prepare financial statements, you may think your best value is the firm with the lowest fee. That’s not always the case. It’s not just about how much the service costs; it’s about how well you’re served for any cost.
Starting with FY 2018, Rural Development properties report their financial statements a little differently than before. Fortunately, these changes bring simplification and alignment with other government agencies, like HUD. Some low-risk properties don’t even need to perform a yearly audit anymore.
Exit conferences are strategic ways of keeping everyone on the same page as the audit moves into its final stages. They can be used to solidify timelines, tie up loose ends, and exchange contact information to help keep the process running smoothly.
It takes a lot of effort to request proposals, interview, and choose an auditor to keep your organization compliant. However, coming to proposal meetings underprepared can cause more hassle and extra work than spending a little more time up front to ensure everyone’s on the same page. We’ll walk you through some practical steps to help you make the most of proposal meetings with CPA firms.
As of December 31, 2017, partners who sell more than 50% of their interest in a 12-month period no longer have to file a technical termination. This simplifies the tax filing process throughout the year, but organizations should keep their tax preparer informed of these changes so they have up-to-date information for next year’s return.