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New Determination Letter Program for 403(b) Plans

New Determination Letter Program for 403(b) Plans

In November 2022, the IRS announced, in Revenue Procedure 2022-40, the expansion of one of their programs for approving retirement plans.

Private companies: How to account for "profits interests" in LLCs

Private companies: How to account for "profits interests" in LLCs

The use of profits interest, a relatively new form of equity compensation issued by limited liability companies (LLCs), has spiked. This article discusses a request from private companies and their advisors to simplify the complex rules that have evolved to account for these transactions.

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Protect your nonprofit from occupational fraud threats

Protect your nonprofit from occupational fraud threats

Here's how nonprofits open the door to fraud - and how your organization can shut it.

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What to do if your nonprofit receives an IRS audit letter

What to do if your nonprofit receives an IRS audit letter

The IRS's staffing shortages have been well publicized and audits of individuals have decreased in the past several years. But it is a mistake to assume that the agency has stopped scrutinizing not-for-profits and conducting audits when it deems necessary.

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Fiduciary duties: What your board members need to know

Fiduciary duties: What your board members need to know

Not-for-profit board members have a fiduciary duty to the organization. Some states have laws governing the activities of nonprofit boards and other fiduciaries. But not all board members are aware of their responsibilities.

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Protect your nonprofit by cross-training staff

Protect your nonprofit by cross-training staff

What would happen if one of your managers was suddenly forced to take long-term disability leave? Or an accounting staffer quit without notice? It is possible that your not-for-profit's work could come to a standstill, unless you have cross-trained your employees.

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Does your nonprofit need a CFO?

Does your nonprofit need a CFO?

The ability of your not-for-profit to pursue its mission depends greatly on its financial health and integrity. If your nonprofit is growing and your executives are struggling to juggle financial responsibilities, it may be time to hire a chief financial officer (CFO).

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Why You Should Run Your Nonprofit Like a Business

Why You Should Run Your Nonprofit Like a Business

It is a well-known truism in the corporate world: Organizations that do not evolve run the risk of becoming obsolete. Just like their for-profit counterparts, not-for-profit organization also must anticipate and react to market demands.

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When you have substantial doubts about the future of your nonprofit

When you have substantial doubts about the future of your nonprofit

GAAP require not-for-profits to regularly evaluate whether there is substantial doubt about their ability to continue as a going concern. This means that the organization won't soon liquidate its assets and cease operations. What does your management team do if it determines substantial dou

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Best Practices for Audit Committees

Best Practices for Audit Committees

In January 2019, the board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions published a report intended to promote audit quality. It outlines best practices for audit committees.

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Divide and conquer: How joint cost allocating works

Divide and conquer: How joint cost allocating works

In many cases, your nonprofit is allowed to allocate costs between fundraising and other functions as long as you meet three joint activities criteria. What are they?

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Four Financial Warnings Signs for Nonprofit Organizations

Four Financial Warnings Signs for Nonprofit Organizations

Most nonprofits experience the occasional financial misstep or budget shortfall. But if your board members observe multiple or chronic issues like these, they have a responsibility to step in and do everything in their power to address them.

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Revenue Recognition Contracts: Part 4

Revenue Recognition Contracts: Part 4

This article addresses steps 4 and 5 of the new revenue recognition model: allocation of the transaction price to performance obligations and recognizing revenue when, or as, performance obligations are satisfied.

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Revenue Recognition Contracts: Part 3

Revenue Recognition Contracts: Part 3

This step of the revenue standard addresses the determination of the transaction price in a contract arrangement. Topic 606 defines the transaction price as "the amount of consideration to which an entity expects to be entitled in exchange for transferring promised goods or services to a customer."

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Revenue Recognition Contracts: Part 2

Revenue Recognition Contracts: Part 2

In this article we dive deeper into steps 1 and 2 of the Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2014-09 Revenue from Contracts with Customers: identify the contract with a customer and identify the separate performance obligations in the contract.

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