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CPE Self-Study
Not-for-Profit Governance and Assurance
NASBA FIELD OF STUDY
Auditing, Business Management & Organization
LEVEL
Basic
CPE CREDITS
Online: 11.0
Part of the Not-for-Profit Certificate I Program, this series of CPE courses provides a comprehensive grounding on the key not-for-profit issues related to governance and assurance, and includes real-world examples, case studies, animations and videos to create a flexible, dynamic learning experience.

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Who Will Benefit?

  • CPA and non-CPA staff at small to mid-sized firms who perform not-for-profit financial reporting engagements, including partners and managers at these firms who wish to enter the NFP industry and need a basic understanding of the sector.
  • Board members and fin ancial or non-financial staff members at not-for-profit organizations who are new to NFPs or who wish to expand on their understanding of the fundamental financial management issues that are unique to NFPs. A basic understanding of accounting is recommended.

Topics Discussed

  • Meaning of exempt purpose
  • Related vs. unrelated activities
  • Definition of unrelated business income
  • Consequences of excessive unrelated business income
  • Exempt vs. non-exempt income
  • Statutory exemptions and exclusions
  • IRS Filing Requirements

Learning Objectives

  • Recall the roles and responsibilities that are typically assumed by an NFP’s governing body and management
  • Identify common risks faced by NFPs and apply the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) framework to identify and manage those risks
  • Recall how to apply concepts of internal controls within the NFP reporting environment and governance structure
  • Recognize techniques used to interpret an NFP’s financial statements, prepare a budget and measure performance
  • Identify the key steps to planning an audit and recall some of the basic documentation and procedures performed by an NFP’s independent auditors
  • Recognize and effectively respond to common fraud risks in NFPs

Courses Included

This series of CPE courses is a part of the comprehensive Not-for-Profit Certificate 1 Program. This track can be purchased individually, or as a part of the full Certificate Program.

The six courses in this track will provide a foundation in board governance, auditing and financial oversight of not-for-profit entities (NFPs) with a focus on governance practices, risk management, internal control, audit planning and preparation. Topics include auditor communications to those charged with governance, risk assessment and fraud prevention for NFPs. Also discussed is the board’s role in oversight, budget and strategy. This interactive 12-hour CPE program contains real-world examples, case studies, animations and videos to create a flexible, dynamic learning experience that you can complete anytime, anywhere.

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Author(s)

Karen Craig

Karen Craig, CPA, is a consultant providing technical accounting, reporting, finance, and analytical expertise to not-for-profits with a focus on higher education. She holds a degree in journalism and an MBA from California Polytechnic State University and is a licensed CPA in California. From 2002 to 2009, Karen was an Associate Controller at Stanford University where she was responsible for the overall operations of the university's investment accounting, financial reporting, capital accounting, payroll and disbursements departments. Prior to her work at Stanford, she was Controller for a software startup company and a Senior Audit Manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Karen hold memberships in the AICPA, in which she is an ex-officio member of the AICPA Not-for-Profit Industry Expert Panel, and the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) in which she is a technical advisor to its Accounting Principles Council.

Publisher

American Institute of CPAs

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is the world’s largest member association representing the CPA profession, with more than 418,000 members in 143 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting.

The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialized credentials for qualified professionals who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. With The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), it offers the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation, which sets the global benchmark for quality and recognition in management accounting.

The AICPA and CIMA also make up the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association), which represents public and management accounting globally, advocating on behalf the public interest and advancing the quality, competency and employability of CPAs, CGMAs and other accounting and finance professionals worldwide.

The AICPA maintains offices in New York, Washington, DC, Durham, NC, and Ewing, NJ.

NFP Certificates
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CREDIT INFO
CPE credits
Online
: 11.0
NASBA Field of Study
Auditing, Business Management & Organization
Level
Basic
Prerequisites
Knowledge of the not-for-profit industry
ADVANCE PREPARATION
None
Delivery Method
QAS Self-Study
Course acronym
NFP-GRA
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