CPE Self-Study

Interpreting and Analyzing Financial Statements: Not-for-Profit Financial Reporting

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This video-based CPE course is included in Not-for-Profit Certificate II. It can be purchased individually or as a part of the Not-for-Profit Certificate II - Financial Reporting track.

Identifying mission-critical information in a not-for-profit (NFP) organization's financial statements is vital to analyzing an NFP's health and making plans for the future. Ratio analysis and other methods are tools that can be used to make informed, strategic decisions regarding cash flow management, resource allocation, and investment in capacity-building activities to more effectively and efficiently achieve an NFP's mission.

This CPE course offers you detail-rich examples and case studies that will help you understand how financial statements interrelate, identify potential red flags within a set of NFP financial statements, and perform strategic analysis.

Included in the course resources are various financial statement examples and common ratios used in analyzing NFP financial statements.

Topics Discussed

  • Interpreting trending data
  • Conducting ratio analysis
  • Managing liquidity
  • Identifying potential red flags within an organization's financial statements

Learning Objectives

  • Identify how the financial statements interrelate
  • Recall how a Not-for-Profit's (NFP's) financial statements should be used to make financial decisions to accomplish the entity's mission
  • Interpret trending data to analyze an NFP's financial statements
  • Apply ratio analysis to an NFP's financial statements
  • Identify approaches to manage liquidity
  • Recognize potential red flags in an NFP's financial statements

Prerequisite: Knowledge of the audit process in the not-for-profit sector

Advance Preparation: None

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Find out more information on the NFP Section.

System Requirements

About the Authors

Richard Lynch, CPA Partner Sikich LLP

About the 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.

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