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8 Keys to Ensure a Smooth Audit

Posted by Zinner & Co. Audit and Assurance Team on Mar 28, 2019 7:42:00 AM

Audits are important. Investors, lenders, government agencies, potential buyers and - in the case of not-for-profit organizations, your donors - rely on audit reports to assess your organization. Audits can be long, arduous, headache-inducing ordeals…but they don’t have to be. Proper preparation can go a long way towards simplifying the audit process.

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Topics: Audit and Assurance Department, audits, non-profit reporting, not-for-profit, internal control

Board Member's Responsibilities with Financial Operations - Board Members' Series - (Part 4)

Posted by Simon Smucker, CPA on Feb 14, 2019 5:41:00 AM

Part 4 of a 5 Part Series

Not-for-profit boards have an important role in reviewing and approving the financial reports of the organization. In order to effectively evaluate the organization’s activities, plan for the future, and make decisions, financial reports are almost always on the agenda at board meetings.

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Topics: Audit and Assurance Department, non-profits, non-profit reporting, management advisory, Business - Management, Issues & Concerns

Risk Assessment and Internal Controls - Board Members' Series (Part 2)

Posted by Simon Smucker, CPA on Feb 6, 2019 3:34:00 PM
Part 2 of 5
In the current social and economic environment not-for-profit organizations face morerisk assessment internal controls for board members risks than ever before. One of the major responsibilities of the Board, as well as management, is to continuously assess the risks facing the Organization, both externally and internally.
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Topics: Audit and Assurance Department, non-profits

Board Member Involvement and Oversight - Board Members' Series (Part 1)

Posted by Chris Valponi, CPA on Feb 4, 2019 4:18:00 PM

Part 1 of a 5 Part Series

Do you ever wonder what challenges Board members are facing and how they are board member involvement and oversightdealing with those challenges? Zinner and Co. plays a key role in helping organizations and their management team to overcome a wide range of obstacles. Our unique position of working with multiple entities allows us to take our experience and apply it to you and your organization.

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Topics: Audit and Assurance Department, non-profits

11 Inventory Control Fast Fixes to Improve Your Bottom Line

Posted by Chris Valponi, CPA on Aug 15, 2017 3:03:43 PM

For many companies, keeping close tabs on revenue, expenses, and profit is the number one priority. However, companies that carry inventory may not realize its direct effect on profitability.  This effect is known as shrinkage.  Shrinkage is the excess amount of inventory (in accounting records) that no longer exists in the actual inventory. In other words, it is a loss of inventory. There are several causes of shrinkage, such as:

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Topics: Audit and Assurance Department, fraud, Chris Valponi, internal control

Not the “Gift” Development Officers Seek: The change that will affect all non-profit reporting

Posted by Zinner & Co. on Aug 6, 2015 9:46:00 AM

By Carl Blankschaen, CPA
Audit and Assurance Senior

If you are one of the countless professionals serving a non-profit institution, you have no doubt heard the buzz surrounding financial reporting and how all non-profit organizations will now have to make an adjustment in the way in which they report.

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) recently issued their exposure draft on Presentation of Financial Statements for Not-for-Profit Entities.  This exposure draft will make drastic changes to the financial statements of all Non-Profit organizations, and will consequently require changes in the recording of accounting information throughout the year in order to prepare the financial statements at the end of the year. What does all this industry talk mean for your non-profit?

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Topics: FASB, Audit and Assurance Department, non-profit reporting


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