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When Does Your Nonprofit Need an Audit?

The Charity CFO

Contrary to what many people envision, a nonprofit audit doesn’t usually start with a letter from the IRS. Instead, an independent nonprofit audit is something you choose to build trust in your nonprofit organization. An audit can be a critical step for a growing nonprofit that needs to raise increasing amounts of funds.

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Nonprofit Audit Checklist (+ Free PDF Download)

The Charity CFO

Many nonprofit organizations both large and small need to undergo a financial statement audit every year. Preparing for a nonprofit audit can be overwhelming and anxiety-filled, especially if it’s your first audit or you don’t have a strong and experienced financial team. What is a financial statement audit?

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Revenue Recognition for Nonprofits: 4 Mistakes to Avoid

The Charity CFO

All these sources must be carefully managed to ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and guidelines. Revenue recognition is an accounting process of properly identifying when income has been earned. Your organization’s accounting method really impacts the timing of recognizing transactions.

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Updated Accounting Standards for In-Kind Donations (2022)

The Charity CFO

The changes to in kind donation reporting are specifically for organizations that follow generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) in preparing their financial statements. Typically, a CPA would prepare these statements as part of a yearly review or audit. Why is FASB making this change? Get the free guide!

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Statement of Activities: Reading a Nonprofit Income Statement

The Charity CFO

But, since auditable nonprofit financial statements, we’ll talk about accrual accounting practices in this article. At The Charity CFO, we help 150+ nonprofits get audit-ready financial reports monthly, like clockwork. Need your Statement of Activities on time, every month? Get the free guide!

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7 Keys to Nonprofit Financial Management

The Charity CFO

This is why at The Charity CFO , we strive to provide relevant resources and support to ensure that your organization runs smoothly and efficiently. This week, we’ve rounded up 7 keys to nonprofit financial management. This establishes core accounting standards for nonprofits which help with accountability and transparency.

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Understanding Functional Expenses for Nonprofits

The Charity CFO

For example, “salary” is a straightforward line-item on a for-profit financial report. . To complete your IRS 990, you’ll need to report your expenses based on how they fall within 3 categories, they are: . The #1 accounting mistake that nonprofits make is hiring the wrong people to help them.