5 tips to help you prepare for year-end inventory counts

November 18, 2022

How accurate is the amount reported in your company’s perpetual inventory system? To best answer that question, a physical count is essential at year end. For calendar-year entities, year end is fast approaching on December 31. Planning tips Though physical counts may be seen as time consuming and disruptive, a well-executed count of what’s on-hand […]

The audit is over. Now what?

November 17, 2022

Whew! That’s probably your reaction when outside experts announce that their audit of your not-for-profit is complete. But even if auditors have left your premises and returned the documents they’ve reviewed, the work isn’t really over. Not only do your executive director and board need to review the audit report, but it may be necessary […]

A financial dashboard can take your nonprofit where it wants to go

November 17, 2022

Does your board have a quick and easy way to assess your not-for-profit’s financial performance? It does if it has a dashboard with carefully chosen and up-to-date key performance indicators (KPIs). Waters|Ortiz can help set up dashboards to provide critical information to multiple audiences regarding specific goals and fundraising campaigns. Here’s how you can get started. […]

New accounting rules for supplier finance programs

November 10, 2022

Does your company use supplier finance programs to buy goods or services? If so, and if you must adhere to U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), there will be changes starting next year. At that time, you must disclose the full terms of supplier finance programs, including assets pledged to secure the transaction. Here are […]

Lost your tax-exempt status? Here’s how to regain it

November 2, 2022

So you forgot to file your not-for-profit’s Form 990, 990-EZ, or 990-N with the IRS. It can happen — particularly with newer organizations that are still trying to get a handle on all the financial and regulatory requirements of running a nonprofit. However, if you forget to file three years in a row, you could face […]

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