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Financial Technologies & Management’s Webinar, “Common Audit Pitfalls and Implementing the New Standards”

August 26, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Join Abila Business Partner, Financial Technologies & Management in a special webinar on “Common Audit Pitfalls and Implementing the New Standards”

11:30 to 12:30 EST – Common Audit Pitfalls and Misperceptions
12:30 to 01:00 EST – MIP User Group-How to use MIP to help with your audit?

While not required by law, one reason a nonprofit might conduct an audit is to demonstrate the organization’s commitment to financial transparency and accountability.

And while a nonprofit can spend considerable resources for its annual audit, it is important that it consider the following to ensure the audit is a success.

No delays: An audit needs to avoid any major delays.

Minimal accrual and year-end adjustments: The nonprofit needs to ensure that all accrual and year-end adjustments are completed prior to the start of the audit.

Minor board and management comments: It is a good idea to have an exit interview after the fieldwork to review the audit’s results.

No material weakness or significant deficiency: This is a deficiency in internal controls that could negatively impact financial integrity.

Nonprofit should prepare audited financial statements and related disclosures: The organization should have the ability and accounting systems to prepare the audited financial statements and related footnotes and disclosures.

Fraud detection is not purpose of audit: While nonprofit leaders may believe the annual audit will uncover fraud, it is very unlikely this will occur.

Auditor does not guarantee financial statement accuracy: While auditor does issue an opinion on the nonprofit’s financial statements, the auditor does not certify or guarantee its accuracy.

Those attending the forum will receive handouts.




James A Simpson
Financial Technologies & Management