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STRENGTHENING INTERNAL CONTROL IN THE COVID-19 ENVIRONMENT

By Carla DeMartini, CPA Due to its mission-driven purpose, a nonprofit organization’s financial and operational sustainability is significantly impacted by its environment. Natural disasters, economic slowdowns and unforeseen events are just a few factors that can adversely affect nonprofit organizations. That is why a strong internal control system has always been a priority for audit Read More…

USE TECHNOLOGY TO CONTROL COSTS IN YOUR CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS

Controlling overhead costs is critical for all construction managers. Increased competition and slim profit margins have forced contractors to take a hard look at overhead cost management.  Budgeting and variance analysis Technological changes have made budgeting systems, planning, and control techniques available to all contractors. Budgeting allows contractors to evaluate current operations, assess future costs, Read More…

TRANSPARENCY IN NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

Transparency, in the non-profit sense, is defined as the widespread availability of relevant, reliable information about the performance, financial position, and governance of an organization.  Transparency is a trust building tool; the more transparent your organization becomes, the more trustworthy you will be viewed by the public, donors, and regulators.  It is important for non-profit Read More…

THE IMPORTANCE OF COST ALLOCATIONS: WHAT’S A DONOR’S PERCEPTION OF YOUR ORGANIZATION?

A donor’s perception of your organization is very important in making the decision on where to contribute their hard earned dollars. It is useful to think about how donors view your non-profit organization.  Some questions donors may consider include the following: Are the organization’s resources allocated in the most efficient manner in order to fulfill Read More…