Entries by John Templeton

FASB Issues ASU 2019-03, Updating the Definition of Collections

By Lee Klumpp, CPA, CGMA The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB or the Board) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2019-03, Updating the Definition of Collections, to address the issue that the definition of the term collections in the Master Glossary of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) was not fully aligned with the definition used […]

Top 10 Trends in the Nonprofit Industry

By Laurie De Armond, CPA and Adam Cole, CPA The nonprofit industry is anything but static. Many outside factors impact their daily operations. Following is a list of what we see as the top 10 trends that are currently impacting nonprofit organizations. Protecting Nonprofit Nonpartisanship The current political environment has created a lot of uncertainty.  […]

Lessons Learned from Implementing ASU 2016-14 – Functional Expenses

By Tammy Ricciardella, CPA Nonprofit organizations with calendar year ends are working to implement the provisions of Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-14, Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958): Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities. The ASU is effective for annual financial statements issued for fiscal years beginning after Dec. 15, 2017. Specifics of the requirements of […]

GASB Simplifies Accounting for Capitalized Interest

By Susan Friend, CPA The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Statement No. 89 (Statement), Accounting for Interest Cost Incurred before the End of a Construction Period, which is effective for reporting periods beginning after Dec. 15, 2019, brings a welcome relief to state and local governments by eliminating complex capitalized interest calculations. Under this Statement, […]

The Uniform Guidance – Five Years and Counting

By Matt Cromwell, CPA It has been over six years since Title 2 U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, more commonly known as the Uniform Guidance (UG) was released. The date of Dec. 26, 2013, will forever be seen as the day […]

Significant Rule Change for Certain Tax Exempt Organizations Reporting Donor Information

By Marc Berger, CPA, JD, LLM On July 16, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Revenue Procedure 2018-38, modifying the information reported to the IRS by certain tax-exempt organizations on their annual Form 990 or Form 990-EZ information return. Affected organizations will no longer be required to report the names and addresses of their […]

Identifying and Overcoming Common Nonprofit Challenges

By Laurie De Armond, CPA, and Adam Cole, CPA Nonprofit organizations are uniquely shaped by their mission, history, size, program goals and community. But leaders of these organizations—whether a CFO at a global health services charity, a CIO of an education endowment or the executive director at a museum—share a common goal of advancing their […]