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Surgent's Auditing Not-for-Profit Entities: Superior Skills for an Effective and Efficient Audit (ANFP)

  • 09/12/2019
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • ANFP-2019-01-WEBNR-255-01

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It’s been said that you cannot fit a square peg into a round hole. The same principle holds true for audits of not-for-profit entities. You simply cannot apply a standard commercial audit approach to the audit of a not-for-profit entity and expect a good fit. Skilled auditors will instead adjust and hone the audit to fit the not-for-profit entity. This course is designed to help you do just that and equip you with the superior skills needed to excel in auditing not-for-profit entities. Updated for ASU No. 2016-14 (i.e., the new not-for-profit reporting model), the course materials utilize a highly illustrative and innovative format. Over 25 focused exercises are included to provide an enhanced working knowledge of auditing not-for-profit entities.

Objectives:
• Identify what distinguishes not-for-profit auditing from commercial sector auditing 
• Skillfully adjust the audit for the characteristics of a not-for-profit entity </li>
• More effectively audit not-for-profit entities through superior knowledge of key issues  

Topics Discussed:
• Refining key planning and general auditing considerations to the not-for-profit environment 
• Characteristics of not-for-profit financial statements that require special attention
• The auditor's consideration of fraud in auditing a not-for-profit entity
• Audit procedures to become comfortable with management's recording and reporting of contributions and promises to give  
• Auditing how a not-for-profit entity gets from natural expenses to functional expenses 
• Auditing considerations and techniques related to net assets, compliance with tax laws and regulations, collections and split-interest agreements  
• Considerations related to Yellow Book and single audits 

Designed for: Auditors of not-for-profit entities
Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Charles Blanton, CPA
CPE Credits: 8
Area of Study: Auditing (Governmental) - Technical (8)
Prerequisite: Basic auditing knowledge


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