For the Nonprofit Sector: Terminology and Methods for Working With a CPA
The Charities Regulation and Oversight Project of the National State Attorneys General Program at Columbia Law School is pleased to present the first webinar in a new “Ask the Expert” webinar series: "How to Use a CPA,” featuring Julie Floch, CPA, and moderated by Charities Project Lead Counsel Cindy Lott. This pilot webinar of the series originally streamed live to a regulators-only audience on June 26, 2012. It featured a presentation by Floch on the work that Certified Public Accountants can do with and for both nonprofits and regulators of nonprofits, including the following topics, among others:
Accounting 101, including basic accounting terminology and definitions
The Financial Accounting Standards Board
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) versus Tax accounting
Julie Floch is a Partner in the Not-For-Profit Services Group at EisnerAmper Accountants & Advisers and is responsible for coordinating the planning and administration of engagements in the firm’s not-for-profit practice. Julie is an advisor to the Frances L. & Edwin L. Cummings Memorial Fund and serves on the Audit Committee of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law (Shriver Center). In addition, she is a founding member of the Alliance for Nonprofit Governance and served on the Internal Revenue Service’s Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities, a role which included providing input for the “redesigned” federal Form 990. Her full bio can be found on the Eisner Amper website: http://www.eisneramper.com/about-us/professional-directory/?f=&l=floch&i...
Cindy Lott serves as Senior Counsel to the National State Attorneys General Program at Columbia Law School, and within that Program serves as lead counsel to the Charities Regulation and Oversight Project as well as projects in the area of public health. She is a frequent speaker at national conferences in the areas of charities and nonprofit state regulation and governance, and she serves on the national board for the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance. In 2006 and 2007, she was a Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School, co-teaching an advanced research seminar on state attorneys general and their role in state policy making.