Not-for-Profit Accounting Conference Livestream

Not-for-Profit Accounting Conference Livestream

Not-for-Profit Accounting Conference Livestream


Attend this year’s Not-For-Profit Accounting Conference to hear about the latest updates, insights and timely issues impacting nonprofits and nonprofit auditors, especially when it comes to dealing with the current environment and what’s on the horizon.

More specifically, this year’s conference will cover pressing topics for nonprofits, including updates in accounting and auditing, tax legislation, post-COVID-19 disaster preparedness, internal control and fraud, fundraising, cybersecurity attacks and ethical challenges.

Nonprofit accountants and auditors, CEOs, CFOs, controllers, directors, managers and other financial and administrative professionals serving nonprofits will benefit greatly by attending.

COVID-19 Notice: For the safety of attendees, presenters, staff and vendors, this year’s conference will be an online-only event presented via WICPA CPD Livestream.

8.4 CPE Credits


Registration is open through 09/28.

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Monday, September 28

8:00am to 4:20pm (Check-In 8:00am)

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Monday, Sep 28th

8:00AM TO 8:10AM / General Session

8:10AM TO 9:10AM / General Session

Ashley Johnson, Director, Sikich LLP

Richard Lynch, Partner, Sikich LLP

Get the latest updates on recent changes to GAAP and GAAS, including key implementation issues on major standards, best practices and upcoming FASB projects applicable to nonprofit organizations.

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9:20AM TO 10:20AM / General Session

Ryan Peasley, Senior Manager, Wipfli LLP

The COVID-19 crisis is causing nonprofits to evaluate their technology and disaster preparedness capabilities. Getting a mobile workforce and new processes up and running was one hurdle many organizations faced, but many didn’t anticipate the increased demand for their services. This session will cover new strategies to help your organization create or update your disaster preparedness capabilities to ensure your organization remains resilient in future disruptions.

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10:30AM TO 11:30AM / General Session

Kevin O'Leary, President & CEO, O'Leary & Anick

This session will focus on the framework and practical applications of internal controls, including examples and ideas of how to maintain a strong control environment regardless of how large of a staff you have. Additionally, it will review the COSO Internal Control – Integrated Framework principles to provide a foundation for understanding internal controls as well as the applications of these principles in different sizes of organizations and when work shifts from in an office to a virtual environment.

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11:50AM TO 12:50PM / General Session

Michelle Weber, Not-for-Profit Tax Partner, Grant Thornton LLP

The Form 990 is a truly unique tax filing in that it contains a plethora of information and it’s all open to public inspection. This session will explore what is new for exempt organization tax, including Form 990 and 990-T updates, IRS Exempt Organization Division activity and other tax issues impacting Form 990 filers. Most notably, the session will dive into the impact of recent tax legislation on exempt organizations.

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1:00PM TO 2:00PM / General Session

Wendy Baumann, President & CVO, Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation

In this session, you’ll find out practical ways of effective fund development and strategies for both the art and science of fundraising as the presenter shares her first-hand experience in leading WWBIC for over 26 years and her previous employment roles with MATC and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin, as well as the development and fundraising of initiatives such as the Milwaukee Public Market and the Hank Aaron State Trail.

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2:10PM TO 3:10PM / General Session

Tom Wojcinski, Director, Wipfli LLP

Learn about recent attack trends affecting nonprofits through a discussion of recent examples and an overview of how and why attackers are breaking into organizations like yours. You’ll also learn what the most critical actions are for you to take to increase your organization’s cybersecurity posture and its resistance and resilience to cyberattacks.

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3:20PM TO 4:20PM / General Session

Robert Mathers, Shareholder, von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

Thomas Moniz, Shareholder, von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

Less than a year into a new decade and we already have a changing landscape in the world of nonprofit accounting. Add in a global pandemic, and the ethics implications are substantial. This session will discuss three main concepts, in particular, the ethics challenges facing your nonprofit practice and clients during and following a global pandemic, including:

  1. Ethical issues associated with nonprofit audits and related services, including conflicts of interests, objectivity and public trust;
  2. Techniques you can discuss with your nonprofit clients to address the ethical challenges of nonprofit accounting’s heightened public scrutiny and higher standards; and
  3. Managing ethical issues raised by a post-COVID-19 landscape as nonprofits are learning to work with even less staff and resources, increased remote working and a heightened potential for fraud.

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4:20PM TO 4:25PM / General Session

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