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Presenting the New Not-For-Profit Financial Statement: Net Asset Classes & Governing Board Restrictions
Posted by Michelle Spriggs on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 @ 06:28 PM

Not-for-profit financial statements will receive a significant overhaul with the release of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)’s Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-14, Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958) Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities. The ASU brings several changes, including the consolidation of net asset classes and enhanced disclosures regarding those net asset classes and governing board designations. In the second part of our series, we’ll look at these changes in more detail.

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Topics: financial statements, Non-profits, Michelle Spriggs, NFP

Presenting the New Not-For-Profit Financial Statement
Posted by Michelle Spriggs on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 @ 06:10 PM

Major changes to not-for-profit organizations’ financial statement presentation were recently finalized with the issuance of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)’s Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2016-14, Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958) Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities.

Designed to enhance and clarify the information provided in a not-for-profit’s financial statements, the accounting standards update makes changes to the guidance for net assets classification, governing board designations, investment return, underwater endowment funds, expenses, liquidity and presentation of operating cash flows.

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Topics: financial statements, Non-profits, Michelle Spriggs, NFP

Four Lessons Learned from Year One of the Uniform Grant Guidance
Posted by Michelle Spriggs on Fri, May 20, 2016 @ 01:17 PM

The Uniform Grant Guidance (2 CFR 200), released in December 2013, replaced several Office of Management and Budget (OMB) administrative, cost and audit circulars, and as a result, it changed the way many not-for-profit organizations and universities administered their grants.

New awards and funding increments to existing awards to which the federal agency modified the terms and conditions received after December 26, 2014, must follow the administrative requirements and cost principles under Uniform Grant Guidance (UGG). The new Single Audit requirements are effective for fiscal years beginning after December 26, 2014. For most not-for-profit organizations, that means the first time they will be subject to the new Single Audit requirements will be for their upcoming June 30, 2016 year-end.

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Topics: Non-profits, Michelle Spriggs, OMB, NFP, Uniform Grant Guidance

Not-for-Profit Financial Statement Presentation Changes Update
Posted by Michelle Spriggs on Sun, Nov 15, 2015 @ 11:00 AM


For the past three years, the FASB has been evaluating how to streamline the financial reporting model used by not-for-profits and health care entities. In 2015, the FASB published the long-awaited exposure draft that included the following proposed changes to the NFP Financial Reporting Model: reducing the number of net asset classes from three to two, modifying the statement of activities including a requirement to present an intermediate measure of operating performance, and changing the presentation of cash flows. The Exposure Draft also called for enhanced disclosures by not-for-profit organizations about their liquidity.

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Topics: financial statements, Non-profits, FASB, Michelle Spriggs, NFP

Preparing for Subpart F of the Uniform Grant Guidance
Posted by Michelle Spriggs on Fri, Nov 13, 2015 @ 03:00 PM

The final phase of the Office of Management and Budget’s Uniform Grant Guidance is nearly here, which means nonfederal agencies should be gearing up for the changes coming to their Single Audits.

OMB released 2 CFR 200: Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Grant Guidance) in December 2013. The Uniform Grant Guidance affects all nonfederal entities that receive grants and replaced rules in eight OMB Cost Circulars, including the A-133. Nonfederal entities began applying the changes to administrative requirements and cost principles to new federal awards received after December 26, 2014, and to additional funding to existing awards made after that date. For more information, please see, Implementing the Uniform Grant Reform Guidance.

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Topics: Non-profits, Michelle Spriggs, OMB, NFP, Uniform Grant Guidance

Implementing the Uniform Grant Reform Guidance
Posted by Michelle Spriggs on Tue, Feb 24, 2015 @ 12:18 PM

If you receive Federal grants, now is the time to evaluate how you manage them. December 26, 2014 was the start date of comprehensive grant reform as a result of 2 CFR 200: Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Grant Guidance), which affects all nonfederal agencies that receive grants. Often called the “super circular,” it replaces rules in Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars A-21, A-50, A-87, A-89, A-102, A-110, A-122 and A-133.

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Topics: Michelle Spriggs, uniform reform guidance

OMB Grant Reform Standardizes Cost Principles
Posted by Michelle Spriggs on Wed, Jun 18, 2014 @ 09:08 AM

Cost principles for organizations that receive federal grants have traditionally existed in silos. Educational institutions, state and local governments and non-profit organizations faced different cost principle requirements under their respective Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars. The OMB’s latest guidelines do away with the separation among the three entity types and merge them into one combined set of cost principles.

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Topics: Michelle Spriggs, OMB, cost principles

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