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Nonprofit Organization Updates

5 common sources of substantive audit evidence
December 14, 2017

Do you understand how auditors verify account balances and transactions? This knowledge can minimize disruptions when the audit team visits your facilities and maximize the effectiveness of your audit. Here’s a list of five common sources of “substantive evidence” that auditors gather to help them form an opinion regarding your financial statements.

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Demystifying the audit process
November 22, 2017

Independent auditors provide many benefits to business owners and management: They can help uncover errors in your financials, identify material weaknesses in your internal controls, and increase the level of confidence lenders and other stakeholders have in your financial reporting.

But many companies are unclear about what to expect during a financial statement audit. Here’s an overview of the five-step process.
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Nonprofit Organization Deadlines

Don’t miss these important deadlines for your NFP organization
  • December 31 year end
    • Form 990 and PC
      • Due May 15
    • Massachusetts Uniform Financial Report (UFR)
      • Due May 15
    • Data Collection Form
      • Due the earlier of 30 days after your auditors’ report is issued or 9 months after your fiscal year end
  • June 30 fiscal year end
    • Form 990 and PC
      • Due November 15
    • Massachusetts Uniform Financial Report (UFR)
      • Due November 15
    • Data Collection Form
      • Due the earlier of 30 days after your auditors’ report is issued or 9 months after your fiscal year end
  • September 30 fiscal year end
    • Form 990 and PC
      • Due February 15
    • Massachusetts Uniform Financial Report (UFR)
      • Due February 15
    • Data Collection Form
      • Due the earlier of 30 days after your auditors’ report is issued or 9 months after your fiscal year end