MICPA to Host Conference for Nonprofits Oct. 3

by MICPA | Sep 28, 2017   ()

Nonprofit organizations are facing a shift in how they conduct business, and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants is hosting a conference specifically for CPAs working with nonprofit organizations.

The Nonprofit Conference is scheduled for Oct. 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lansing Center, 333 Michigan Ave. SE, Lansing. The conference will cover tax regulations and changes, cybersecurity issues, best practices and internal controls, as well as endowment and gift contributions.

“The nonprofit sector is in a unique time because of the transition we’re seeing in the leadership of many organizations,” said Marvina Bloomfield, chair of the MICPA Nonprofit Task Force. “Many executives are leaving corporations and joining nonprofits where they can use their leadership skills to benefit the community.”

“That means we’re seeing an increased focus on technology and metrics in nonprofits, which is wonderful – but many are not prepared. This conference will provide critical information and resources for nonprofits.”  

A keynote address from Rob Leslie, CPA, a partner at the accounting firm Eide Bailly LLP in Phoenix, will discuss the Financial Accounting Standards Board changes expected in the near future. Leslie helps nonprofits with their accounting and financial management needs. The conversation will steer discussions about financial statements, liquidity and assets with key stakeholders in the organizations.

Other sessions will include topics on fraud, regulations, technology and ethics. The sessions will speak to how many accountants and those in leadership roles have to wear many hats when working in the nonprofit sector.

“Many chief financial officers are taking on more responsibilities in these industries to oversee IT, strategy, compliance and funding,” Bloomfield said. “We’re going to discuss how organization leaders address taking on these different roles.”

Registration is $215 for MICPA members and $365 for non-members and is available by visiting

Source: MICPA
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