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Manage International NGO Risk Effectively with an External Field Office Audit

By: Max Manley, CPA | Nonprofit Audit Manager International NGOs (INGOs) working overseas in the development and humanitarian response sectors face a unique set of challenges and risks from both an accounting and operational standpoint. Whether your role resides at headquarters (HQ) or in a field office, as an INGO leader your responsibilities include managing…

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Fast-Track Your Compliance with the New UG Procurement Standard

The two-year deferral period for implementation of the procurement standards under Uniform Guidance (UG) is officially over.  As of midnight on January 1, 2017, organizations receiving federal funds with a calendar year-end of December 31 MUST implement policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the standards effective immediately. Is your organization behind or struggling with…

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Keeping Your Nonprofit’s Technology Modern, Safe and Cost-Efficient with an IT Audit

For smaller or start-up nonprofits, infrastructure elements like information technology (IT) are often small and uncomplicated allowing the greatest flexibility and economy. The bad news is that while the organization is saving money, aging IT systems lack critical security features as well as the strategic and  functional advantages enjoyed by peers who have prioritized IT…

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We are #AuditorProud at GRF!

Every day at GRF, we celebrate our audit staff. But this year, on #AuditorProud Day, we let them tell us why they love being auditors! “As an auditor, I am proud to serve the public interest through single audits because they are so heavily relied on by federal agencies and the taxpayers.” – Alexander Stansbury,…

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Employers Should Review and Implement the Latest Revisions to the Form I-9

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification on July 17.  Click here to download the revised form. Form I-9 is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. All U.S. employers must ensure proper completion of Form…

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