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Understanding the Difference between Overhead and G&A

By Paul Calabrese, Principal, Outsourced Accounting & Advisory Services If you’re like many government contractors (GovCons), the theory behind indirect rates is difficult to understand. Unfortunately, many GovCons set up an overly complex, 3-tier indirect rate system and discover later that it is not required at the onset. To help small and emerging contractors better…

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Tax Planning and Preparation | Businesses and Individuals

Tax Benefits of “Going Green”

By Jennifer Galstad-Lee, Senior Manager, Tax From electric vehicles to solar panels, “going green” can offer both environmental and financial benefits. With global conflicts and increased gas prices, now may be the time to explore reducing your carbon footprint to better the Earth and save you money. In addition, with more emphasis on environmental, social…

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Accounting Technology | Businesses and Individuals, Nonprofits and Associations

Top Three Takeaways from Sage Transform 2022

This year’s Sage Transform conference took place October 10-14 in sunny Orlando, Florida. And, like every Sage Intacct-led event, it was not only a great time for networking, but an informative event with news and updates from Sage. Below are our top three takeaways from the event. 2022 Sage Transform Key Takeaways New partnership with…

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Accounting Technology

How to Solve Your Multi-Entity Nonprofit Financial Management Challenges

As a nonprofit leader, you likely think of financial management as a necessary evil—bogging down your staff and creating bottlenecks or compliance problems. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, with the right technology, managing your finances can be easy, effective, and offer new insights into your organization. This is especially true…

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Accounting Technology

How Multi-Entity Nonprofits Can Improve Financial Management

Nonprofits have unique obstacles to effectively managing their finances. For starters, you’re doing most everything on a dime, and then depending on your industry, you have compliance regulations and other metrics to worry about. If you’re running a multi-entity nonprofit, all of this gets more complicated. That’s where technology has emerged as a beneficial tool…

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Audit and Assurance, Nonprofit Tax, Outsourced Accounting

HHS Website Providing Indirect Rate Information is Currently Unavailable

By Paul Calabrese, Principal, Outsourced Accounting and Advisory Services Have you been to the US Department of Health & Human Services’ (HHS) Program Support Center (PSC) website lately? You may have noticed that their Cost Allocation Services landing page is down. The Cost Allocations Services website has historically provided valuable information to nonprofits, colleges and…

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Audit and Assurance

Decoding SBA’s Rules for 8(a) Financial Reporting

By Paul Calabrese, Principal, Outsourced Accounting and Advisory Services Small Disadvantaged Businesses with 8(a) status must observe important yearly financial reporting requirements per 13 CFR 124.602. To correctly interpret the annual receipts definition and submit the appropriate annual financial statement, participants must understand the requirements in the CFR. The chart below was developed by GRF’s…

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Tax Planning and Preparation

IRS Issues Penalty Relief for Many Taxpayers

The Internal Revenue Service recently issued a notice (IRS Notice 2022-36) that provides broad penalty relief for specified delinquent 2019 and 2020 tax returns. For U.S. taxpayers who qualify, this relief will waive and refund delinquent filing penalties for many who filed their 2019 and/or 2020 tax returns late. Notably, certain penalties for international reporting…

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Cybersecurity, Enterprise Risk Management

Getting Started with Cybersecurity Training

By Darren Hulem, CISA, CEH, Security+, Supervisor and Tom Brown, CAPM, Security +, Senior Risk Analyst TLDR: End user cybersecurity training is essential for preventing malicious actors from gaining unauthorized access to your organization’s network. Creating a risk-averse organization involves making your staff aware of best-practices for identifying common attacks, like phishing scams. At the…

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Advisory, Enterprise Risk Management, Internal Audit

Internal Audit: Preventing Fraud through Travel & Expense Reimbursement Audits

By Kristen Ocampo, CPA, Senior Internal Auditor Travel & Expense (T&E) reimbursement fraud can have a significant impact on your organization. The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ 2022 Report to the Nations found the average loss from an expense reimbursement scheme was $152,000. The report, which is based on a worldwide survey of Certified Fraud…

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