GRF Financial Foresight

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IT Security is More Critical than Ever for Nonprofits and Associations

By Melissa Musser, CPA, CITP, CISA, Principal With employees working from home, many nonprofits and associations (particularly smaller organizations) are more concerned than ever about information technology (IT) security. The issue is of even greater concern to organizations whose employees use their personal laptops and other electronic equipment to do their job remotely. With this…

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DfID Merger with FCO Creates Uncertainty with UK Aid

By Tricia Katebini, CPA, MBA, Senior Manager, Audit On June 16, United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a merger between the Department for International Development (DfID) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). Together the two departments will become the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. Johnson said the merger will “unite our aid…

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Next Steps for Organizations Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis

Key Considerations and Tools for Planning a Safe and Productive Return to Workplace Guide   By Melissa Musser, Principal, Risk & Advisory Services Many state and local governments are making plans to open businesses and get the economy moving again. For organizations that have closed their offices and storefronts to work remotely since mid-March, there…

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Consider a Virtual CISO to Meet Your Current Cybersecurity Challenges

By: Melissa Musser, CPA, CITP, CISA, Risk & Advisory Services Principal, and Darren Hulem, IT and Risk Analyst The COVID-19 crisis, with a new reliance on working from home and an overburdened healthcare system, has opened a new door for cybercriminals. New tactics include malicious emails claiming the recipient was exposed COVID-19, to attacks on…

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SBA Provides Clarification on PPP Loan Subjection to Single Audit Requirements

By Tricia Katebini, CPA, MBA, Senior Manager, Audit On May 5, 2020 the Government Audit Quality Center (GAQC), issued an industry alert to professionals that serve organizations subject to Government Auditing Standards. Summarized below are two key items that impact the nonprofit community. PPP loans are not subject to single audits As many are well…

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