GRF Financial Foresight

Insights from the team on the GRF blog

Invest Time and Resources to Improve the Month-End Close Process

By: Sharon Carbonell, CPA | Manager, Outsourced Accounting and Advisory Services For many who work in the finance department of a nonprofit or for-profit business, the month-end close process is a constant source of strain. Inefficiency and operational ambiguity are sore spots in particular, generally the result of manual data entry, lack of coordination, deficient…

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TCJA Offers Innovative Ways to Deliver Client Service

By: Stephen Boisvert, CPA, MST, CExPTM | Tax Manager It should be no surprise that the topic of the day in the field of income taxes is the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Like other tax reform packages in the past, the TCJA is a mixed bag of legislation. Some of it will affect…

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Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance and Your Nonprofit Organization

By: Mac Lillard, CPA, CITP, CISA, CFE | Audit Senior Accountant According to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Council (PCD DSC) any organization that stores, processes, and/or transmits cardholder data is required to be compliant with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). There is a common misconception that use of a third-party provider…

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Why is Preparation of a Complete and Accurate SEFA so Imperative?

By: Laura Malcom, CPA | Audit Manager The schedule of expenditures of federal awards (SEFA) is the “meat” of any Uniform Guidance audit. Often it is one of the first pieces of information that a CPA firm will request when designing and planning the audit. The total expenditures reported in the SEFA is the determination…

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Preparing for an Audit Made Easier with Financial Compilations and Reviews

By: Steven Lyons, CPA | Outsourced Accounting and Advisory Services Manager In addition to providing a more cost-effective alternative to a financial statement audit, compilations and reviews offer businesses and nonprofit organizations a number of important advantages. Perhaps most important, compilations and reviews help your organization prepare for a future financial audit because they include…

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