Webinars

We offer webinars throughout the year covering everything from IT audits to Form 990 preparation, exit planning and more. See below for links to the recordings and presentations so you can see for yourself how our industry experts can help your organization succeed!

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August 3, 2021

SAS No 134 New Auditor Reporting Standards

New updates to SAS No. 134 are making fundamental changes to the layout of audit reports and overall information presented in order to enhance the communicative value and relevance of audit reporting.

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August 4, 2021

Is That Approved? The Many Approval Workflows with a Best in Class Accounting System

Approval workflows are a critical component of many organizations’ internal control and quality control environments. This makes it even more unfortunate that most entry level accounting packages include limited or no approval workflows. Hope you enjoy following e-mail approval chains or passing a red folder from desk to desk before you can get accurate, timely accounting information! But that’s not the way it has to be. Best in class accounting systems offer robust approval workflow options for various different transactions to help you meet your review and approval needs and keep a record of approvals inextricably tied to transactions.

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August 11, 2021

Business Intelligence Solved – BI Tool Level Reporting Native to A Best in Class System

Business Intelligence (BI) tools can bring tremendous value to an organization. Whether you’re looking for reporting that is more “board ready” or looking for a tool to more easily communicate results and trends to key organizational stakeholders, a BI tool can save substantial time in transforming your data to present it in a way that quickly gets everyone on the same page. However, BI tools are often expensive, take a long time to implement, require highly specialized skillsets, and may even live on a server. If you’ve been avoiding a BI tool for some or all of these reasons, it might be time to learn more about modern BI tools available in a best-in-class solution.

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August 18, 2021

Salesforce and Sage Intacct – A Native Integration for Nonprofits

Sage Intacct Advanced CRM Integration for Nonprofits allows you to gain strategic insight with combined CRM and financial data. You choose the right level of visibility for analysis and decision-making with flexible summary or detail options based on the revenue stream. The finance team has the flexibility to choose which revenue-related information to share with Salesforce users—and as long as they have a Salesforce license, they have access to that data. In addition, communication across teams is easy with integrated Salesforce Chatter and Sage Intacct Collaborate. Using this integration, the finance team can see if development has secured funding without having to ask, and the development team can see if finance has recorded the gift. The dual recording functionality means the data is never out of sync and reduces the reconciliation burden between Salesforce and accounting.

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August 23, 2021

Sage Intacct Q3 2021 Release Overview

Another Sage Intacct quarterly release is here! Sage Intacct, a best in class cloud financial management platform, is the first and only cloud financial management solution endorsed by the AICPA. One of its many outstanding qualities is the frequency of new feature releases; Sage Intacct seamlessly releases four quarterly releases per year. Each release is rich with enhancements and new features bringing you the latest and greatest in financial management automation and excellence.

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August 26, 2021

The Auditor’s Guide to Successful Virtual Audits for INGOs

The global pandemic disrupted the important work of many international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) while also introducing new organizational risks and complicating their ability to meet grant compliance requirements. To assist INGOs during the unprecedented time, auditors leveraged technology and offered virtual audits while business travel and onsite visits were suspended. Although remote engagements allowed many audits to move forward, auditors witnessed an exponential increase in risks specific to INGOs. The world’s new dependence on remote work may mean that many of these risks are here to stay.

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June 3, 2021

Changes in the Employee Benefit Plan Landscape for 2020 and 2021 Audits

Like many areas of our lives in 2020, Employee Benefit Plans also experienced a number of significant changes as a result of the pandemic and the CARES Act. Plan sponsors should take note that the approval of two new audit reporting standards, SAS 134 and SAS 136, will likely impact the performance and timing of…

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April 21, 2021

Board Member’s Guide to Nonprofit Governance during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to extraordinary challenges for nonprofit organizations and their leaders. While focusing on shrinking funding to continue their important missions, nonprofits must also grapple with the impact of remote work which has changed the nature of their operations and introduced new complexities for internal controls. In their roles as advisors, board…

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March 11, 2021

2020 Compliance Supplement Update

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has released new guidance on single audits in the form of a 2020 Compliance Supplement addendum. The update, which is aimed at federal programs under the CARES act, will impact many organizations who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Join GRF’s nonprofit audit experts as we delve…

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February 25, 2021

2021 Financial & Compliance Tools for Your 8(a) or Small Government Contractor Business

Start the New Year with all the tools your business needs to maintain contract compliance and excel financially. Join GRF’s Government Contracting Team for an overview of the compiled or reviewed financial statements required for 8(a) contractors at certain revenue thresholds. Participants will be able to anticipate what goes into the process for first-time compilations…

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February 11, 2021

Roundtable Peer-to-Peer Discussion: Recording Contracts with Customers (Topic 606)

FASB’s Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2020-05 – Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606) is shaking up how nonprofits recognize and report revenue. Whether you are a CEO, finance staff, or membership engagement staff, this roundtable brings you together with your nonprofit executive peers for a facilitated discussion around how nonprofits are implementing Topic 606….

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December 9, 2020

Fraud and Cybersecurity in the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a plethora of new opportunities for hackers to steal personal information and business data. More workers than ever are adapting to remote work while organizations scramble to mitigate threats to data and privacy. What are the best methods to prevent fraud during this unprecedented change to our working environment? This…

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November 19, 2020

Internal Audit & ERM Priorities for 2021

What Risks Should Nonprofits be focused on for 2021? Join GRF’s and AHT Risk & Advisory experts for an interactive discussion exploring how internal audit programs are meeting governance expectations, highlighting areas where many organizations are falling short, and identifying possible solutions to close these gaps. This webinar is intended for C-suite, Internal Audit, Compliance &…

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November 17, 2020

Annual Tax Planning Webinar

With the year coming to a close, now is the time to focus on the complex task of tax planning – particularly in light of the economic challenges associated with COVID-19. Listen to the annual tax planning webinar to learn how you should position your assets for the best tax advantage. Seasoned tax professionals will…

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October 22, 2020

Enhancing Third Party Risk Management in Cybersecurity & Privacy Programs

Risks in today’s fast-paced environment are continuing to evolve with respect to third-parties. With so many employees working remotely, we increasingly depend on third-party technologies, external data sources and outside service providers. This makes identifying and managing your organization’s cybersecurity and privacy risks more critical than ever before. Join GRF’s Risk & Advisory experts for…

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October 15, 2020

Exploring the OMB Update – Revised Uniform Guidance 2 CFR 200

This interactive discussion is on the updates to Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) which is revised effective November 12, 2020. The Uniform Guidance provides the rules for grants and cooperative agreements funded by the U.S. Government. The revision reflects a foundational shift to focus on enhanced results-oriented accountability for grants and cooperative agreements. As a…

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Getting Started with Enterprise Risk Management, A Guide for Nonprofits