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How successful not-for-profits avoid common accounting and tax pitfalls

Avoid common mistakes

Not-for-profits are facing a myriad of challenges this year. As year-end approaches, we want to help ease your stress by providing some tips on avoiding common financial and tax compliance issues. We will provide some financial accounting tips, review important internal controls to have in place, highlight common tax compliance issues, and provide tips on preventing mistakes and protecting your exempt status.

What you'll learn

  • Outline common tax compliance issues for not-for-profits
  • Highlight key differences between GAAP financial statements and the Form 990
  • Review common financial accounting mistakes
  • Provide guidance on key internal controls to have in place

Who should attend?

  • Not-for-profit leadership
  • CFOs, controllers, and accounting staff at not-for-profits
  • Board members and trustees


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Ellen Decker
Tax Services

Ellen joined AGH in 2010. She primarily serves clients in the manufacturing, construction and not-for-profit industries, providing tax compliance and planning services.

Ellen is a member of the AICPA and the Kansas Society of CPAs. She holds a bachelor degree of business administration in accounting along with a master degree in accountancy from Wichita State University. She is a longstanding member of W- A Community of Young Professionals, where she is currently serving as an advisor on the W-Fund Committee. Additionally, she serves as a member of the Small Business Advisory Group and the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force at the Chamber of Commerce.

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Jandrea Blumanhourst
Senior Manager,
Outsourcing Services

Jandrea serves as a financial and accounting consultant for AGH's outsourcing services group. She helps clients with a broad range of accounting and consulting services including monthly financial close-out, assistance during peak workloads or special projects, training new accounting personnel, internal control reviews and assistance with departmentalizing financials and cost allocations.

Prior to joining AGH, she worked in private industry positions where she was responsible for monthly financial statements, payroll, management reports, development of internal control procedures and monthly closing procedures.

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  • Program level: Basic
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advanced preparation: None
  • CPE Credit: 1.0 for 50 minutes
  • Field of study: Accounting
  • Delivery method: Group-internet-based
  • Cost: FREE
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