2017 Not-for-Profit Conference (13032)

Friday, May 12, 2017 / Atlanta, GA

Understanding the latest regulatory and governmental changes is vital for not-for-profit organizations during this transitional time. The Not-for-Profit Conference will help you master new financial reporting standards, financial and compliance audits, and the latest legislative updates.

LIVE STREAM Attendance Option - Event Code: LS13032
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Event Status: CLOSED – Please contact the CPE Department at 404-231-8676, Opt. 3 or 800-330-8889, Opt. 3 for additional assistance.

Event ID: #13032

CPE: 8.0 credits

Total Price: $315.00

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Understanding the latest regulatory and governmental changes is vital for not-for-profit organizations during this transitional time. Industry leaders will discuss board governance, financial reporting standards, compliance audits, and the latest legislative updates from Washington.

Who Should Attend: CPAs, consultants, tax advisors, auditors and other financial managers who work for not-for-profit organizations or who have not-for-profit clients.

Hotel Information
Renaissance Waverly Hotel
2450 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, Ga. 30339
*GSCPA does not have a room block established at any hotel

Friday, May 12, 2017

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Welcome and Announcements

8:05am-9:20 am
A - Current Trends and Best Practices in Not-for- Profit Governance Credits: 1.5 GN

Board governance and effectiveness are at the foundation of not-for-profit organizations' success. Discuss trends and best practices for not-for-profit boards in a lively and interactive manner, allowing plenty of opportunities to ask questions and discuss the issues that are most challenging for the participants. Leave with new tools and approaches to support your board's journey from "good to great." 


9:35 am-10:25am
B - Landscape of the Profession Credits: 1.0 GN

Tommye Barie
Mauldin & Jenkins , Bradenton, FL

Understand the risks and opportunities of globalization and its impact on the U.S. accounting profession. Learn about demographic and workforce changes and their respective impacts on the profession’s client base and pipeline, as well as current professional initiatives aimed at improving the U.S. CPA band and maintaining the relevance of the U.S. CPA.


C - Washington Update: The Latest on Legislation Affecting Not-for-Profits Credits: 1.5 GN

Brian Flahaven
Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) , Washington, DC

What can not-for-profit organizations expect from the new Trump Administration? And what are the prospects for comprehensive tax reform? Cover the latest news from Capitol Hill, including updates on proposals affecting the charitable deduction.


Breakout Sessions

12:45pm-2:00 pm
D1 - New Standard Requires Big Changes (Improvements) to Not-for-Profit Financial Reporting Credits: 1.5 AA

Brian T. Muia, CPA
Shareholder / Jones and Kolb, CPAs , Atlanta, GA

The new NFP financial reporting accounting standard (ASU 2016-14) was released and will take effect for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017.  With the short time horizon, NOW is the time to understand the requirements and to implement the necessary changes.   

D2 - Tax Issues of Private Foundations Credits: 1.5 GN

Michele Melchior
Director-HealthCare & Not-for-Profit / Grant Thornton, LLP , Charlotte, NC

The 990-PF is the information return US private foundations file with the IRS. This public document provides fiscal data for the foundation, names of trustees and officers, application information, and a complete grants list. Join us for a dive into tax issues of private foundations. We will specifically focus on minimum distribution requirements, qualifying distributions, investment income tax, unrelated business income (UBI), prohibition on self-dealing, and new developments.

E1 - Uniform Guidance Credits: 1.0 AA

Joel M. Black, CPA
Mauldin & Jenkins CPAs LLC , Atlanta, GA

Discuss issues with the continued implementation of the Uniform Guidance, as well as changes in the 2017 OMB Compliance Supplement and get information to you that you need to know for upcoming single audits.

E2- Form 990 Tax Update Credits: 1.0 AA

Marc A. Azar, CPA
Manager / Smith & Howard, PC , Atlanta, GA

Sabre J. Linahan, CPA
Smith & Howard, PC , Atlanta, GA

Although Form 990 has not changed substantially in several years, other changes have occurred that may impact tax reporting for not-for-profits. Discuss general Form 990 updates, proposed legislation, its effect on nonprofits and their donors, challenges in correctly reporting information on the tax return schedules and considerations related to unrelated business income.

F1 - Cybersecurity Risk Management: What’s a CPA to Do? Credits: 1.5 AA

Joanne Sexton
Augusta University , Augusta, GA

The number of cybersecurity breaches continue to rise across all industry sectors. Not-for-profit organizations are not immune to cyber threats and often are more vulnerable than other business sectors. Review the most common mistakes Not-for-profi organizations make that provide opportunities for cyber attacks, as well as learn the most critical steps to defend against cyber evil.

F2 - Tax Rules for Fringe Benefits Credits: 1.5 GN

Mark Ritter
Grant Thornton LLP , Atlanta, GA

Learn rules for Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) concessions for not-for-profit employees.



If you choose this option you will receive your materials as a downloadable PDF file. eMaterials will be available for download approximately three business days prior to the event. For more information on eMaterials please visit ematerials.gscpa.org.

How to access eMaterials
o Go to http://www.gscpa.org and click on "My GSCPA" and then "My eMaterials." You will be required to log in to access the document by using your gscpa.org login credentials.
o Click on "Download eMaterials" link associated with this conference.
o Download and save the document to your computer prior to the event.

Printed Materials

This option will allow you to pick up a printed manual when you check-in at the event.  

Conference Site

Cobb Galleria Centre
2 Galleria Pkwy SE
Atlanta, GA 30339



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Late Registration

$355 GSCPA Members, $455 Non-Members (after 5/8/2017)