2019 Not-for-Profit Conference (13032)

Thursday, May 16, 2019 / Atlanta, GA

Mastering the latest regulatory and governmental changes is vital for not-for-profit organizations. At the 2019 Not-for-Profit Conference, local and national leaders will discuss how recent legislation will affect not-for-profits in a variety of areas. Designed by industry and public accounting professionals, this conference will help you address these challenges and prepare for the year ahead. 

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The Not-for-Profit Conference is also available through live stream. Attend the conference from your home, office, or anywhere you can access the internet. For more information and to register for the live stream option, please click here.


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: $330.00

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Thought leaders will explore best practices and offer practical guidance through updates, laws, and standards.

This conference is a paperless conference and all materials will be available electronically as PDFs. Materials will be available to download in advance and participants will receive an email when they are available. For more information on eMaterials visit ematerials.gscpa.org.
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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Welcome and Announcements

8:05am-8:55 am
A - Not-For-Profit Update: A Broad Look at Accounting Changes to Come (A&A) Credits: 1.0 AA

Kimberly A. Bland, CPA
Smith & Howard, PC , Atlanta, GA

Hold on to your hats. The changes flying in the face of accountants working in not-for-profits are massive. This session will cover the main areas in which accountants need to be well-versed: financial statement changes, the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provisions, grants and contracts, as well as reporting contributions of non-financial assets. This top-level overview will prepare you for the deep dive sessions to come later in the day.

9:05 am-10:20am
B - Forensic Accounting: "It isn't What you Think it is" (A&A) Credits: 1.5 AA

Glenn Helms, Ph.D.,CPA,CIA,CISA
Glenn L. Helms, Inc. , Greensboro, NC

Many CPAs, prosecutors, and criminal investigators are not familiar with the distinctions between the forensic accounting and auditing disciplines. This session will explore the similarities and differences between these two fields of study in terms of investigative procedures, evidence gathering, hypothesis generation, and other engagement characteristics. Guidance will be provided on how to limit the impact of various types of fraud.  Real-world cases will be reviewed to reinforce concepts.

C- High Net Worth Philanthropy Credits: 1.5 GN

Christy Eckoff
Managing Director / The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta , Atlanta, GA

Discuss philanthropy and impact investment, learn about current and future trends that are fundamentally transforming how people generate, preserve and use wealth for the betterment of society.


12:45pm-2:00 pm
D1 - Technologies Transforming Accounting Credits: 1.5 GN

Brandon R. Smith, CPA
Mauldin & Jenkins CPAs LLC , Atlanta, GA

Jameson Miller, CPA, CISA
Mauldin & Jenkins CPAs LLC , Atlanta, GA

Transformational technologies that disrupt status quo are hitting the market at an accelerating pace. Many of those technologies have traditional accounting functions and services in their crosshairs. In this session, we parse hype and buzzwords to identify threats to and opportunities for our profession.

D2- Tax Update: New Tax Law and GAAP Credits: 1.5 GN

Amanda M. Adams, MSA, CPA
Managing Director, National Leader, N / Cherry Bekaert LLP , Atlanta, GA

Lauren Stinson, CMI
Cherry Bekaert LLP , Atlanta, GA

Tax Reform changes relevant to the not-for-profit sector will be discussed, including the impact of the Wayfair decision; taxability of fringe benefits; document retention; Form 990T requirements; and documentation requirements that support tax return deductions and how long to keep them.

E1- Not-for-Profit Investment Decisions Credits: 1.5 GN

Laurie Bagley
SunTrust Banks, Inc. , Atlanta, GA

Doug Hickman

Review how much do you need in reserves, liquidity disclosure, endowment management, and types of good investment policies.

E2- Not-For-Profit Accounting Update: Deep Dive (A&A) Credits: 1.5 AA

G B. Jones, CPA
Jones and Kolb, CPAs , Atlanta, GA

Focus on not-for-profit accounting and reporting changes, including Accounting Standard Updates related to financial reporting, revenue recognition (topic 606), leases, and liquidity disclosures.

F1 - Ask the Experts (A&A) Credits: 1.0 AA

Wrap up the day and get your toughest questions answered by experts in the field. Submit your questions throughout the day or bring them to the session.


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.

Conference Site

Cobb-Marietta Coliseum & Exhibit
2 Galleria Pkwy SE
Atlanta, GA 30339



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Late Registration

$370 GSCPA Members, $470 Non-Members (after 5/13/2019)