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The goal of this blog is to provide the non-profit community with helpful accounting, tax, and finance information. Since my everyday world is accounting and auditing, there will also be lots of discussion of those areas.
I am also blogging at other sites.
- Attestation Update focuses on audit and other attestation issues. Also discussing peer review and quality control, as I already mentioned. That will be the place for the more technical discussions.
- Outrun Change talks about the massive change taking place around us. If we don’t outrun that change, it will overwhelm us.
- Once Upon Internal Control uses creative ways to communicate internal control ideas through animated cartoons. (My attempt to use visualization to explain really cool accounting ideas that other people find dreary for some reason that I just can’t understand.)
You can find background on how my blogs are organized in this post: Why separate blogs for nonprofits, accounting, and coping with change? Why so much discussion on banking and energy?
You can browse the site by choosing a topical area in the categories box at the right . You could also use the search box in the top right corner to look for a specific topic, such as ‘mileage’ for vehicle reimbursement or ‘cell phone’.
A bit about me
I am a CPA providing audits, reviews, tax return preparation, and consulting services to the nonprofit community. The focus of my firm is to serve organizations by providing needed audit and consulting projects. These can be leveraged to improve non-profits in the areas of accounting, finance, and management. Helping NPOs function well in those areas is one of many factors that in turn make it possible for them to have a greater impact in their mission.
I also provide peer reviews to other CPA firms. You can see some posts on peer reviews and quality control at my other blog.
I am intentionally a sole practitioner, which means I am a one-person CPA firm by choice. Technology makes this possible. The desire to have the maximum impact for my clients makes this preferable. The geographic focus of my firm in Southern California makes this easy.
Comments are welcome on the blog. All comments will be moderated because of the way internet is today. If you post a comment, thanks. Please understand it may be a while before I review the comment.
Comments that contain ad hominem attacks on me or others or that use foul language won’t get posted. Likewise with racist, crude, or nasty comments.
Here is a working description of the standard I will use: If I won’t want my wife or mom to read the comment, it won’t get approved. The determining factor for what is appropriate or not is my judgment.
I welcome disagreement and opposing opinions. If you get irritated by my opinions and say so, that is fine. Share that too deeply and I will delete your comments.
If those standards are troublesome, then feel free to start your own blog. They are available for free here at WordPress.
Even though I screen all comments and may delete some that don’t meet the minimum standards described above, I’m not responsible for what others may say.
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