Not-for-Profit Update: September/October 2017

At Insero, we make it our business to stay abreast of the latest trends and technical updates in accounting, tax, and audit and we understand how important timely updates are to our clients. As a member of the RSM US Alliance, we also have the benefit of access to the resources and subject matter experts of RSM US LLP (formerly known as McGladrey LLP). This includes regular updates on the latest insights for not-for-profit organizations. We hope that you find these informative and useful, and invite you to reach out to us if you have any questions.

What your nonprofit board members need to know about Form 990
The first in a two-part series to help board members develop a better understanding of why the IRS asks for the information contained in the Form 990.
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5 things to know about managing third-party relationship risks
Enforcement is scheduled to start on May 25, 2018. What do U.S. organizations need to do now? Here are five key considerations.
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Do you know how managed IT services can help overcome your challenges?
A managed IT services agreement can provide peace of mind that you are making technology decisions to align with your strategy and goals.
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Audit & Accounting Update: June 13, 2017

At Insero, we make it our business to stay abreast of the latest trends and technical updates in accounting, tax, and audit and we understand how important timely updates are to our clients. As a member of the RSM US Alliance, we also have the benefit of access to the resources and subject matter experts of RSM US LLP (formerly known as McGladrey LLP). This includes regular updates on the latest financial reporting insights. We hope that you find these informative and useful, and invite you to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Quarterly accounting update webcast – Summer 2017
Our Quarterly accounting update webcast will cover recently issued guidance and developments in standard-setting projects.
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Accounting for debt and equity instruments in financing transactions
Our guide is a resource for understanding relevant accounting guidance for debt and equity instruments issued in financing transactions.
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Changes to revenue recognition for not-for-profit organizations
Our white paper discusses changes to the accounting for exchange transactions entered into by not-for-profit organizations.
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PCAOB adopts auditor reporting standard
A new standard requires auditors to provide additional information in their reports on audits of financial statements.
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PCAOB proposes standard for auditing accounting estimates
A PCAOB proposal would replace existing standards on auditing accounting estimates and fair value measurements with a single standard.
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Proposal: Auditor’s use of the work of specialists
The PCAOB recently proposed amendments to auditing standards for the auditor’s use of the work of specialists.
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Audit and Accounting Updates for Business Owners and Financial Professionals

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As always, we hope you enjoy this edition of our newsletter and we look forward to receiving your feedback. Should you have any questions regarding the information contained in the attached materials or our service offerings, please contact us directly.

Audit & Accounting Update: April 13, 2017

At Insero, we make it our business to stay abreast of the latest trends and technical updates in accounting, tax, and audit and we understand how important timely updates are to our clients. As a member of the RSM US Alliance, we also have the benefit of access to the resources and subject matter experts of RSM US LLP (formerly known as McGladrey LLP). This includes regular updates on the latest financial reporting insights. We hope that you find these informative and useful, and invite you to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Presentation of defined benefit costs
The FASB recently issued guidance to improve the presentation of defined benefit costs in the income statement.
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Getting ready: Revenue recognition and not-for-profit entities
Our article provides several resources for the implementation of FASB ASC Topic 606 by not-for-profit entities.
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Omnibus Statement addresses certain practice issues
Statement 85 addresses practice issues identified during the implementation and application of certain GASB Statements.
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Audit and Accounting Updates for Business Owners and Financial Professionals

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As always, we hope you enjoy this edition of our newsletter and we look forward to receiving your feedback. Should you have any questions regarding the information contained in the attached materials or our service offerings, please contact us directly.

Not-for-Profit Update: January/February 2017

At Insero, we make it our business to stay abreast of the latest trends and technical updates in accounting, tax, and audit and we understand how important timely updates are to our clients. As a member of the RSM US Alliance, we also have the benefit of access to the resources and subject matter experts of RSM US LLP (formerly known as McGladrey LLP). This includes regular updates on the latest insights for not-for-profit organizations. We hope that you find these informative and useful, and invite you to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Consolidation of for-profit limited partnership by not-for-profit entity
Understanding the latest Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2015-02 issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).
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Can outsourcing help your organization neutralize rising labor costs?
Outsourcing strategies and their potential to support the success of your nonprofit organization.
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Leveraging the cloud to strengthen your technology platform
The cloud is one of the biggest technology enablers for nonprofits, and has become a valuable information technology tool for many organizations.
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Audit & Accounting Update: January 26, 2017

At Insero, we make it our business to stay abreast of the latest trends and technical updates in accounting, tax, and audit and we understand how important timely updates are to our clients. As a member of the RSM US Alliance, we also have the benefit of access to the resources and subject matter experts of RSM US LLP (formerly known as McGladrey LLP). This includes regular updates on the latest financial reporting insights. We hope that you find these informative and useful, and invite you to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Changes to revenue recognition in the technology industry 
Our white paper discusses how certain issues will significantly affect revenue recognition in the technology industry.
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Clarifications to definition of a business
The FASB recently issued clarifications to the definition of a business, which affects many areas of accounting.
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Consolidation of for-profit limited partnership by not-for-profit entity
ASU 2017-02 clarifies when a not-for-profit entity that is a general partner should consolidate a for-profit limited partnership.
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Proposal: Balance sheet classification of debt
A recent proposed ASU introduces an overarching principle for determining whether debt should be classified as current or noncurrent.
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Proposed changes to disclosure requirements for inventory
If finalized, recent proposed amendments to FASB ASC Topic 330 would require additional inventory disclosures.
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FASB makes additional corrections to new revenue guidance
A recent FASB Accounting Standards Update makes technical corrections to ASC Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers.
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Tool for audit committees: Preparing for the revenue recognition standard
A new Center for Audit Quality tool aims to help audit committees assess a company’s implementation of the new revenue recognition standard.
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Audit and Accounting Updates for Business Owners and Financial Professionals

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As always, we hope you enjoy this edition of our newsletter and we look forward to receiving your feedback. Should you have any questions regarding the information contained in the attached materials or our service offerings, please contact us directly.

Audit & Accounting Update: December 29, 2016

At Insero, we make it our business to stay abreast of the latest trends and technical updates in accounting, tax, and audit and we understand how important timely updates are to our clients. As a member of the RSM US Alliance, we also have the benefit of access to the resources and subject matter experts of RSM US LLP (formerly known as McGladrey LLP). This includes regular updates on the latest financial reporting insights. We hope that you find these informative and useful, and invite you to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Changes to revenue recognition for business and professional services
Our recent summary discusses how service providers will be affected by the FASB’s new revenue recognition guidance.
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FASB addresses down round features and indefinite deferral provisions
A new FASB proposal addresses some of the accounting complexity associated with instruments with characteristics of liabilities and equity.
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Non-GAAP financial measures: Continuing the conversation
A recent Center for Audit Quality paper provides information for stakeholders to consider regarding non-GAAP financial measures.
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Audit and Accounting Updates for Business Owners and Financial Professionals

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As always, we hope you enjoy this edition of our newsletter and we look forward to receiving your feedback. Should you have any questions regarding the information contained in the attached materials or our service offerings, please contact us directly.

Not-for-Profit Update: November/December 2016

At Insero, we make it our business to stay abreast of the latest trends and technical updates in accounting, tax, and audit and we understand how important timely updates are to our clients. As a member of the RSM US Alliance, we also have the benefit of access to the resources and subject matter experts of RSM US LLP (formerly known as McGladrey LLP). This includes regular updates on the latest insights for not-for-profit organizations. We hope that you find these informative and useful, and invite you to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Gaining approval and building momentum in fundraising campaigns
Understanding the importance of capitalizing on momentum and further engaging not only donors, but also key volunteers and employees.
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Federal grants management update: Understanding new guidelines
Over the last year, the federal government has implemented several significant changes to grants management regulations that are typically only seen once in a generation.
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The real cost of a data breach
To successfully navigate today’s cyberthreats and effectively respond to data security events, understanding the costs associated with a data breach is critical.
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Large animal shelter leverages RSM FAO resources to manage finances
Financial accounting outsourcing (FAO) helps an animal shelter increase financial efficiency and visibility to build on success and develop a vision for the future.
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Audit & Accounting Update: September 29, 2016

At Insero, we make it our business to stay abreast of the latest trends and technical updates in accounting, tax, and audit and we understand how important timely updates are to our clients. As a member of the RSM US Alliance, we also have the benefit of access to the resources and subject matter experts of RSM US LLP (formerly known as McGladrey LLP). This includes regular updates on the latest financial reporting insights. We hope that you find these informative and useful, and invite you to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Classification of certain cash receipts and cash payments
To reduce diversity in practice, a recent ASU provides solutions for eight specific statement of cash flows classification issues.
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Not-for-profits: Important changes ahead
The FASB recently issued new financial statement presentation requirements for not-for-profits.
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As always, we hope you enjoy this edition of our newsletter and we look forward to receiving your feedback. Should you have any questions regarding the information contained in the attached materials or our service offerings, please contact us directly.

Not-for-Profit Update: September/October 2016

At Insero, we make it our business to stay abreast of the latest trends and technical updates in accounting, tax, and audit and we understand how important timely updates are to our clients. As a member of the RSM US Alliance, we also have the benefit of access to the resources and subject matter experts of RSM US LLP (formerly known as McGladrey LLP). This includes regular updates on the latest insights for not-for-profit organizations. We hope that you find these informative and useful, and invite you to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Fundraising success: Properly managing accounting, risk and technology
Fundraising campaigns are critical to the sustainability of nonprofits, and organizations must consider several key elements to help ensure campaign success.
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Not-for-profits: Important changes ahead
FASB issues new financial statement presentation requirements for not-for-profits.
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Modernizing the finance function in nonprofit organizations
RSM technology and management consulting specialists share insights about the transformation of the finance function from a back-office recording and reporting function to a strategic enabler and insightful advisor for achieving business goals.
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Disclosure requirements for tax-exempt organizations
Important disclosure rules of which a tax-exempt organization’s management and board of directors need to be aware.
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Public charity grant-making: Protecting tax-exempt status
A review is provided of the regulations and best practices for foreign operations of U.S.-based public charities.
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Proposal: Consolidation of for-profit limited partnership by not-for-profit entity
To clarify, the consolidation guidance for not-for-profit entities, the FASB recently issued a proposed ASU.
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Audit & Accounting Update: September 1, 2016

At Insero, we make it our business to stay abreast of the latest trends and technical updates in accounting, tax, and audit and we understand how important timely updates are to our clients. As a member of the McGladrey Alliance, we also have the benefit of access to the resources and subject matter experts of RSM US LLP (formerly known as McGladrey LLP). This includes regular updates on the latest financial reporting insights. We hope that you find these informative and useful, and invite you to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Financial instruments: In-depth analysis of new standard on credit losses
Our white paper provides answers to key questions regarding the FASB’s new standard on credit losses.
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Status of FASB’s project on hedge accounting
Our summary discusses the FASB’s ongoing efforts to simplify hedge accounting.
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Proposal: Consolidation of for-profit limited partnership by not-for-profit entity
To clarify, the consolidation guidance for not-for-profit entities, the FASB recently issued a proposed ASU.
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Proposed presentation of items in a financial statement
A recent exposure draft describes proposed concepts related to how recognized items should be presented in a financial statement.
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As always, we hope you enjoy this edition of our newsletter and we look forward to receiving your feedback. Should you have any questions regarding the information contained in the attached materials or our service offerings, please contact us directly.

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