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ADDITIONAL DATES

Nov 30, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST Register
Dec 07, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST Register

Course Description

Many government and not-for-profit (NFP) organizations require an audit. Since the fiscal year end for many of these organizations is something other than Dec. 31, this type of service presents an opportunity for CPA firms to shift work outside of the traditional busy season. Additionally, these engagements provide audit staff with fresh experiences and industry exposure. The benefits of providing audit services to government and NFP organizations are numerous, yet they may present unforeseen professional liability risks for firms without the necessary knowledge and expertise in these specialized areas.

This webinar is aimed to provide an introduction to accounting and auditing that is unique to nonprofits and governments. It will cover :

  • Yellow Book
  • Nonprofit accounting and unique differences
  • Introduction to the unique requirements of governmental accounting
  • Explanation of what a uniform guidance compliance audit is and how it is different from financial audits

This foundational course is perfect for those getting started in the nonprofit and governmental arena and those looking for a refresher.

Yellow Book Boot Camp Part 2 is expected in the fall after the COVID Compliance Supplement is issued.  It will cover key changes in accounting & auditing that impact nonprofits and governmental entities. Part 2 is great for experienced professionals as well as those who have completed the Part 1 webinar.

Learning objectives

  • Identify the key differences in governmental GAAP
  • Recognize the basic requirements in a Yellow Book Audit
  • Describe performance requirements for Uniform Guidance
  • Identify topics unique to nonprofit accounting

About Presenter

Melisa Galasso, CPA

Owner, Galasso Learning Solutions

melisa@galassolearningsolutions.com

Melisa Galasso, CPA, is the founder of Galasso Learning Solutions LLC. With over 15 years of experience in the accounting profession, Melisa designs and facilitates courses in advanced technical accounting and auditing topics, including not for profit and governmental accounting. She also supports essential professional development, public speaking, and business skills. Melisa closely monitors regulatory bodies for changes in auditing and accounting guidance and serves as a subject matter expert in implementing the updated guidance.

Melisa earned the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Master Trainer™ designation. She is a member of and frequent instructor for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA), and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA).

Melisa was appointed in 2016 to the AICPA’s Technical Issues Committee (TIC), which is responsible for monitoring the activities of the various accounting and attestation standard-setting boards and submitting comments and recommendations during the due process phase. Melisa is also currently serving on the Board of Directors for the VSCPA. Previously, she served as President of the Board of NCACPA’s Charlotte Chapter, Chair of the A&A Committee for the NCACPA, and held several leadership positions with the VSCPA.

Melisa received the 2013 Women to Watch – Emerging Leader Award from the NCACPA and AICPA. She is a graduate of the 2014 class of the AICPA’s Leadership Academy. In 2016, Melisa was honored as one of the 50 Most Influential Women by the Mecklenburg Times and received the Top 5 Under 35 Award from the VSCPA. She received a 5.0 Speaker award from the NCACPA in 2015, 2016 and 2017. In 2016, Melisa received the Don Farmer Award from the NCACPA for the highest combined average scores on knowledge, skills, and materials from participant evaluations for all courses taught in a technical area. Melisa is a 2017 and 2018 recipient of the AICPA’s Outstanding Discussion Leader award which is given to the top 10% of all AICPA facilitators around the country.

Prior to establishing Galasso Learning Solutions, Melisa worked in public accounting, industry, internal audit, and academia. She received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and International Business from Georgetown University.

Continuing education for CPAs should be impactful, relevant, and engaging, so using our proven Galasso Learning Solutions (GLS) process, I am committed to providing Continuing Professional Education (CPE) to firms and entities that fulfill real educational requirements for growth and excellence — not just for the sake of compliance.

As Founder and CEO of GLS, I design and facilitate courses in advanced technical accounting and auditing topics. Since GLS values a commitment to excellence in CPE, I closely monitor regulatory bodies for changes in auditing and accounting guidance and serve as a subject matter expert in implementing the updated guidance.

I’m driven by clients who are motivated to invest in high-quality custom training for their members. As my training practice continues to grow through in-person instruction, live webinars, and on-demand replays, so grows my commitment to the core values that set apart GLS in the first place.

GLS has set out to be a positive force in the accounting profession by empowering other CPAs with quality continuing education and through servant leadership in support of an ever-changing profession.

"Melisa is one of the most knowledgeable trainers we have ever brought in to our firm to present. Her technical knowledge is obvious and her being plugged in to FASB, GASB, AICPA and all the pertinent organizations that affect our profession make her stand above the rest. We very much look forward to her next visit.” - Annie M. Yoder, CPA/CFF, CFE | Principal | Rea & Associates, Inc.

HIGHLIGHTS: Association for Talent Development (ATD) Master Trainer™| Certified Professional in Learning & Performance (CPLP) | AICPA Technical Issues Committee member | VSCPA Board Member | CPA Practice Advisor “40 under 40” 2017, 2018 & 2019 | Charlotte NAWBO 2019 Rising Star

FAQ

  • To receive CPE credit for the event, you must register for the webcast prior to the start of each program.
  • CPE is available to all eligible participants within 24 hours of each webinar.
  • You must attend complete webinar and respond to all polling questions asked during the webinar. CPE is issued on 50 minute credit hour basis.
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  • This event may be a recorded rebroadcast of a live event done in past and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during/after the webinar.
  • If you are Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) many of our courses qualifies for your verifiable CPD requirements you will get your certificate for the program. You can check a tab of “Webinar Qualifies for” for the same.However please do verify with respective regulatory body about the eligibility for the same.
  • Many of our courses are approved by “CFP Board” for CE credits of certified financial Planner(CFP). Please check a tab of “Webinar Qualifies for” to verify whether webinar qualifies for CE credits for CFP or not.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

For more information regarding refund, complaint and program cancellation policies, please contact our offices at 646-688-5128

In case any of the course or live webinars gets cancelled we would be refunding you the entire amount (if paid).

Reviews

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    Kerry Tovery , CPA
    Oct 28th 2020
    Melisa was very knowledgeable and helpful, and very interested in the topic. I learned numerous new concepts today which help me further appreciate the differences between NFP and other entities. Great job! Also, he reiterated if someone has future questions regarding NFP, he is more than happy to serve as a resource and encouraged folks to contact him
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Miranda Borsh , CPA
This is a great course for gaining some overall knowledge about non profits. Very informative and the handouts will be a great resource for helping my clients understand some of the things to consider when forming a new non profit organization
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Tevin Grace
The course was very focused and specific to the topic, the presenter was amazing, very knowledgable and offered to address questions directly via email. Truly thought provoking presentation and offered highlights to consider to strengthen your NP organization overall. Very glad I attended

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  • Cost $120
  • CPE Credits 8
  • Subject Area Accounting (Govt.)
  • Course Level Basic
  • Instructional Method group internet based
  • Prerequisites None
  • Advanced Preparation None
  • Who should attend? Bookkeeper Accountant CPA - Small Firm CPA - Mid Size Firm Accounting Firm CPA (Industry) Auditors Young CPA CPA in Business Entrepreneurial CPA Tax Accountant (Industry) Accounting Practice Owners Senior Accountant VP Accounts Accounts Director Chief Accounting Officer Entrepreneurial Accountant Accounting Managers Staff of Accounting Firm
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upcoming Live CPE Webinars

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST View Details/Register
Annual Federal Tax Update - C & S Corporations, Partnerships & LLCs (Forms 1120, 1120S & 1065)
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST View Details/Register
How to deal effectively with IRS Examinations and Criminal Investigations?
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST View Details/Register
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