Managing a non-profit organization requires a deep understanding of the complexities of operating in the public sector. Our Not-for-Profit group understands your challenges. Our professionals will get to know your organization from the inside out—establishing relationships with key members of your team, and work with you to develop customized strategies to meet your particular accounting and auditing needs. Our services to non-profit organizations include:
We perform audits to meet a variety of reporting standards:
You may have assurance needs that don't require an audit or review of financial statements, but do require specific procedures to be applied to your financial reporting processes and controls. We can provide agreed-upon procedures when you are preparing to sell your business, purchasing a business or need special reporting for other reasons.
With nonprofit tax returns visible on internet sites such as GuideStar, professional and accurate tax preparation is important. Our tax preparation services include:
“Small organizations are disproportionately victimized by occupational fraud. These organizations are typically lacking in anti-fraud controls compared to their larger counterparts, which makes them particularly vulnerable to fraud.” (“2010 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse,” Association of Certified Fraud Examiners)
Your organization is at serious risk for fraud if any of the following statements apply:
We can help - businesses come to SGA because something just didn’t feel right, or an employee provided a tip that $500 or so may have been stolen. In most cases, the actual dollar amount of the theft was $100,000 - $200,000. Most of these fraudsters were employed by the organization for over 5 years and highly trusted with no prior criminal conviction.
Fraud Investigation Services
Our professionals are trained to focus in on your organization’s weakest areas and to seek out fraud by analyzing records and trends. We quantify the damages, prepare written reports for management and law enforcement, work closely with management and law enforcement throughout the investigation, and provide litigation support and expert witness testimony.
Internal Control Evaluations
We are also trained to review your organization’s accounting processes and to provide a written report with recommendations for improvements giving your organization a competitive edge to protect your assets in this vulnerable economy.
Employee tips account for 40% of thefts detected, which is 25% higher than the next closest method of detection. Providing your employees with a phone number to call if theft is suspected will be your first step to protecting your organization.
Put your focus back on your business by handing your accounting work over to our firm. When you outsource your accounting function to us, you get a team of professionals working for you. We handle your complex tax and accounting work while providing you 24/7 access to your data—and all at a fixed, affordable monthly fee.
The holiday season is already in full swing, and as much as it can be a welcome distraction can be from our everyday lives, that distraction can cause its own issues as well.
We’ve noticed, here at SGA, an increased number of instances of scam emails and voicemail schemes lately. The scammers are trying to catch you off guard and get you to react in a way that you might...
The IRS requires you to keep your records that support an item of income or deduction on a return until the period of limitations for that returns runs out. The period of limitations is the period of time in which you can amend your return to claim a credit or refund, or the IRS can assess additional tax.
Period of Limitations: