Sarbanes-Oxley for Nonprofits: A Guide to Building by Peggy M. Jackson

By Peggy M. Jackson

An entire consultant to leveraging the facility of Sarbanes-Oxley--specifically for nonprofits the 1st e-book to debate the consequences of Sarbanes-Oxley laws because it pertains to nonprofit enterprises, Sarbanes-Oxley for Nonprofits is an important consultant for all nonprofit executives and forums who need to know how the recent laws can improve their organization's undertaking. through developing a "platinum typical" of operations and governance inside of nonprofit corporations, executives and board individuals may be larger outfitted to draw top quality employees and board participants, in addition to the eye of donors and different strength investment resources. Sarbanes-Oxley for Nonprofits provides the easiest practices that experience emerged from the general public corporation Accounting Reform and Investor security Act (Sarbanes-Oxley) in a way that explains their resource and price to the nonprofit association. Written for either small and big nonprofits, Sarbanes-Oxley for Nonprofits comprises: * Practices meant to set up a "platinum common" of operations and governance in the nonprofit * assurance of audits, monetary statements, board actions and selection making, the right way to educate board individuals to learn and interpret monetary statements, conflicts of curiosity, whistle-blower security, and the way to leverage those criteria to realize a aggressive virtue * Sarbanes-Oxley top practices and the organizational tradition * pattern files, types, and checklists to introduce those most sensible practices into any nonprofit association * and masses extra!

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For example, if the auditing firm performing the audit also receives substantial compensation for providing consulting, tax work, or other services to the nonprofit, the audit may be biased to reflect a more positive financial position than exists. In recent years, several accounting firms such as Price Waterhouse, Ernst & Young, and Arthur Andersen have been involved in lawsuit cases that alleged biased auditors’ reports. Biased auditor reports can also occur when a too cozy relationship exists between the management of the nonprofit and the auditor.

California’s “Nonprofit Integrity Act” (SB1262) Provisions That Apply to Nonprofits with Budgets in Excess of $2 Million: The state of California passed a “Nonprofit Integrity Act” that imposes many of the features of SOX on nonprofits with budgets in excess of $2 million operating in that state. S. Government auditing standards. • The results of the audit will need to be made available to the public and the Attorney General. • Nonprofits will be required to have an audit committee whose membership cannot include staff and must not overlap more than 50 percent with the finance committee; the audit committee can include members who are not on the organization’s board of directors.

The approximately 3,000,000 tax-exempt entities include almost 1,000,000 section 501(c)(3) charities and almost 1,000,000 employee plans . . S. S. securities market is held by employee plans alone. As I will discuss, there are abuses of charities that principally rely on the tax advantages conferred by the deductibility of contributions to those organizations. If these abuses are left unchecked, I believe there is the risk that Americans not only will lose faith in and reduce support for charitable organizations, but that the integrity of our tax system also will be compromised.

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