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By: Dmitry Volfson, HoganTaylor Assurance Manager

As a member of the nonprofit niche at HoganTaylor and current Board Member of Tulsa CARES (nonprofit agency in Tulsa, OK), I have seen firsthand the important role that nonprofits play in our community. This year, I had the pleasure of attending the AICPA National Not-for-Profit Industry Conference in June of 2015 with several of my colleagues. The Conference experienced a record number of participants with over 1,875 paid participants in attendance. The quality of speakers and in-depth material continues to emphasize the important role that Not-for-Profits play in our economy. The increased complexities and responsibilities by board members and management within the industry will continue to be heightened with the limited resources and additional scrutiny by regulators. To begin addressing these challenges, the AICPA rolled out the very first Non-for-Profit Certificate Program.

We first wrote to you about the AICPA’s unanimous approval of a new Member Section specifically devoted to Not-for-Profit sectors and followed that up with an update regarding more specific objectives of this program. We are now pleased to announce that the Not-for-Profit Certificate Program is officially available.

The cost of the certificate program which is comprised of 24 courses that total 40 hours of CPE eligible credits is $999 but AICPA members receive a 20% discount ($799). This is another step being taken in the industry to address the unique challenges and opportunities for nonprofits– if you would like to find out more about the program, please visit the AICPA Not-for-Profit page on their website.

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