Two initiatives address not-for-profits

To meet the market’s need for financial expertise in the not-for-profit sector, the AICPA has launched two initiatives: the Not-for-Profit Certificate Program and the Not-for-Profit Section.

The NFP Certificate Program is a 40-hour, on-demand experience covering the essentials of not-for-profit financial responsibility. Because those advising NFPs on financial matters may not necessarily be CPAs, the NFP Certificate Program will allow non-CPAs to earn certification for their duties in the areas of accounting, tax, assurance, and governance. More information is available at

The Not-for-Profit Section provides timely communications, educational opportunities, tools, peer-to-peer information sharing, and access to publications and resources for people who work with or for not-for-profit entities. More information is available at


Year-end tax planning and what’s new for 2016

Practitioners need to consider several tax planning opportunities to review with their clients before the end of the year. This report offers strategies for individuals and businesses, as well as recent federal tax law changes affecting this year’s tax returns.


News quiz: Retirement planning, tax practice, and fraud risk

Recent reports focused on a survey that gauges the worries about retirement among CPA financial planners’ clients, a suit that affects tax practitioners, and a guide that offers advice on fraud risk. See how much you know with this short quiz.


Bolster your data defenses

As you weather the dog days of summer, it’s a good time to make sure your cybersecurity structure can stand up to the heat of external and internal threats. Here are six steps to help shore up your systems.