Not-for-Profit Conference

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Apr 30, 2018

Registration: 7:15 AM / Program: 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM Pacific Time


Member Fee: $0.00
Nonmember Fee: $0.00

Available Discounts

AICPA Member: None
Full time Accounting Educator: None


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Learn about new developments and the latest topics of interest to CPAs and other accounting professionals in the not-for-profit sector. Choose the concurrent sessions that specifically meet your needs. A networking reception will immediately follow the conference.

Note: This event qualifies for Yellow Book CPE based on your unique audited entity.

Special Offer for Guests/Clients of OSCPA Members: Enhance education in the not-for-profit arena; invite other not-for-profit  professionals as your guests to attend the 2018 Not-for-Profit Conference for only $245 per person - that's a savings of $75 off of the member conference fee! Two ways for guests/clients of OSCPA members to register:

  1. Complete registration form in the conference brochure (available in mid-March). Indicate that they are a non-member and guest/client of an OSCPA member (listing OSCPA member name); or
  2. Contact the OSCPA at 503-641-7200 / 800-255-1470, ext. 3 to register receiving the guest/client fee. 

Note: the special guest/client fee is not applicable to OSCPA members or CPAs eligible for membership. Uncertified colleagues of OSCPA members qualify for the member fee.

Please join us after the conference adjourns for a networking reception: Includes hosted hors d'oeuvres & one complimentary beverage.

Conference is developed by the OSCPA Not-for-Profit Conference Planning Subcommittee. We appreciate the following businesses for sponsoring the 2018 OSCPA Not-for-Profit Conference:

Bennett / Porter & Associates Inc.

Clark Nuber PS

Columbia Bank

Northwest Bank


Revolution Accounting and Advisory

Designed For

CPAs and other accounting professionals in the not-for-profit sector.


Provide an overview and update of important issues impacting the not-for-profit arena.

Major Subjects

General Sessions:

  • Beyond the Headlines
    Louis J. Mezzina, CPA
    KPMG LLP, New York, NY
    A look at the not-for-profit sector as covered by the media. 
  • FASB Update
    Richard A. Cole, CPA, CGMA
    Financial Accounting Standards Board, Norwalk, CT

    This session will provide an overview of new accounting standards and active projects.  It will provide an overview of the new standards on pensions, leases, financial reporting for NFPs, etc.  It will also provide an overview of the grants and contracts project which is expected to be issued as a final ASU in June, and other projects the FASB is working on.
  • Tax and Regulatory Update
    Jane M. Searing, CPA, M.S. Taxation
    Clark Nuber PS, Bellevue, WA
    As if the Tax Cut and Jobs Act was not enough, the Treasury also released CPAR rules for audits of partnerships which have implications for tax exempt organizations. Notice 2017-73 on Donor Advised Funds, the GAAP Guys are changing up reporting of net assets and revenue recognition, and we still need to be keeping up with the IRS's Work Plan. We will have an invigorating 60 minute tour of federal tax issues non-profits need to keep an eye on in 2018.  
  • Cyber Security: Why You Got Hacked (and How to Make Sure it Does Not Happen Again) 
    Moss Adams LLP, Seattle, WA

Concurrent Sessions: (Refers to registration options listed below)

Session A

  • A-1: Troublesome 990 Topics
    The Form 990 is much more than a financial disclosures and there are many nuances and traps for the unwary.  In addition, due to the IRS having limited resources, the instructions to the form and schedules may contradict the questions on the actual form and schedules.  For many practitioners combing through the pages of Form 990 instructions can be daunting.  The good news is this session will walk through the Form 990 and Schedules and highlight the troublesome areas to pay attention to when preparing the Form 990. The learning objective is to gain a deeper understanding to the Form 990 and Schedules and what the IRS is really requesting. Please note that due to time restrictions this class will not cover Schedules E, H, or K of the Form 990.
  • A-2: FASB Deep Dive
    This session will do a deep dive into the grants and contracts project which is expected to be issued in June of 2018.  It also will highlight implementation issues and concerns which have been raised to the FASB.
  • A-3: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Best Practices: What's Working in Organizations?
    Participants will engage in an interactive session to learn about some of the best practices being used by leading edge organizations across the country in regard to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). The presenter will present this information in a fun and lively manner, which will include opportunities for information sharing and a Q&A session in a safe environment. Your presenter, Joseph Wahl, is a veteran consultant with over 20 years of experience in leading best in class organizations in the development and implementation of DEI practices.

Session B

  • B-1: Governance: Best Practices
    This session will cover trends and recommended best practices for boards of not-for-profit organizations.
  • B-2: Uniform Grant Guidance - Pitfalls and Implementation Tips
    Uniform Grant Guidance and how to stay in compliance. Now that we are in year 3, what are the pitfalls and lessons learned?  We will look at what areas have been challenging and factors driving single audit quality.
  • B-3: Fraud - Nonprofits Beware
    Nonprofit organizations are especially prone to embezzlement schemes at the hands of their employees. During this session you will learn the reasons why these organizations experience fraud, the red flags of typical schemes, questions board members should be asking, and an easy action plan for mitigating risk and implementing appropriate oversight and internal controls in these organizations.

Session C

  • C-1: Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrencies 101
    In this introduction to bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, we explore how they work and some common accounting issues that arise, such as, "hard forks" and cryptocurrency exchange. No prior knowledge of bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies required.
  • C-2: Employee Benefit Plans: Options for Nonprofits
  • C-3: Risk Alert: Not-for-Profit Entity Industry Developments
    This session will provide an overview of recent economic, industry, technical, regulatory and professional developments affecting practitioners working in the Not-for-Profit Industry.

Registration Instructions:

  1. Select one concurrent session from each block (A, B & C blocks).
  2. Select your materials (paperless/electronic or hard copy).
  3. Click "Add to Cart."
  4. Log in to complete registration and go through the cart.

This event has already passed. If you have any questions, please contact us at 503-641-7200 or email