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Category Archives: Accounting Practices

Identity Theft Warning: Unemployment Benefits

identity_theftWe are heading into tax filing season and the IRS is seeing an uptick in taxpayers receiving form 1099-G even though they never filed for unemployment during 2020 and the COVID-19 Pandemic. If you or any of your employees received the form yet never filed, identity theft is likely and someone may have received benefits fraudulently in your name. If you are aware of an identity theft situation here are some steps to take to lessen the impact and rectify the situation as soon as possible. Continue Reading

Keeping Your “Bookkeeper” and Outsourcing Your Business Controls

Small to mid-sized businesses and nonprofits tend to default to having one person control all of the business’s accounting functions, known fondly as “the bookkeeper.” Oftentimes this bookkeeper ends up being the company’s owner or nonprofit organization’s executive director. Aside from the capacity challenges of a high-level employee managing the books when they should be… Continue Reading

So, You Want to be an Accountant?

When people think about accounting and accountants, most immediately think, “spreadsheets, number crunching, boring.” Those of us in the accounting world tend to view our careers differently, and those of us here at N4N use our passion for numbers to focus solely on helping nonprofits manage their money so they can focus on their missions.… Continue Reading

Accounting in the Cloud

The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us all about adapting to the world we live in and how much can change instantly, including our jobs and how we complete tasks virtually. While working from home isn’t new to the accounting world, the lack of face-to-face meetings and providing accounting services all via the cloud certainly is.… Continue Reading

Nonprofit Annual Reports – Engaging and Informing

The development of a nonprofit’s annual report can be time consuming, laborious, and unfortunately sometimes even boring, but it doesn’t have to be and shouldn’t be. In fact, the annual report could be used to make another connection with current donors while also informing potential donors and corporations about how their money would be used.… Continue Reading