Nonprofit Accountability and Transparency Seminar

January 31, 2014

About the Seminar:

Mark your calendars for another great nonprofit training resource in Springfield!

Too often the difference between right and wrong may not seem so clear. "A Best Practices Approach" will help you in navigating the financial complexities of your nonprofit organization. Elliott, Robinson & Company and The Center for Nonprofit Communication at Drury University are pleased to present this important seminar for nonprofit leaders and board members.


The registration deadline for the seminar has passed and registration is now closed.


Free for nonprofit staff / board (includes lunch and materials)


Findlay Student Center at Drury University

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9 - 10 a.m.: “I’m not an Accountant!” - Clarifying the Confusion
Presented by Chris Myers, CPA
Chris began his career with Elliott, Robinson & Company in 2006. He is a graduate of Missouri State University with a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Accountancy. Chris specializes in not-for-profit and A-133 audits, as well as Governmental RD/HUD audits associated with low income housing tax credit compliance. In addition, he assists many clients in organizing, developing, and implementing efficient and effective QuickBooks® financial accounting systems as a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor®. He is very active in the community and holds multiple board officer positions with local not-for-profit organizations.

10:15 - 11:15 a.m.: Protecting Organization Assets with Internal Controls
Presented by Amanda Kastler, CPA, CFE
Amanda graduated from Drury University in December 2003 with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and minors in Business Administration and Criminology. She came to Elliott, Robinson & Company, LLP in January 2004. As a Certified Fraud Examiner, she helps clients ensure control of their resources and or investigate fraudulent activities. She has served as an expert witness and leads the Fraud Services area of the firm. Amanda is responsible for many large for profit and not for profit audits. She is also developing an expertise in A-133 audits.

11:15 – noon: Lunch

Noon - 1 p.m.: Ten Things to Consider When Filing IRS Form 990
Presented by Gary Wood, CPA
Gary began his career with Elliott, Robinson & Company in 2007. He is a graduate of Missouri State University with both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree of Accountancy. Gary has a niche working with not-for-profit organizations, and their board of directors, regarding annual audit and tax requirements. At the end of the day, he enjoys the non-profit industry because of their passionate leadership and the positive impacts these organization can leave in the community. Gary himself currently volunteers his time serving as the President of the Rotary Club of Ozark (his hometown).

1 - 2 p.m.: Panel Discussion and Q & A with CPAs

Each expert-led session, taught by CPAs from Elliott, Robinson, & Company, will provide valuable information you can use to help your organization stay on track.


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