Preparers of governmental and nonprofit financial statements and their auditors often seek advice from the AICPA’s Technical Hotline as well as from the GASB Technical Inquiry System. The advice they receive from these sources is high-quality and non-authoritative, but offers viable solutions or reasonable alternatives for accounting and auditing issues related to governmental and nonprofit organizations. The objective of this course is to enhance participants’ knowledge and application of professional judgment by providing a review of the top accounting and auditing issues faced by preparers of governmental and not-for-profit financial statements and their auditors based on calls and inquiries received by both the AICPA and GASB over the past year.
Jeanette Bax-Kurtz is the Director of Not-for-Profit and Regulatory Services for Mueller Prost and coordinates the firm’s delivery of audit, tax and advisory services to tax exempt and other organizations, including not-for-profit, real estate, and healthcare industries. Her considerable knowledge base has been the source of assistance for many directors, trustees, government agencies, owners and consultants in solving challenges facing a dynamic environment.
Jeanette is a graduate of University of Missouri, St. Louis with a B.S.B.A. concentration in Accounting and a Minor in Mathematics. She has more than 30 years of experience in public accounting. Jeanette is a Certified Public Accountant in the States of Missouri, Illinois, Nebraska, and California. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, Affordable Housing Association of Certified Public Accountants, Missouri Municipal League, National Center for Employee Ownership, and AGA – Advancing Government Accountability. She also co-chairs the Allinial Global Not-For-Profit Community of Practice.
Her focus on not-for-profit organizations and highly regulated industries makes Jeanette a sought-after educator and speaker. She frequently teaches courses for the AICPA, conducts seminars for Allinial Global, and is a guest lecturer at various universities and other organizations.
In addition to her professional affiliations, Jeanette serves as a board member for several prominent non-profit organizations, as well as a local bank. She also devotes a considerable amount of time to providing services and volunteering for a variety of tax-exempt organizations. Jeanette is a recipient of the Association’s Outstanding Facilitator Award.