Do you need to enhance your not-for-profit accounting skills? Through a case- study-intense, highly interactive, classroom environment, this CPE course provides you with the tools necessary to go beyond the theory and create value-added services for your clients. This course allows you to examine, evaluate and perform case studies which will enhance your working knowledge of fundamental not-for- profit accounting and reporting, presentation requirements, note disclosures unique to not-for-profits and options allowed under generally accepted accounting principles. FASB’s financial statement standard updates and revenue recognition standards are included in this course.
James Buckley, CPA Lake Orion, Michigan
James (Jim) Buckley has proven progressive and extensive experience in auditing, fieldwork, risk assessment, research and financial reporting. Jim partners with public, private, manufacturing, casino, municipal government and non-profit clients to tackle efficiently and effectively, complex internal control systems, plus financial accounting and authoritative reporting requirements. He has fourteen years’ instruction experience through PWC and the AICPA along with comprehensive tax experience researching, planning, and preparing corporate, partnership, individual, and multi-state tax returns, audits, and appeals. Additional professional highlights are as follows:
James worked at UHY, LLP for five years as a Principal performing the listed responsibilities Engagement management, client service, sales, leadership, people development and strategic business planning for municipal and not-for profit clients. Manage risk and ensure quality control on all engagement activities to ensure communicating correct, complex technical issues and solutions to his clients. Develop and present key topics for both internal and external classes. Make presentations at third party events and successfully market firm services.
Pricewaterhouse Coopers for thirteen years as Manager -Assurance Learning & Education Facilitate PwC’s Learning and Education Department, including communicating with diverse group of professionals with different levels of experience and varied backgrounds. Instructed audit methodology and technical accounting training courses to all levels of national and international PwC professionals. Helped lead PwC’s global team that conceptualized developed and wrote a new training course for 1st year senior associates given to over 3,500 global participants.
Manage assurance and audit services to over 30 clients; help strengthen their internal controls, risk monitoring and strategic risk assessments. Support client existing internal audit function and provide outsourced internal audit solutions by customizing audit plans to address their unique risks and objectives. Audit complex technical accounting areas including revenue recognition, inventory variance analyses, goodwill and intangible impairment analysis, purchase accounting for business combinations, stock based compensation and business segments. Continuously communicate with clients, present audit results to management and the Audit Committee, and educate clients on emerging accounting issues. Key member of ten fraud investigation engagements to advise and prepare written recommendations based on misappropriated assets of municipal and casino clients.