Nonprofits & Affordable HousingHeveron & Company CPAs provides a wide range of services to nonprofits and affordable housing in a variety of industries.
We provide traditional services including audits, reviews, compilations, annual filings, governmental and other compliance audits. Our audit services include many aspects that other firms do not offer or consider “extras”.
We can also assist with internal audits, indirect cost applications, reviews of your information technology security & efficiency, and design of financial reports.
Our nonprofit services also include financial report design, assistance with development of budgets and analysis of costs, as well as preparation of applications for exemption.
Affordable Housing & Real Estate
Audits, Reviews, and Compilation
Financial Statement Audits
Audits offer the highest level of assurance to third parties and include in-depth examination and confirmation of account balances, inventories, and selected transactions.
Compliance audits are required when you spend more than $750,000 in federal awards during your calendar or fiscal year, and also when certain funders or regulators require Governmental Auditing Standards. We are members of the AICPA’s Governmental Audit Quality Assurance Center and regularly perform compliance audits.
Consolidated Fiscal Report Audits
We have prepared audits of Consolidated Fiscal Reports (CFRs) for many years and have a team dedicated to these unique audit engagements.
These special audits are generally required by funders or regulators. Procedures are based on requirements that are imposed on funding your organization receives. We provide a wide variety of agreed-upon procedures engagements.
Reviews provide limited assurance to outside interests and involve obtaining information about your organization and its environment, as well as information about how your financial reports are prepared.
Compilations are usually requested for internal purposes and are based upon information provided by a company’s management. They do not offer assurance, but may involve some adjustment to accounting records.
Charter and Private School Audits
We have been involved with Charter schools since their inception, and participated in training at SUNY Buffalo and the Center for Governmental Research prior to approval of any New York State Charters. We have assisted several prospective schools with their budgets. We are also a contributing reviewer of the New York State Education Department on changes to the Charter School Audit Guide. In December 2015, we were one of four presenters for the New York State Education Department Charter School Fiscal Oversite webinar that was broadcast live across the state.
Charter schools require compliance audits in accordance with Governmental Auditing Standards. We are longtime members of the Governmental Audit Quality Assurance Center, and our training and peer reviews include our compliance audit procedures.
Compliance & Internal Audits
Retirement Plan Audits
We know that the laws and compliance issues surrounding the management and administration of employee benefit plans are complex and constantly changing. We also know that benefit plans are essential to attracting and retaining key employees. We have developed resources to assure high quality, compliant benefit plan audits.
Our audit is intended to help you safeguard your assets, produce accurate financial statements, and comply with Department of Labor and US generally accepted accounting principles, including all necessary disclosures and assure that you are complying with requirements of ERISA.
Tax Planning & Preparation
Our firm provides a full range of cost effective accounting services including the following:
- QuickBooks bookkeeper training
- Accounting system set up-chart of accounts and financial statement design
- Business tax return preparation