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2015 ACPEN Signature Series

ACPEN Signature courses are the flagship CPE events of ACPEN, and the top of the line in CPE programing. 

Signature courses, begin in May each year, continue monthly throughout the year, and are replayed for live credit several times, including in December and January. 

Each showcases important and timely CPE topics, using enhanced production techniques, and are delivered by panels of national experts, practitioners, and representatives of regulatory and standard setting bodies.

To see what courses are included in this year, please click on the ACPEN Signature category below. 

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Not-for-Profit Audit Guide Update


  • Length: 1 Hour
  • In 2013, the AICPA issued the first comprehensive revision of the Audit and Accounting Guide: Not-for-Profit Entities since 1996.  Are you aware of the major changes and how they will impact you?  This course walks through key chapters of the new guide and highlights changes such as program investments, gifts in kind accounting and challenges with fair value, exchange transactions and audit risk alerts.

Basic Course Information

  • CPE Credits: 1
  • Program Level (Basic, Update, Intermediate, Advanced, Overview): Update
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advanced Preparation: None
  • Designed For: Non-profit financial managers and CPAs involved in the audit of non-profits, especially those in the health care industry
  • Producer: Florida Institute of CPAs
  • Field of Study 1: Auditing (1 hours)

Learning Objectives

  • Learning Objectives: * Identify the main updates of the AICPA's Audit and Accounting Guide: Not-for-Profit Entities * Review the new and existing rules for exempt organizations * Examine best practices, examples, and tips to assist with accurate reporting

Major Subjects


  • Faculty and Production Information
    • Cathy J. Clark, CPA, Principal National Assurance Technical Group
    • Cathy is an audit and assurance principal at CliftonLarsonAllen in their National Assurance Technical Group with over 20 years of experience. Her primary responsibilities include being a technical resource for the audit and assurance practice and quality review of assurance and accounting engagements. She has experience in conducting training sessions for audit and accounting staff within CliftonLarsonAllen, the American Institute of CPAs, and the Minnesota Society of CPAs.

      Experience in Serving Clients
      Throughout her career, Cathy has served a variety of clients in numerous industries,including an emphasis in not for profit organizations and health care entities. Sheassists engagement teams with technical audit and accounting issues, and works with
      the Public Service and Health Care Groups to formulate audit and financial statementreport planning.

      Education/Professional Involvement
      Cathy is a graduate of the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management and holds a Bachelor of Science Business degree in Accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Minnesota. Cathy is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and of the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is the current chair of the AICPA’s Not-For-Profit Organization Expert Panel and co-chair of the AICPA’s Not-For-Profit Organizations Audit & Accounting Guide Task Force. She is active in the community and currently serves on the board of Edina Athletic Booster Association. She was a troop leader for over ten years for the Girl Scouts of Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys. She has also been a mentor with the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management’s mentorship program for the past five years. Prior to joining LarsonAllen in 2002, Cathy spent five years with Deloitte & Touche LLP. She also spent five years working for Minneapolis based public companies providing guidance on SEC and GAAP reporting and implementation of the accounting standards.

Course Materials

  • Course Materials
    • Important CPE Credit Information_2014 (0)
    • B19-Clarke (0)

Additional Information

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