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BlogImage NewNormal2020 thumbnailFrom every corner of the world and including every community member, collectively, we are charged with operating under a new normal. Basic communication, friendly greetings, social interaction, making plans, helping others – everything we were accustomed to, is done differently now. With more

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ToolboxFASB ThumbnailAdobeStock 59589297By now you’ve probably heard about the changes coming with FASB ASU 2016-14.  The changes are significant and we’ve assembled a collection of resources to get you up to speed.

We have some concerns about what we’ve been hearing in the field:  responses to the question,  "How will you

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FASB blog thumbnailThe deadlines for ASU 2016-14 are approaching.  Implementation of the standards will be disruptive – whether that disruption is minimal or acute will depend on how prepared you are and the capability of your nonprofit accounting solutions.

FASB ASU 2016-14: Here’s what’s changing for nonprofit

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FinanceManagerGuide2Cloud BlogImage18CustomIf you are currently evaluating nonprofit accounting software, chances are your old system is a legacy, on-premise, accounting solution. We define legacy as software that was developed prior to 2000 (Y2K). “On-premise” refers to where your software physically resides, for example, on a server

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UpgradeImageBLOGAdobeStock 177368477SMALLFrom fundamental ASU2016-14 FASB updates to company-specific software updates, equipping nonprofit organizations with the tools to improve reporting and financial management is top-of-mind for many, if not all, nonprofit executives and boards.

Personally speaking, when AccuFund makes enhancements

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AccuSUM2017 COLOR VNever has there been a greater need for the services and support our nonprofits and local governments provide, in large cities and small towns, across the United States.

And at the same time, these nonprofits and local governments are challenged by the reality that funding is shrinking.

In order

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BlogImage multimain Many commercial accounting products have 2 elements - a natural account and a department - and this works fine for commercial entities.  In a nonprofit with multiple funding sources this quickly causes reporting issues.

We regularly work with nonprofits (NPOs) who use commercial accounting

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BlogImage ChangeAgent smallWhen mapping the direction and strategy of your nonprofit, the ultimate goal is always mission fulfillment.  But are there habits and processes that need to change in order to see dramatic improvement?  

Are there change agents within the organization that have pointed to areas of deficiency who

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Your staff is on edge.  You’re exhausted and stressed.  The only thing you can think about is getting through month-end.  

If that sounds familiar, read on, because while it’s not unusual for us to come across nonprofit accountants who experience the professional equivalent of going under house arrest during period-end closes; it is completely unnecessary.

Painful closings are a symptom of inadequate accounting systems.  Inadequate systems make your life harder, not easier. 

Beyond the monthly pain inflicted by inadequate accounting systems, the time chewed up by closing activities delays critical fund information getting into the hands of your organization’s managers.  Those delays could contribute to less than optimal use of funds.

What if you could cut the time it takes to do you period-end close in half?  What would that mean for staff morale?  What would that mean for your sanity?

What we see when we implement the AccuFund Accounting Suite for nonprofits is enormous relief followed by increased efficiency followed by increased innovation.

Accounting teams are relieved and excited to see the impact of AccuFund Accounting Suite.  Organizations report that it’s easy to use, cuts down of the time necessary for period-end closing and, perhaps best of all, greatly reduces the number of manual activities the team had done in the past.

The benefits of AccuFund Accounting Suite are also felt beyond the Accounting department.  Period-end closing no longer delay getting monthly reports into the hands of management.  Many of the organizations we work with take advantage of query licenses, which give non-accounting staff access to their own reports and budgets – directly from the system.  

There are many challenges that a nonprofit faces, however, long, painful period-end closings does not have to be among them.

It may not be at the top of your priority list but regular system reviews are key when it comes to ensuring that you are getting the most out of your investment.

Your financial systems are the bedrock of responsible stewardship and organizational transparency.  In addition, access to financial

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Why should nonprofits be interested in cloud accounting?

There are significant savings to be enjoyed by emptying out your server room and putting the money you used to pay in maintenance and upgrades towards your mission.

The cloud, through economies of scale, offers state-of-the-art security, disaster recovery, and guaranteed uptime.

Budget-friendly subscription pricing combined with anytime, anywhere access gives your organization the agility it needs to focus on your mission in the most cost-effective way without sacrificing features or performance.

Why should nonprofits be interested in AccuFund?

We currently serve more than 1,000 clients and we special in accounting software for not-for-profit and government organizations. AccuFund Anywhere extends that experience to the Internet with a true browser-based solution available anywhere and with AccuFund providing the technical support.

Because of our focus, we understand your needs and your responsibility to your constituents.

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Would you like to decrease the amount of time an effort that goes into your period-end close? Would you like more reporting options? Or the ability to upload large numbers of contributions at one time?

Then you might want to take a closer look at AccuFund Accounting Suite.

We are proud to report that AccuFund Accounting Suite received five out five stars in the all categories reviewed by the CPA Practice Advisor including: Basic System Functions; Core NFP/Fund Accounting Capabilities; Management Features; Financial Statements & Reports; Integration/Import/Export; and Help/Support.

The article concluded that "AccuFund Accounting Suite for Nonprofits is an easily navigate, scalable nonprofit software product ideal from mid-sized nonprofits desiring excellent budgeting capabilities along with a product that can grow with them."

One vice president of finance, who has selected AccuFund Accounting Suite for not one but two nonprofits he has worked for, shared this, "The key to nonprofit accounting is about managing restricted, temporarily restricted and unrestricted funds," he said. AccuFund is much easier and productive that the systems we'd used before, but it's also much more robust and flexible." Before moving to AccuFund, "...it would take at least two days to run monthly financials, but now it takes about three hours, and we can run individual reports in just minutes."